Brief Family Intervention (BFI) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Post Traumatic Stress DisorderBrief Family Intervention (BFI) - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing whether a brief family intervention (BFI) can help reduce the rate of treatment dropout and improve symptoms in veterans with PTSD who are receiving cognitive processing therapy (CPT) or prolonged exposure (PE).

Eligible Conditions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Week 26

Week 26
Adequate treatment dose
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5)
Homework compliance
Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI)
Treatment dropout

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

200 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Brief Family Intervention (BFI) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Brief Family Intervention (BFI) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
No BFINoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No BFI · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: week 26

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,485 Previous Clinical Trials
2,742,019 Total Patients Enrolled
Johanna Thompson-Hollands, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA
1 Previous Clinical Trials
40 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have completed or are currently completing the protocol.
You are currently having frequent contact with the Veteran.
Veteran must be taking a psychotropic medication for at least 30 days.