New Whiskey in Old Barrels Comprehensive Resource Model: A Case Study of a New Trauma Treatment Model

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Judith Fox

Second Advisor

W. Neil Gowensmith

Third Advisor

Georganne R. Bley


Post-traumatic stress disorder, Comprehensive resource model


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when an individual has been exposed to an experience that interferes with the person’s ability to undertake normal activities. This disorder has only recently become a consistent focus of attention among healthcare practitioners. Prior to the Vietnam War, its waxing and waning in attention was driven by popular theoretical favor promoted by gender assumptions and major world wars (Herman, 1992). With new data related to this disorder, great hope exists for new interventions that will promote increased quality of life among those afflicted with posttraumatic symptoms. The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) (Schwarz, Corrigan, Hull, and Raju, 2017) is one such new intervention, which derives its theory from the most recent neurologic hypotheses of the effects of trauma on the brain and body. This paper aims to prove CRM’s efficacy by providing literary evidence supporting its theory, while also demonstrating how the model adds to the current trauma treatment literature.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.


34 pages

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