Journal of Traumatic Stress

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 81–91 | Cite as

Cognitive Trauma Therapy for Battered Women with PTSD: Preliminary Findings

  • Edward S. KubanyEmail author
  • Elizabeth E. Hill
  • Julie A. Owens


CTT-BW includes trauma history exploration, PTSD psychoeducation, stress management, psychoeducation about dysfunctional self-talk and self-monitoring of self-talk, exposure to abuse reminders, Cognitive Therapy for Trauma-Related Guilt (E. S. Kubany & F. P. Manke, 1995), and modules on assertiveness, managing contacts with former partners, self-advocacy strategies, and avoiding revictimization. Thirty-seven ethnically diverse women were assigned to Immediate or Delayed CTT-BW. PTSD remitted in 30 of 32 women who completed CTT-BW. Gains were maintained at 3-month follow-up. CTT-BW was efficacious across ethnic backgrounds. Issues related to disseminability of CTT-BW are discussed.

battered women PTSD depression self-esteem therapy efficacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward S. Kubany
    • 2
    Email author
  • Elizabeth E. Hill
    • 3
  • Julie A. Owens
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterans AffairsNational Center for PTSDUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Islands Division andDomestic Violence ConsultantsHonolulu
  3. 3.Tripler Army Medical CenterHonolulu

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