Therapist adherence to manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy for anger management delivered to veterans with PTSD via videoconferencing

Leslie A. Morland, Carolyn J. Greene, Kathleen Grubbs, Karen Kloezeman, Margaret Anne Mackintosh, Craig Rosen, B. Christopher Frueh

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Abstract

Therapist adherence to a manualized cognitive-behavioral anger management group treatment (AMT) was compared between therapy delivered via videoconference (VC) and the traditional in-person modality, using data from a large, randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of AMT for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Therapist adherence was rated for the presence or absence of process and content treatment elements. Secondary analyses were conducted using a repeated measures ANOVA. Overall adherence to the protocol was excellent (M = 96%, SD = 1%). Findings indicate that therapist adherence to AMT is similar across delivery modalities and VC is a viable service delivery strategy that does not compromise a therapist's ability to effectively structure sessions and manage patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-638
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume67
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Telemental health services
  • Therapist adherence
  • Videoconferencing technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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