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Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) on Complex PTSD Symptoms, Acceptance, and Post-traumatic Growth of College Students with Childhood Emotional Abuse

수용전념치료(ACT)가 아동기 정서적 피학대 경험이 있는 대학생의 복합 PTSD 증상, 수용 및 외상 후 성장에 미치는 효과

  • You, SaeBom (Dept. of Psychology, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Son, ChongNak (Dept. of Psychology, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2018.01.30
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) on Complex PTSD symptoms, acceptance and post-traumatic growth of college students with childhood emotional abuse. Four hundred and fifty students in university completed Acceptance and action Questionnaire(AAQ-II), Structured interview for disorders of extrem stress(SIDES), Korea version posttraumatic growth inventory(K-PTGI). 14 participants was selected from that result. 7 participants were assigned to the ACT group and the others were in the control group. ACT program was administered for 8 sessions twice a week for 2 month, approximately 100 minutes. There was no treatment in the control group. All participants completed post-test at the end of treatment and then follow-up test after 6 weeks. The results were that complex PTSD symptoms level in ACT group was significant decreased and acceptance and post-traumatic growth level in ACT group were significant increased than those in control group at the end of treatment and the follow-up period. Finally, the implications and the limitations of this study, and the suggestions for future study were also discussed.

Keywords

Acceptance and commitment therapy(ACT);Childhood Emotilnal Abuse;Complex PTSD;Acceptance;Posttraumatic Growth

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