Effectiveness of interviews based on narrative exposure therapy (NET) in community settings: a case study

Vasileva, Polina (2017) Effectiveness of interviews based on narrative exposure therapy (NET) in community settings: a case study. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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The researcher examined how narrative interviews which borrow narrative exposure therapy (NET) approaches were received in a drug and alcohol support service in the UK. A case study was conducted with a client from the service who attended a Lifeline session, two narrative interviews which used NET elements to construct a detailed narrative about her life story and a traumatic event she chose to discuss. The narrative was transcribed into a biography which was thematically analysed using guidelines from Braun and Clarke (2006). A separate interview explored the participant’s experience, opinions and recommendations regarding the narrative interview approach. The IES-R and HADS were administered pre- and post-participation. No aggravation of hyperarousal and intrusiveness of traumatic memories and of anxiety and depression symptoms occurred. Avoidance symptoms were noticeably reduced. The end interview revealed a very favourable view of the narrative interview approach, with particular value placed on the lifeline session and a noticeable reduction of avoidance of reminders about the traumatic event. Self-reported drinking behaviour and desire to drink remained minor and unchanged. The study adds to a small evidence base of the use of NET-based approaches in higher-income settings and with individuals who are not part of a differentiated group where collective or complex trauma is prevalent (e.g. refugees, veterans).

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Hunt, Nigel
Keywords: Narrative interview; trauma; Case study; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Narrative exposure therapy
Subjects: W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification) > WM Psychiatry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Item ID: 47621
Depositing User: Vasileva, Polina
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 07:57
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47621

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