Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD

Brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) has been recognized as one evidence-based treatment for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Clinicians interested in reducing symptoms and helping patients understand their traumatic experiences often resonate with BEPP as a treatment option. BEPP is a 16-session, manualized treatment specially designed for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. When first developed, BEPP was used and evaluated for treating police officers with PTSD in the Netherlands. When it proved to be effective in this population, the application of the treatment gradually broadened to other patient populations with PTSD and to other countries. The protocol was translated into several languages. Further studies have demonstrated the treatment to be efficacious in patients with PTSD resulting from various trauma backgrounds and have shown that the treatment is as effective as eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy and has effect sizes similar to trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy. 



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Reference: 
Gersons, Berthold P. R; Nijdam, Mirjam J; Smid, Geert E; Meewisse, Marie-Louise | 2020
In L. F. Bufka, C. V. Wright, & R. W. Halfond (Eds.), Casebook to the APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of PTSD | 139-161 | Washington, DC : American Psychological Association
https://doi.org/10.1037/0000196-007
Keywords: 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Life Experiences, Police Personnel, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotherapy, Psychotrauma, PTSD (en), Traumatic events
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