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The Moderational Impact of Disclosure Following Trauma

Abstract Contemporary theories of trauma identify the creation of a coherent trauma narrative and therapeutic exposure to trauma memories as potential recovery mechanisms. These factors are often inherent to the disclosure process, resulting in a parallel theoretical framework for experimental research that conceptualizes disclosure as a therapeutic intervention. The present investigation examined the moderational impact of disclosure following trauma on the link between trauma severity and symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Disclosure status (discloser or nondiscloser), highest extent of disclosure, and length of delay to first disclosure were tested in a series of moderated regression models among a sample of female physical and sex... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Fields, Briana (Author) / Barrera, Manuel (Advisor) / Holtfreter, Kristy (Committee member) / Knight, George (Committee member) / Chassin, Laurie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology, Clinical / Assault / Crime / Disclosure / PTSD / Trauma / Victims
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 124 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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