Term of Award

Summer 2017

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Psychology

Committee Chair

Shauna Joye

Committee Member 1

Janie Wilson

Committee Member 2

Lawrence Locker


A plethora of research has investigated PTSD treatment outcomes among Veterans of foreign wars. However, research has suggested mixed treatment efficacy. Although investigations into factors that may help predict treatment outcomes are emerging, to date no study has evaluated treatment choice among Veteran populations. Previous treatment choice studies have yielded qualitative and quantitative information that can be useful in clinical decision-making. This study looks to build upon the treatment choice literature with combat Veterans to evaluate for underlining characteristics of cohorts that will help build upon existing knowledge. It has been suggested that treatment benefits Vietnam Era Veterans more than younger generations of Veterans. One of the suggested predictive factors of outcome is treatment choice; implying preference would differ between cohorts. This study did not lend evidence of different treatment preference between cohorts. Predictive factors were obtained for each treatment that could provide future research with data for hypothesis testing to improve the treatment selection process.

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