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Time Perspective Therapy: Transforming Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory into Clinical Practice

  • Richard M. Sword
  • Rosemary K. M. Sword
  • Sarah R. Brunskill
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Abstract

Based on Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory, Time Perspective Therapy (TPT) was developed by Richard and Rosemary Sword as a new therapeutic clinical skill as described in The Time Cure (Zimbardo et al., The time cure: Overcoming PTSD with the new psychology of time perspective therapy. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2012) A 4 year pilot study which evaluated the effectiveness of TPT by following 29 veterans clinically diagnosed with chronic and severe PTSD indicates long-lasting decreases of self-reported depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. In addition, participants reported affirmative shifts in their time perspectives that trended towards the healthier ideal. The importance of the ZTPI as a groundbreaking tool in determining clinical evaluations and change, as well as two actual case studies are detailed in this chapter.

Keywords

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Ptsd Symptom Time Perspective Veteran Administration Temporal Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Sword
    • 1
  • Rosemary K. M. Sword
    • 1
  • Sarah R. Brunskill
    • 2
  1. 1.The Z TeamMakawaoUSA
  2. 2.The Z TeamConcordUSA

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