Psychological trauma treatments work

In our Clinical Wellbeing support services for employees, we hear just how common it is that people in our workplaces have experienced trauma and having experienced a traumatic experience(s), resume their worklives, relationships, and life generally, still experiencing
symptoms, emerging, often with a vengeance, at times of their life when other significant stressors are present.

Many people just assume these symptoms are now part of the fabric of their life and engage in temporary symptomatic relief interventions, such as medication management when they become overwhelming. At Agile Mental Health we know from the evidence base, that people do not have to settle, living the rest of their lives managing their trauma symptoms.

At Agile Mental Health we offer a range of evidenced based interventions for employees in the workplace effected by trauma. These interventions are time limited as informed by the evidence base. At the time of a critical incident:

  1. Psychological First Aid for teams ( 1 session, 1 follow up)
  2. Psychological First Aid for Individuals ( 1 session, 1 follow up)

If trauma symptoms meet DSM-V diagnostic criteria:

  1. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  2. Cognitive Processing Therapy

Our research shows that people who were patients of a Victorian tertiary hospital, who engaged in Cognitive processing therapy, an evidenced based trauma treatment, 34% of people went into remission and 46.6% had their trauma symptoms reduce below the clinical threshold.

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written by
Prof. Casey

References: Melissa Casey, Kirsten Yates, Marcella Tulchinsky, Ashley Zheng, Dinali Perera, Christine Miller & Reginald D. V. Nixon (2022) Posttraumatic stress disorder and service utilisation outcomes following delivery of Cognitive Processing Therapy in a community mental health setting, Clinical Psychologist, DOI: 10.1080/13284207.2022.2128642 Casey, M et al., (2018) Building more trust between patients and doctors. Harvard Business Review