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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 286-289

Further thoughts on evaluating interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder in low and middle income countries

child psychologist. He is Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and Founding Director of the Child Traumatic Stress Clinic and chairperson of the Foundation for Children and War, a charity based in Norway (www.childrenandwar.org)

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While agreeing that there are very few studies on Narrative Exposure Therapy, the author responds to the critique of Mundt et al. (elsewhere in this issue), by arguing that psychological interventions should not only, nor primarily, be evaluated by outcomes immediately after the end of the intervention. This is because psychological interventions, such as Narrative Exposure Therapy, aim to start a process of recovery that may continue long after treatment and eventually result in stronger change.

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