"Back to the Future" Therapy: Its Present Relevance, Promise, and Implications
Keywords:posttraumatic stress, narrative psychotherapy, constructivist psychotherapy, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
AbstractPalgi and Ben-Ezra (2010) describe an intriguing approach to the treatment of acute stress responses in persons whose memory for a recent traumatic event has not yet consolidated -- an approach they call "Back to the Future" therapy (BFT). The present article examines BFT on several dimensions: theoretical fidelity, applicability, and potential for empirical investigation. BFT shows considerable promise as a treatment for a subset of persons who experience a traumatic stressor. The greatest challenges now for users of BFT include both identifying persons most likely to benefit from BFT, and systematically evaluating the effectiveness of the approach.
How to Cite
Farnsworth, J., & Sewell, K. W. (2010). "Back to the Future" Therapy: Its Present Relevance, Promise, and Implications. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 6(1), 27–33. https://doi.org/10.14713/pcsp.v6i1.1013
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