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THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY EFFICACY FOLLOWING LARGE SCALE TRAUMATIC EVENTS

Ann L. Dunnewold1
  • 1 , USA
Current Research in Psychology
Volume 5 No. 1, 2014, 34-39

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/crpsp.2014.34.39

Submitted On: 20 June 2014
Published On: 12 July 2014

How to Cite: Dunnewold, A. L. (2014). THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY EFFICACY FOLLOWING LARGE SCALE TRAUMATIC EVENTS. Current Research in Psychology, 5(1), 34-39. https://doi.org/10.3844/crpsp.2014.34.39

Abstract

Thought Field Therapy Efficacy Following Large Scale Traumatic Events: Description of Four Studies Thought Field Therapy (TFT) has been shown to reduce symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress (PTS) with trauma survivors in four studies in Africa. In a 2006 preliminary study, orphaned Rwandan adolescents, who reported ongoing trauma symptoms since the 1994 genocide, were treated with TFT. A 2008 Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) examined the efficacy of TFT treatments facilitated by Rwandan Community leaders in reducing PTS symptoms in adult survivors of the 1994 genocide. Results of the 2008 study were replicated in a second RCT in Rwanda in 2009. A fourth RCT in Uganda (in preparation for submission) demonstrated significant differences in a third community leader-administered TFT treatment. The studies described here suggest that one-time, community leader-facilitated TFT interventions may be beneficial with protracted PTS in genocide survivors.

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Keywords

  • Posttraumatic Stress (PTS)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • 1994 Rwandan Genocide
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
  • Energy Psychology
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Genocide Survivors
  • Community-Based Psychological Intervention