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Efficacy Trial of Stress Check-Up

Untreated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with high societal and individual costs. Effective interventions for symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) exist but are underutilized by those who could benefit, especially among active duty military. This study will develop and test a brief telephone-delivered motivational enhancement intervention (MET) for military personnel (active, reserve, or national guard) serving in the Army, Air Force, or Navy who are experiencing symptoms of PTS, but who are not currently engaged in PTS treatment. The goal of the intervention is to decrease stigma around seeking care, increase knowledge about treatment options, increase engagement in help-seeking behavior, all leading to reductions in PTS symptoms.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

University of Washington

Collaborator: United States Department of Defense

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Behavioral: Treatment as Usual




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Current PTSD

   - Currently serving in the Army, Navy, or Air Force

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Currently being treated (counseling and/or medication) for PTSD

   - Non-fluency in English

   - Evidence of psychosis

   - Pending deployment that would preclude completion of follow-ups

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305