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Emotional Resilience Training for PTSD

Led By R. Nicholas Carleton, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Regina
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be between 18 and 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up time 2 (post-training; week 26), time 3 (1-year follow-up), time 4 (2-year follow-up), time 5 (3-year follow-up), time 6 (4-year follow-up), time 7 (5-year follow-up)
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial is investigating whether a new training program for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) can help reduce posttraumatic stress injuries (PTSI).

Who is the study for?
This trial is specifically for cadets beginning the RCMP Cadet Training Program. It aims to study mental health risk and resilience factors related to traumatic stress. Only these cadets can participate, excluding anyone else not starting this program.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial tests Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) against Active Monitoring in new RCMP cadets. They'll be assessed before and after training, then annually for five years, plus with monthly and daily surveys to measure mental health outcomes.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since the interventions involve skills training and monitoring rather than medical treatments, traditional side effects are not expected; however, participants may experience emotional discomfort or stress during the process.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~time 2 (post-training; week 26), time 3 (1-year follow-up), time 4 (2-year follow-up), time 5 (3-year follow-up), time 6 (4-year follow-up), time 7 (5-year follow-up)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and time 2 (post-training; week 26), time 3 (1-year follow-up), time 4 (2-year follow-up), time 5 (3-year follow-up), time 6 (4-year follow-up), time 7 (5-year follow-up) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms from Time 1 (pre-training; week 1) to Time 2 (post-training; week 26)
Unipolar Depression
Panic Disorder
+5 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Augmented Training Condition (ATC)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
The Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral intervention designed to cultivate constructive approach-oriented emotional engagement. The 13-week Emotional Resilience Training (ERST) is an adaptation of the UP designed for use as a proactive training course. The ERST frames emotional experiences as natural responses to threat, rather than pathological occurrences to avoid; as such, the ERST is well-suited for mitigating health challenges and the skills may also help PSP to support persons in distress, including other PSP and the community members they all serve. The ERST training materials include an instructor guide, didactic PowerPoints, and a trainee workbook. The ERST was designed for seamless integration with the Cadet Training Program, effective June 2022, which is what creates the augmented training arm (i.e., the ATC).
Group II: Standard Training Condition (STC)Active Control1 Intervention
The STC has received the "standard" RCMP Depot Division ("Depot") Cadet Training Program as has been provided to cadets prior to June 2022. The STC and the ATC will complete the same standardized self-report assessments, clinical interview assessments, and biometric assessments, and receive the same feedback and reporting based on those assessments.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of ReginaLead Sponsor
47 Previous Clinical Trials
6,644 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Generalized Anxiety Disorder
217 Patients Enrolled for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceUNKNOWN
Government of CanadaOTHER_GOV
11 Previous Clinical Trials
1,243 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05527509 — N/A
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Research Study Groups: Augmented Training Condition (ATC), Standard Training Condition (STC)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Clinical Trial 2023: Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05527509 — N/A
Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05527509 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Do I satisfy the prerequisites to take part in this research project?

"This investigation is actively searching for 960 participants aged between 19 and 57 who suffer from stress or trauma-related issues. To qualify, applicants must be commencing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cadet Training Program."

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How many participants are currently engaging in this research?

"Affirmative, clinicaltrials.gov specifies that this trial is actively enrolling participants. Starting on April 22nd 2019 and last updated September 1st 2022, the study requires 960 patients from a single site to participate."

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Is enrollment for this clinical trial open to new participants?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov demonstrates that this medical research has been open for recruitment since April 22nd 2019 and was recently modified on September 1st 2022. At present, 960 test subjects are needed from a single site to participate in the study."

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Is there an age limitation for participation in this research?

"Qualified applicants for this trial must be between 19 and 57 years old."

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Who else is applying?

How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
University of Regina
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
What state do they live in?
~129 spots leftby Dec 2024