Thought Field Therapy In Rwana

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Folkes (2002) expressed that “TFT is both rapid and non-invasive, requiring clients to disclose to the facilitator only as much of their ‘story’ as they feel comfortable or able to tell” (p. 99). Due to varying cultural norms and the nature of trauma, TFT is an appropriate choice for treatment and for any client who has difficulty telling their trauma story, such is the case of many Rwandan women. The study by Folkes “suggests that TFT significantly reduced the overwhelming emotions resulting from traumatic life experiences of men and women of various ethnicities and histories” (p. 102). Folkes claims that eighty to ninety percent of individuals benefited from the simplest form of TFT treatment.
Connolly and Sakai also researched brief trauma
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Frances Acoba, who I previously worked with during my second-year practicum. She invited me to work with her on a research project that she is conducting in Rwanda. Her goal is to find a culturally appropriate intervention that will be therapeutic in reducing Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms in the women survivors of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Additionally, she is actively pursuing a new facility in Rwanda that will provide mental health services for women and provide a location to train others in treatment modalities. The treatment modality that I have suggested to be tested is Thought Field Therapy (TFT) developed by Roger Callahan in …show more content…
The therapy session frequency will be once a week and in the duration of ninety minutes for one-month. Trained clinicians in TBT will facilitate the sessions and during the first session they will administer a Lancashire Traumatic Stress Service PCL 5 as a pre-test measurement. The Lancashire Treatment Stress Service PCL 5 has twenty questions related to DSM-5 Criterion A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The twenty questions are divided into four subgroups, 1) Intrusion Symptoms, 2) Avoidance Symptoms, 3) Cognitive and Mood Change, and 4) Arousal and Reactivity. Each question rates the level of PTSD symptoms from 0 to 4, 0—not at all, 1—a little bit, 2—moderately, 3—quite a bit, and 4—extremely. The PCL-5 will also be administered to each participate at the end of treatment (one month later) as a post-test measurement to evaluate TFT levels of reduction of trauma

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