Author

Helena Kriel

Term

Fall 2019

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

EdD

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Charlayne Myers

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Evan Bodine

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Jennifer West

Abstract

This research studied psychotherapists who practice Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) as a treatment modality for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), in addition to other treatment modalities, to explore the question: how do psychotherapists perceive that utilization of talk therapy changes when TCTSY is introduced into CPTSD treatment? Using survey and interview questions, psychotherapists were asked their perception of changes in how clients use therapy that may occur after the clients are introduced to TCTSY. Participants were also asked to note which changes in utilization were more or less likely to occur, and to discuss their perceptions of barriers to using TCTSY for clients and therapists. Participants reported that introduction to TCTSY is less likely to affect how much treatment is accessed, e.g., frequency of psychotherapy sessions, timeliness to sessions, or frequency of inpatient admission. Participants noted that TCTSY is more likely to affect the therapeutic alliance/relationship, how issues are explored in therapy, and which issues are explored. Participants commented on use of TCTSY with clients having a CPTSD diagnosis with or without behavioral comorbidities, and on use of TCTSY with clients who did not have a CPTSD diagnosis. Participants also commented on innovations in therapeutic use of TCTSY and on how learning TCTSY as a therapist affected how they practice.

Research Methodology

Interview, Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)

Keywords

Adult Education, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Physical Education, Social Justice

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DigitalCommons@Hamline

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School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations

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