PTSD Treatment for Couples
The Veteran Couples Connect (VCC) program served veteran and active duty couples in Central Texas where one or both couples was experiencing PTSD. The program aimed 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 served couples in a group setting, with five couples in each cohort. Through the 8-week program, couples received in-person group treatment from licensed clinicians. The program provided 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 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 could benefit!
If you have questions about the program, please contact Hannah O’Brien at email@example.com or call 512-232-0639.