This project will implement an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in university counseling centers (UCCs).
The treatment, Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation with Narrative Therapy (STAIR-NT), was developed to address PTSD and has demonstrated efficacy in several randomized controlled trials and across many populations exposed to trauma. The researchers will adapt it to the college counseling setting, implementing STAIR in 31 UCCs across the United States.
They plan to train 345 UCC providers, providing STAIR to an estimated 5,100 student clients, using an approach accommodating to the academic schedule and responsive to the unique contextual and developmental aspects of college counseling. By using ongoing evaluation to assess clinical and implementation outcomes, the project will establish pathways for scaling up its implementation across UCCs in the United States.
This funding award has been approved pending completion of a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and issuance of a formal award contract.
PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress with a mission to fund patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research that provides patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information they need to make better informed health and healthcare decisions.
For more information about PCORI’s funding to support implementation efforts, visit https://www.pcori.org/DisseminationAwards.