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Traumatic Incident Reduction I: Traumatized women inmates: Particulars of practice and research.

Author: Valentine, Pamela Vest
Author Background: U Alabama, Social Work Program, Birmingham, AL, US
Date 2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Offender-Rehabilitation
Volume/Pages Vol 31(3-4): 1-15
Subject Matter Women, Anxiety; Brief Psychotherapy; Major Depression; Post traumatic Stress Disorder; Symptom Remission, Emotional Trauma; Female Criminals; Prisoners
Abstract Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a one session intervention that proved effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder in an experimental outcome study of a randomly assigned sample of 123 female federal prison inmates. TIR also proved effective in increasing levels of self-efficacy (expectancy of success) in these women. This article discusses in detail both the treatment protocol offered the women inmates and the research design and results of the experimental outcome study. The article also makes suggestions for practice and research related to traumatized women inmates. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)