UCLA Couples Counseling for Combat Veterans (CCCV)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified June 2012 by University of California, Los Angeles
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shirley Glynn, University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01627548
First received: June 21, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2012
History: No changes posted

June 21, 2012
June 21, 2012
January 2012
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Improved couples communication as measured by standardized assessments [ Time Frame: 4-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
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UCLA Couples Counseling for Combat Veterans
UCLA Welcome Back Veterans Family Resilience Center Couples Counseling for Combat Veterans

A pilot intervention of an existing intervention adapted for the returning warfighter population: a couples treatment for PTSD, Structured Approach Therapy (SAT), which emphasizes reducing the PTSD avoidance/numbing symptoms that are corrosive in families.

Not Provided
Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • PTSD
  • Recent Era Combat Veteran
  • Couples Communication
Behavioral: Structured Approach Therapy
The SAT treatment is provided in 12 weekly 50-minute sessions and is fully manualized. First, couple-based exposure techniques are used to address anxiety about intimacy, increasing the traumatized person's ability to engage in social and relational behaviors that promote bonding and satisfaction. Second, as anxiety decreases, couple-based techniques are also used to increase the positive experiences the couple is having. These activities expose the traumatized person to positive feelings instead of anxiety, so that he/she may become desensitized to the anxiety caused by the closeness, and more comfortable engaging in intimate behaviors.
  • Active Comparator: Waitlisted Intervention
    Couple will be consented, assessed and randomized to a waitlist of 4 months. The couple will be reassessed at 8 weeks and prior to initiating intervention.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Structured Approach Therapy
  • Active Comparator: Immediate Intervention
    Eligible couples who are randomized to immediate intervention will begin sessions with a trained interventionist within weeks of consent and initial assessments
    Intervention: Behavioral: Structured Approach Therapy
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
24
November 2013
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • OIF/OEF/ OND veteran with at least one deployment
  • In a cohabitating relationship for 6 months or longer
  • Cohabitating 50% of the time or more
  • Diagnosed with PTSD or meets the diagnosis criteria for PTSD as related to deployment experience (CAPS)
  • Ability to make weekly appointments
  • Willingness to commit to change

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Receiving an evidence-based treatment for PTSD within the past 6 months
  • Receiving couples therapy within the last 6 months
  • Moderate or excessive physical violence within the past 3 months (CTS)
  • Alcohol/substance dependence (SCID)
  • Known domestic violence/abuse (CTS)
  • Symptoms of psychosis within the past 3 months
  • Unstable psychiatric medicine usage or on regimen less than 3 months
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: Lina Berrio, MPH 310-702-3991 welcomebackveteransUCLA@gmail.com
Contact: Alex Lee, MSW 855-231-9500 welcomebackveteransUCLA@gmail.com
United States
 
NCT01627548
11-003109
No
Shirley Glynn, University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Principal Investigator: Shrley M Glynn, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Patricia E Lester, MD University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
June 2012

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