Matthew Brickell is a 2015 graduate of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Seattle.

Dissertation Committee:

  • Mark Russell, Ph.D., Committee Chair
  • Jude Bergkamp, Psy.D., Committee Member
  • Howard Lipke, Ph.D., Committee Member


PTSD, evidence-based treatments, effectiveness, efficacy, Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Stress Inoculation Training, active military, Department of Defense, Department of Veteran Affairs, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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This study reviewed the literature regarding the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments in addressing traumatic stress injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder in active military personnel and their families. Top tier treatments recommended by the Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of traumatic stress disorders are discussed, and the literature is critically examined with a focus on exploring the reported evidence of effectiveness. In addition, this study contributed unpublished archival clinical outcome data from evidence-based treatment of active military personnel and their families in real-world clinical settings. The effectiveness of an evidence-based treatment is examined utilizing the most consistently utilized outcome measures in the reviewed literature. The electronic version of this dissertation is at OhioLink ETD Center,