Comparison of the efficiency of schema therapy and hypnotherapy on PTSD symptom modification on sexual victims of emotional relationships

1Ahad Abdi, Zeinab Ghiasi, Nafiseh Hanachi, Parastoo Aghaee Galdiani

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Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of schema therapy and hypnotherapy on the modification of PTSD symptoms on sexual victims of emotional relationships. Regarding the purpose, the present study was applied, considering the research method, it is semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design with control and comparison group. The statistical population includes sexual victims of emotional relationships referring to Navid Mehr Clinic in the period from April to August 9102. Among the members of the study population, 18 were selected voluntarily and purposefully, and assigned in three groups: 6 people in schema therapy group, 6 people in hypnotherapy group, and 6 in the control group. The schema group underwent 8 sessions of schema therapy to complete the treatment protocol, and the hypnosis group underwent 8 sessions of hypnotherapy, but the control group did not receive treatment. Though, in order to observe the ethical principles of the research, the control group was treated after the completion of the research. In addition to clinical interviews, post-traumatic stress disorder was used to assess PTSD symptoms. The results indicated that both schema therapy and hypnotherapy are effective in modifying PTSD symptoms in sexual victims of emotional relationships. There was also no significant difference between schema therapy and hypnotherapy in modifying PTSD symptoms in sexual victims of emotional relationships. Due to the efficiency of schema therapy and hypnotherapy, these treatments can be used as effective treatment methods in decreasing the symptoms of PTSD in clinics and counseling centers.

Keywords:

Schema Therapy, Hypnotherapy, PTSD, Emotional Relationships, Sexual Victims

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 4
Pages8142-8151