Conference Venue: Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon British Psychological Society
From: 14 Apr 2010 To: 16 Apr 2010
Human Givens therapy for war veterans
Nottingham Trent University
University of Northampton
Objectives: This poster looks at the effectiveness of
Human Givens (HG) therapy for treating trauma in war veterans.
Design: This was a retrospective study looking at all the
clients treated by a veteran counselling service, Resolution.
Methods: All clients seen by Resolution who were seen for
more than one session were included in this study. The Griffin and Tyrrell
(2001) protocol was used for the HG Rewind technique. Demographic data was
collected and the Impact of Events Scale Extended Version (IES-E) (Tehrani,
2002) was used at the beginning and end of treatment.
Results: 34 clients were included. ANOVAs
indicated that demographic information was not significant to treatment
results. All the clients were seen for eight sessions or less, with an average
of 3.11 sessions. IES-E scores reduced from an average of 67.24 pre-treatment
to 29.29 post-treatment. The effect size using post-treatment SD was 2.54.
Conclusions: This study suggests that HG therapy is
effective in treating trauma in war veterans. It is also effective in treating
multiple traumas and chronic PTSD (94 per cent had trauma(s) over five years
before). Importantly, the positive treatment effects were achieved in four
sessions or less, suggesting the cost-effectiveness of this treatment.
Difficulty collecting demographic data with this population was also discussed.
Larger randomised control treatment trials are now needed to confirm these