PTSD Treatment for Couples
The Veteran Couples Connect (VCC) program serves veteran and active duty couples in Central Texas where one or both couples is experiencing PTSD. The program aims to both reduce PTSD symptoms, and strengthen the relationship by providing couples with tools to shrink the impact PTSD has on their relationship. Using Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (CBCT-PTSD), the VCC program serves couples in a group setting, with five couples in each cohort. Through the 8-week program, couples will receive in-person group treatment from licensed clinicians. The program provides couples with an introduction to treatment, safety building, psycho-education about trauma and PTSD, and relationship strengthening skills. Program staff will evaluate the program to assess the intervention’s effectiveness and to improve programming for veteran couples in future cohorts.
Watch the video at the bottom of the page to hear first hand from couples who have participated in the VCC program. Listen to them talk about the challenges in their relationship, what the program was able to do for them, and why they think other couples can benefit!
This program has ended, and is currently being evaluated to determine the impact on couples, and make to make improvements in future programming. We are currently applying for grants to continue the program.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Hannah O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-232-0639.