Evidence-Based Treatment of PTSD in a College Population
Charity Wilkinson*, Jill Richards, Katherine O'Leary
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
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There are many compelling reasons for assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in university counseling center (UCC) settings. While sexual assault at college campuses has been a frequent topic in the popular press recently, scholarly literature about evidence-based treatment of PTSD in UCCs is scant. In a recent survey conducted at 27 universities, more than 20 percent of undergraduate, female respondents reported having experienced some type of sexual assault (Anderson, Svriuga & Clement, 2015). In addition to rape, college students may present for treatment after other traumatic life events such as childhood abuse, serious accidents, and natural disasters.