Dr. Adriana Feder’s research team at Mount Sinai is currently conducting an online therapy study for WTC rescue and recovery workers who continue to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms related to their WTC experience. Interested WTC responders who qualify for this online therapy study will have an equal chance of being given one of two therapies and will be assigned a personal therapist who communicates with them in writing via a secure online system.
Participants are asked to set aside a quiet time to write for 45 minutes two times every week, at a time of their choice, for about six weeks. One of the therapies focuses on coping with WTC-related experiences and the other one on coping with current life problems. Through guided writing, online therapy aims to help WTC responders process their traumatic experiences or better manage current life problems. The study is being conducted at Mount Sinai under the direction of Dr. Adriana Feder and is funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Dr. Feder has extensive experience in the treatment of WTC rescue, recovery and clean-up workers with PTSD and other posttraumatic symptoms. The study is open to residents of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
For more information, please access the study website at http://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/wtc-onlinestudy or call 212-241-6163.