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A Comprehensive Psychological Intervention to Improve Community and Vocational Reintegration Following Burn Injury and Other Trauma

Clinical Trial Details

The purpose of this study is to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from burn trauma using traditional treatment. 

The burn intervention study offers 14 sessions of free individual treatment for burn survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. The treatment protocol focuses on reduction of the symptoms of PTSD, while simultaneously introducing skills to address the numerous sequelae of burn injury including feelings of depression, coping with scarring and/or disfigurement, reintegrating back into work, community, and social circles, and improving general functioning and quality of life. 

Key Eligibility: 

Inclusion Criteria 

  • English speaking
  • Minimum of 6 weeks following injury
  • Age 18-100
  • Well oriented
  • Meet criteria for PTSD 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Presence of current organic mental disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression with psychotic features
  • Delusional disorder
  • Active suicidal ideation, intent, or plan
  • Active homicidal ideation, intent, or plan
  • Current substance dependence and abuse. All diagnoses will be determined according to DSM-5 criteria. 

Study contact by location

Upper East Side - Manhattan


Mariel Emrich



Mariel Emrich

Primary Investigator(s)

Protocol ID(s)

Weill Cornell Medicine IRB #:



Open to Enrollment

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