The Effect of Unified Trans-Diagnostic Treatment on the Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Action Resilience in the Girls Victim of Domestic Violence

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student, Department of Psychology, Bushehr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bushehr, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bushehr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bushehr, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Payamnour University, Bushehr, Iran.


Introduction and purpose: Domestic violence causes stress and post-traumatic stress disorder in the people victim of violence. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the effect of unified trans-diagnostic treatment on the signs of post-traumatic stress and action resilience in the girls victim of domestic violence.
Methodology: The present study was quasi-experimental with pretest, posttest, control group and two-month follow-up design. The statistical population included the girls victim of domestic violence in the autumn of academic year 2019-20. 30 people were selected through purposive sampling method and they were randomly accommodated into experimental and control groups. The research instruments included the questionnaire of experienced domestic violence (Aghakhani, 1994), post-traumatic stress disorder questionnaire (Weathers, 1993), psychological resilience questionnaire (Dennis, Vander Wal, 2010). The data were analyzed through repeated measurement ANOVA.
Findings: The results of the study showed that the unified trans-diagnostic treatment is effective on the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (F=50.02, Eta=0.64, p≥001) and action resilience (F=46.04, Eta=0.62, P≥0001) in the girls victim of domestic violence.
Conclusion: The findings of the present study prove that the unified trans-diagnostic treatment can be used as an efficient treatment to decrease the signs of posttraumatic stress disorder and improve action resilience in the girls victim of domestic violence through employing techniques such as diagnosing emotions, training emotional awareness, cognitive reevaluation, diagnosing emotion avoidance models and investigating the behaviors which are the result of emotion.


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