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Cognitive Processing + Self-Compassion Therapies for PTSD (HRT Trial)

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Recruiting
Led By Christal L Badour, PhD
Research Sponsored by Christal L Badour
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 years of age or older
Be older than 18 years old
Must not have
We will exclude individuals diagnosed with psychological conditions that may be better addressed by alternative treatments; these conditions include psychotic disorders, dissociative identity disorder, unmanaged (i.e., unmedicated or currently experiencing a manic/hypomanic episode) bipolar disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, imminent risk of suicide (i.e., intent/plan), severe substance use disorders.
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up change in prior week symptom severity assessed from 3 or 5 weeks prior to beginning treatment (intake + baseline), compared to weekly during treatment, compared to 3 weeks between treatments, and compared to 3 weeks after completing the second treatment
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Summary

This trialwill assess whether Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Self-Compassion (SC) interventions reduce trauma-related mental contamination and PTSD symptoms among individuals who experienced sexual trauma.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 18 who speak English, have experienced sexual trauma, and are currently dealing with PTSD and feelings of internal 'dirtiness' or mental contamination. They must not be starting new trauma treatments during the study, should maintain a stable dose if on psychotropic meds, and meet certain criteria for PTSD severity.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a standard treatment for PTSD that helps with shame and guilt over 12 sessions, against Self-Compassion (SC) therapy—a newer method focusing on self-kindness over six sessions—to see which better reduces PTSD symptoms and mental contamination from sexual trauma.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects aren't listed as this is psychological therapy rather than medication, participants may experience emotional discomfort or increased distress while confronting traumatic memories or challenging personal beliefs related to their trauma.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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I am 18 years old or older.

Exclusion Criteria

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I do not have untreated severe mental health issues or eating disorders.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~change in prior week symptom severity assessed from 3 or 5 weeks prior to beginning treatment (intake + baseline), compared to weekly during treatment, compared to 3 weeks between treatments, and compared to 3 weeks after completing the second treatment
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and change in prior week symptom severity assessed from 3 or 5 weeks prior to beginning treatment (intake + baseline), compared to weekly during treatment, compared to 3 weeks between treatments, and compared to 3 weeks after completing the second treatment for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
Posttraumatic Experience of Mental Contamination (PEMC)
Secondary outcome measures
Trauma-Related Guilt Inventory (TRGI)
Trauma-Related Shame Inventory (TRSI)

Trial Design

4Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: 4 week baseline, SC + CPTExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants in this arm are randomized to a 4-week baseline period with repeated weekly assessment after the initial intake. Following the 4-week baseline, participants are randomly assigned to receive 6 weekly sessions of Self-Compassion Therapy (SC), followed by a 3-week return to baseline period, followed by 12 weekly sessions of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Group II: 4 week baseline, CPT + SCExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants in this arm are randomized to a 4-week baseline period with repeated weekly assessment after the initial intake. Following the 4-week baseline, participants are randomly assigned to receive 12 weekly sessions of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), followed by a 3-week return to baseline period, followed by 6 weekly sessions of Self-Compassion Therapy (SC).
Group III: 2 week baseline, SC + CPTExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants in this arm are randomized to a 2-week baseline period with repeated weekly assessment after the initial intake. Following the 2-week baseline, participants are randomly assigned to receive 6 weekly sessions of Self-Compassion Therapy (SC), followed by a 3-week return to baseline period, followed by 12 weekly sessions of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Group IV: 2 week baseline, CPT + SCExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants in this arm are randomized to a 2-week baseline period with repeated weekly assessment after the initial intake. Following the 2-week baseline, participants are randomly assigned to receive 12 weekly sessions of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), followed by a 3-week return to baseline period, followed by 6 weekly sessions of Self-Compassion Therapy (SC).
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Cognitive Processing Therapy
2016
N/A
~3400

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Christal L BadourLead Sponsor
1 Previous Clinical Trials
21 Total Patients Enrolled
Christal L Badour, PhDPrincipal Investigator - University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
1 Previous Clinical Trials
20 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Cognitive Processing Therapy Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04585685 — N/A
Guilt Research Study Groups: 2 week baseline, SC + CPT, 4 week baseline, SC + CPT, 4 week baseline, CPT + SC, 2 week baseline, CPT + SC
Guilt Clinical Trial 2023: Cognitive Processing Therapy Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04585685 — N/A
Cognitive Processing Therapy 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04585685 — N/A
~0 spots leftby Oct 2024