Posted on Oct 23, 2013

Dr. Kevin Kip discusses USF Nursing PTSD Therapy on local and national news programs

Dr. Kevin Kip discusses USF Nursing PTSD Therapy on local and national news programs

Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHAprofessor and executive director for the Research Center at the USF College of Nursing, was recently interviewed by several news outlets, locally and nationally, about his study on Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

During interviews with ABC Action News, WFLA-News Channel 8 and Bay News 9, Dr. Kip described PTSD symptoms, his ART study, and its promising results as already seen in the United States with veterans suffering from PTSD. Huffington Post also published an article on Dr. Kip’s ART study titled “The need for out-of-the box solutions in mental health treatment,” which discusses how ART can potentially revolutionize the way PTSD and similar conditions are treated.

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USF Nursing’s Dr. Kevin Kip discussing ART study during Bay News 9 interview

“During an ART session, the patient first re-imagines a prior traumatic experience, and then “replaces” distressing images and sensations with positive ones,” Dr. Kip said during the Bay News 9’s Health segment with Dr. Randy Shuck. “This is accomplished through talk therapy with a clinician and performing sets of eye movements from left to right, a process that results in substantial symptom relief – already seen in a study conducted by USF College of Nursing.”

Study results were published June 18, 2012 in the journal Behavioral Sciences.

During his media appearances, Dr. Kip explained that since the therapy has shown positive results in the United States, USF College of Nursing is collaborating with University of Stirling in Scotland to conduct the first ART study with British Armed Forces who suffer from PTSD.

“British soldiers have served in an extraordinary manner side-by-side with U.S. service members in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan,” Dr. Kip said in media interviews. “We believe these soldiers, many suffering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, will benefit in a parallel manner to the excellent results we are observing in treating U.S. service members and veterans with ART.”

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To read/watch Dr. Kip’s interviews visit:

  • Bay News 9, Health Segment with Randy Shuck – Watch interview here
  • WFLA-News Channel 8, Reporting by Gayle Guyardo  – Watch full story here
  • ABC Action News, Reporting by Alison Marrow  -Watch full story here
  • Huffington Post, Reporting by Marcus Bright – Read full story here

For related stories/press releases about Dr. Kip and his studies on PTSD Therapy visit USF College of Nursing News page here.

Through POWER with Nursing, our Partnership Opportunities for Wellness, Education and Research, the College extends the reach of collaborations that stretch across the region, nation and globe. POWER with Nursing provides opportunities to collaborate with the USF College of Nursing on important initiatives such as research, interprofessional education, and expanding USF global nursing programs. Through RESTORE LIVES: Education and Research to Rehabilitate and Restore the Lives of Veterans, Service Members and their Families, USF College of Nursing faculty develop life enhancing treatments through nursing research, and educate nurses with the knowledge and skills specific to the needs of the military, veterans and their families. The ART study is an example of type of innovative research that the USF College of Nursing is developing to improve the health of our honored service members and veterans.