Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Study Type

Qualitative

Degree Name

Master of Social Work

Department

School for Social Work

Keywords

Post-traumatic stress disorder-Treatment, Body-mind centering, Somatic interventions, Trauma, PTSD, Perceived efficacy, United States, Trauma disorders, Treatment

Abstract

This study sought to explore U.S. clinicians’ perceptions of somatic interventions in the clinical treatment of trauma-related symptoms. Qualitative data was gathered through an anonymous online survey with nine open-ended questions exploring knowledge, use, and perceived efficacy of somatic interventions. Sixteen participants completed the survey. Participants varied in their level of formal training in somatic intervention. Upon analysis of the survey data, this study found that all participants use grounding techniques. Most participants reported that these interventions benefit their clients, especially those who do not respond to talk therapies. Participants reported a desire for access to more knowledge, training and empirical support for their interventions. Clinicians' barriers to access were discussed.

Language

English

Comments

iii, 38 pages. Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-32)

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