Study is currently still in the preparation stage but we expect to start recruitment soon.

If you are interested in the study, please contact us at the email below and we will be in contact with further details on how you can be involved once the study is live.

Welcome to the Telehealth-delivered Written Exposure Therapy Study for Teenagers with PTSD!


Thank you for your interest in our study assessing the effectiveness of telehealth-delivered Written Exposure Therapy (WET) for teenagers experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We understand that dealing with PTSD can be challenging, and we’re committed to exploring innovative and accessible treatment options that can make a real difference.


About the Study

This study aims to evaluate how effective Written Exposure Therapy, delivered through telehealth, is in reducing PTSD symptoms in teenagers. Written Exposure Therapy is a structured, brief intervention that involves writing about traumatic experiences in a safe and supportive environment. By utilizing telehealth, we can offer this therapy remotely, making it easier for participants to access treatment from the comfort of their own homes or another safe space.


Who Can Participate?

We are looking for teenagers aged 13-19 years who are struggling with symptoms of PTSD. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and all information shared will be kept confidential.


What to Expect?

If you choose to participate, you will:

1.      Complete initial assessments: We will ask you to fill out some questionnaires to understand your current symptoms and overall mental health.

2.      Engage in telehealth sessions: You will participate in 5 weekly sessions of Written Exposure Therapy through Zoom for Healthcare, a secure telehealth platform. Each session will last approximately 40 to 60 minutes.

3.      Follow-up Assessments: After completing the therapy sessions, we will ask you to complete additional questionnaires to assess any changes in your symptoms and treatment satisfaction.



We prioritize your privacy and the confidentiality of your information. All data collected will be anonymized and used solely for research purposes.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information about the study, please do not hesitate to contact our research team at TeenPTSD@iwk.nshealth.ca. We are here to support you every step of the way.

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