Lay Description

The purpose of the study is to analyze how brain functioning improves when symptoms of posttraumatic stress improve during psychotherapy. Teens who have experienced trauma and are bothered by symptoms of stress will be provided with the ‘gold-standard’ psychotherapy for trauma, at no-cost. They will have brain scans using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) before, during, and after the treatment: a total of 4 brain scans over the 18-week treatment. MRI is safe and does not use radiation or injections.


  • Behaviors and Mental Disorders
  • Emergency Medicine
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact

Local Recruitment Point of Contact
Natalia Gomez Giuliani
(787) 955-0809

Local Recruitment Point of Contact
Shalini Venkat
(210) 567-8189

Principal Investigator
Amy Garrett