The Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery (RESTORE) trial is expanding nationally, with new sites in Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Perth, Rockingham, and Townsville, to add to our existing sites in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.
Phoenix Australia, in partnership with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Defence, and the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, is leading this trial of an intensive treatment program with current and former military personnel who have PTSD.
The RESTORE trial assesses whether an intensive form of prolonged exposure (PE) therapy involving 10 sessions over 2 weeks, is as effective as the standard 10 weeks of prolonged exposure therapy. It is hoped that the condensed version of treatment will make it more accessible.
The RESTORE trial is seeking to recruit veterans and current serving members of the Australian Defence Force between the ages of 18 and 75. Participants must be experiencing symptoms consistent with PTSD, which are related to a traumatic experience that occurred during military service. Participants are interviewed and, if suitable for the trial, randomly allocated to either the intensive or standard condition. Potential benefits to participants include an improvement in their PTSD symptoms and a better quality of life.
If you know of someone who may be interested in the trial, please call or refer to our intake number:
1800 856 824
Or email [email protected]
Visit www.phoenixaustralia.org/RESTORE for further information.