Date of Paper

5-2017

Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Kari Fletcher

Department/School

Master of Social Work

Abstract

In this systematic review, literature and empirical intervention studies pertaining to the treatment of trauma among veterans using a Complementary and Alternative Medicine was analyzed. Using two databases, PsycINFO and PILOTS, 10 studies were located and key data was identified on theoretical foundations, therapy components, populations being served, as well as outcomes of interventions treating trauma among veterans via Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Each study was analyzed in full, to determine types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine interventions as well as results of the interventions utilized. The findings produced two major themes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine research treating trauma among veterans; Mindfulness-based and non-mindfulness based practices. The findings suggested that all interventions studied showed promising results in Complementary and Alternative Medicine interventions treating trauma among veterans, and implications for future research should focus on additional research and inquiry into the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine treating trauma among veterans.

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