Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
University of Regina, Regina, Canada
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders+15 More
Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., border services personnel, correctional workers, firefighters, paramedics, police, public safety communicators) are frequently exposed to potentially psychologically traumatic events. Such events contribute to substantial and growing challenges from posttraumatic stress injuries (PTSIs), including but not limited to posttraumatic stress disorder. The PSP PTSI Study has been designed to evaluate an evidence-informed, proactive system of mental health assessment and training among Royal Canadian Mounted Police (www.rcmpstudy.ca) for delivery among diverse PSP (i.e., firefighters, municipal police, paramedics, public safety communicators). The training is based on the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders, adapted for PSP, and named Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST). The subsequent PSP PTSI Study results are expected to benefit the mental health of all participants and, ultimately, all PSP.

Eligible Conditions

  • Traumas
  • Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Study Objectives

8 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Time 2 (post-training; week 13), Time 3 (1-year follow-up; week 65)

Week 13
Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms from Time 1 (pre-training; week 1) to Time 2 (post-training; week 13)
Change in Major Depressive Disorder Symptoms from Time 1 (pre-training; week 1) to Time 2 (post-training; week 13)
Change in Panic Disorder Symptoms from Time 1 (pre-training; week 1) to Time 2 (post-training; week 13)
Change in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms from Time 1 (pre-training; week 1) to Time 2 (post-training; week 13)
Week 65
Sustained Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms from Time 2 (post-training; week 13) to Time 3 (1-year follow-up; week 65)
Sustained Major Depressive Disorder Symptoms from Time 2 (post-training; week 13) to Time 3 (1-year follow-up; week 65)
Sustained Panic Disorder Symptoms from Time 2 (post-training; week 13) to Time 3 (1-year follow-up; week 65)
Sustained Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms from Time 2 (post-training; week 13) to Time 3 (1-year follow-up; week 65)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST)
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

200 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST)
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Emotional Resilience Skills Training (ERST) · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: time 2 (post-training; week 13), time 3 (1-year follow-up; week 65)
Closest Location: University of Regina · Regina, Canada
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2012First Recorded Clinical Trial
2 TrialsResearching Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
14 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Paramedic Services Chiefs of SaskatchewanUNKNOWN
Saskatchewan Federation of Police OfficersUNKNOWN
Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina AreaOTHER
24 Previous Clinical Trials
3,748 Total Patients Enrolled
Peterborough County-City ParamedicsUNKNOWN
Frontenac Paramedic ServicesUNKNOWN
Association of Public Safety Communication OfficialsUNKNOWN
Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice and Attorney GeneralUNKNOWN
Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of PoliceUNKNOWN
University of ReginaLead Sponsor
38 Previous Clinical Trials
6,718 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
960 Patients Enrolled for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Ottawa Paramedic ServiceUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
405 Total Patients Enrolled
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)OTHER_GOV
1,216 Previous Clinical Trials
24,391,814 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
150 Patients Enrolled for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and TreatmentUNKNOWN
2 Previous Clinical Trials
1,162 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
960 Patients Enrolled for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Regina Fire and Protective ServicesUNKNOWN
R. Nicholas Carleton, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Regina
2 Previous Clinical Trials
1,560 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
960 Patients Enrolled for Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are currently serving as a PSP firefighter, municipal police officer, paramedic, or public safety communicator.
You must be at least 18 years old.\n
You are employed in your PSP sector for a minimum of three years.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.