What is it about?
Experiencing trauma in childhood or adolescence can impair some essential capacities that are required for developing social adjustment and social skills. Although current psychotherapy with traumatised young people have been successful in improving PTSD symptoms, they have overlooked the long-term effects of trauma on social life of young people. Through a comprehensive process of intervention mapping and over several empirical studies, we identified the specific ways through which trauma can impair the social life of young individuals, and accordingly, we mapped a theory-and-evidence-based integrative intervention to improve and prevent the effects of trauma on social life of young people.
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Why is it important?
After having a stuffiest level of replication and modification, this intervention can fill an important gap in current psychotherapy with young people having a trauma history (especially those with a history of complex trauma). We believe that receiving this intervention in late adolescence or early adulthood can prevent serious trauma-related psychosocial issues. When the treatment-resistant effects of trauma on social life is effectively targeted and improved in adolescence or early adulthood, it can possibly prevent developing/maintaining more complex patterns of trauma-related disorders such as C-PTSD or borderline personality disorder.
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This page is a summary of: Targeting treatment-resistant effects of trauma for promoting social adjustment: An intervention mapping protocol augmented by empirical pilot studies., Traumatology An International Journal, September 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/trm0000329.
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