U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Family Coaching Study

Telephone Coaching of Intimate Partners/Spouses of Veterans with PTSD

This remote study can help you encourage your loved one to get the treatment they need and deserve, through a telephone coaching program.

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  • Does your spouse or partner need help for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
  • Is your loved one a U.S. military Veteran?
  • Are you having a hard time convincing them to get help?

Benefits

If you join this study, we’ll provide you with access to brief telephone coaching (support and advice) to help you effectively encourage your loved one to start treatment for their PTSD.

Even if the study is not a good fit, we can still work with you through our call center, Coaching Into Care, to help you help your loved one.

If you are eligible and you join the study, you will be compensated up to $170 for your time.

This Study Requires:

Completing an online eligibility screener to see if you are a good fit for the study.

Completing an online Informed Consent and the initial online assessment. You will be asked to verify your information with a study team member by phone.

Speaking with a telephone coach over the next 2-3 months, to help you learn how to effectively talk with your loved one about getting treatment.

Possibly using our study website, which provides brief lessons for how to best care for yourself and help your loved one get treatment.

Completing two follow-up online assessments and possibly a telephone interview

Who Can Participate?

Intimate Partners of Spouses of Military Veterans who:

Are with a Veteran who has symptoms of PTSD

Are with a Veteran who is not currently receiving mental health treatment

Have daily contact with a Veteran and live with or within 30 minutes of them

Have questions or want

to see if you are eligible?

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Investigators

Research Psychologist
National Center for PTSD
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Eric Kuhn, Ph.D

Steven Sayers, Ph.D

Research Psychologist
CMC VA Medical Center
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This study is conducted in partnership with Stanford University.

For questions about study participants rights, contact 1-866-680-2906

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