News 4: New form of PTSD therapy could be game changer for military couples

August 31, 2020

This story highlights the new Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) research study that’s part of Dr. Alan Peterson’s PTSD research group. The newly published study was conducted with veterans and military members in Central and South Texas. The study shows that condensing months of weekly therapy into one weekend could help improve patient, partner and […]

MedicalXpress Study shows promise for two-day therapy to treat PTSD, improve relationships

August 26, 2020

Alan Peterson, PhD, director of the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) in the Department of Psychiatry, is quoted in this story about a new study conducted through CAP that shows that a new shortened format of therapy for couples, in which one person is a military member or veteran with military-associated PTSD, is just as […]

Study shows promise for two-day therapy that treats PTSD and improves relationships

August 25, 2020

The pilot study offered a condensed version of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (CBCT for PTSD) to military and veteran couples through the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP).

Consumer Reports: How to stay safe as fireworks besiege neighborhoods in some cities

July 6, 2020

For people with PTSD, fireworks can cause serious anxiety, especially if they’re unexpected. Veterans, for example, may have a strong reaction “to fireworks, because it reminds them of explosions that have occurred in the battlefield,” said Alan Peterson, PhD, professor and chief of the division of behavioral medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio-based training command’s suicides among highest in Air Force last year

April 8, 2020

Dr. Alan Peterson, Psychiatry/STRONG STAR PTSD consortium, is quoted in the San Antonio Express-News about a significant increase this year in military-related suicides, citing that it isn’t clear if the coronavirus pandemic has played a role in the 2020 death.

Veterans affected by Hurricane Harvey eligible for free PTSD treatment

November 22, 2019

Veterans in the Texas Gulf Coast area can receive a three-week, intensive-outpatient treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in San Antonio at no cost, thanks to a grant that pays for therapy, travel and lodging. Funding for the program, called Project Remission, was made possible by a partnership between the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the […]