Group CBT for PTSD


The purpose of this study is to examine whether group cognitive behavioral treatment (GCBT) is efficacious in the treatment of PTSD in a sample of male veterans. Veterans with a primary diagnosis of chronic PTSD will be randomly assigned to either GCBT or a supportive group treatment condition. Both treatments will consists of 14, weekly sessions. Assessment of PTSD and related symptoms will be conducted at pre-treatment, mid treatment, post-treatment, and 3-, 6-, - and 12-month follow-up.

Study Start Date

July 2012

Estimated Completion Date

June 2017


  • Behavioral: Group Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (GCBT)
  • Behavioral: Present Centered Group Treatment


  • Internal Medicine: Critical Care/Hospitalist,Psychiatry
  • Nursing: Mental Health
  • Psychiatry: Anxiety
  • Neurology: Neuropsych Sciences
  • Emergency Medicine: Psychiatry,Trauma
  • Physician Assistant: Emergency/Trauma,Psychiatry

MeSH Terms

  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

Study ID

Department of Veterans Affairs -- MHBA-015-11F



Trial ID


Study Type


Trial Phase

Phase 2

Enrollment Quota



Department of Veterans Affairs

Inclusion Criteria

    1. primary diagnosis of DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 2000) criteria for chronic, PTSD (symptoms lasting 3 months or more) 2. male, veteran 3. be free of psychosis and impaired cognitive function caused by traumatic brain injury or dementia.

Exclusion Criteria

    1. a current diagnosis of substance dependence or unstable bipolar disorder 2. currently involved in psychosocial treatment for PTSD




18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Study Locations and Contact Information (3)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus Jamaica Plain MA - Boston, Massachusetts 5.4 miles Denise M Sloan PhD 857-364-6333
VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus Jamaica Plain MA - Boston, Massachusetts 5.4 miles None None None
Providence VA Medical Center Providence RI - Providence, Rhode Island 40.1 miles None None None provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.