Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD: Initial Findings for Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom Male Combat Veterans and Their Partners

Jeremiah A. Schumm, Steffany J. Fredman, Candice M. Monson, Kathleen M. Chard

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and partner relationship difficulties commonly co-occur among Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF-OIF). This study reports upon results for six male OEF-OIF Veterans with PTSD and their female relationship partners who completed cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD (CBCT for PTSD), which is a treatment that targets reductions in PTSD and couple distress. Case- and group-level data supported reductions in Veterans' PTSD symptoms and female partners' relationship distress. These findings suggest that CBCT for PTSD may be a promising intervention for OEF-OIF Veterans' PTSD and their partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 4 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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