Exploring the Efficacy of Anxiety and PTSD Therapeutic Techniques and Protocols in Practice During Ongoing Terrorism: Evidence From a Focus Group Research

Mooli Lahad, Dmitry Leykin, Ornit Rozenblat, Zvi Fajerman


The aim of the present study is to describe the accumulated knowledge and experience of experts working, treating and living under ongoing threat setting, an understudied research topic. Using focus group approach, psychologists, clinical social workers and art therapists, staff members of the Sha'ar HaNegev Psychological Services Center (PSC) located in South Israel, were asked to describe their clinical experience of working with trauma affected children, adolescents and adults. Effective use of techniques and protocols along phases of treatment, indication of less effective techniques, newly developed techniques and clients' experience are reported and discussed.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijsw.v1i1.5289


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