The BEAR Therapeutic Program for Women

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The current study aims to test a novel therapeutic intervention for women who have a history of interpersonal trauma. The Building Empowerment and Resilience (BEAR) Therapeutic group incorporates psychological skills, psychoeducation, and physical empowerment training, all within a therapeutic process. It will be implemented at several different sites, with women who have experienced interpersonal trauma (physical, sexual, or emotional abuse/neglect). We aim to understand how this program effects one's self-efficacy and whether the program can reduce rates mental health problems (such as depression and anxiety) and reduce the rates of revictimization.

Official Title

The Building Empowerment and Resilience Therapeutic Program for Women With a History of Trauma

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 70 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Women ages 18-70 2. History of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse/neglect/violence, with subsequent interpersonal or psychological distress (e.g., depression or anxiety) related to this history.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Active, significant substance abuse 2. Significant medical conditions that would preclude safe participation in the study 3. High levels of depression with significant suicide risk 4. Psychiatric instability 5. History of assaultive behavior or is judged to be at potential risk to assault others.


Jennifer Keller
Jennifer Keller
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Jennifer Keller, PHD