Application of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with CSA Related PTSD Among Young Adolescents

Authors

  • Sadaf Nazir PhD Scholar, Department of Psychology, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan
  • Syeda Farhana Kazmi Professor Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Hazara University, Pakistan.
  • Sher Dil Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Hazara University, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10448510

Keywords:

Child Sexual Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Young Adolescents, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Abstract

Purpose: The current study is intended to see the efficacy of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), with child sexual abuse (CSA) related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Design/Methodology/Approach: Present study employed experimental research design. The randomly selected sample for the study consisted of 28 children who were victims of contact sexual abuse (14 experimental groups and 14 wait-list control group). The CSA-related PTSD symptoms were assessed using the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-V (CPSS-V- SR). In intervention arm, one session was scheduled for per week for 12 weeks in individual settings. For a period of twelve weeks, a dialectical Behaviour therapy was employed to treat the intervention group. The wait-list control group received only parental care as treatment. Both groups received a Posttest following the final therapy session.

Findings: Results revealed that significant mean difference was found between experimental and wait-list control group participants on scales of CPSS-V-SR. That showed that traumatized children experienced PTSD symptoms at pretest level and after application of DBT symptoms improved in intervention group.

Implications/Originality/Value: Present study concluded that DBT was an effective therapeutic treatment for CSA related posttraumatic stress disorder among young adolescents.

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2023-12-31

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Nazir, S., Kazmi, S. F., & Dil, S. (2023). Application of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with CSA Related PTSD Among Young Adolescents. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(4), 597-606. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10448510