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Global Mental Health

Conflict Affected Populations

Dissemination of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in North and South Kivu, DRC as part of the USHINDI and TUSHINDI projects (2016-2023)

Development and evaluation of a stepped care model for maternal mental health in post-conflict settings (2015-Current)

Randomized controlled trial of two psychological treatments for depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms of torture survivors in Iraq (2010-2014)

Trial of a trauma-informed support, skills and psychoeducation program for torture and trauma survivors in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq (2009-2011)

Bass J, Murray S, Mohammed T, Bunn M, Gorman W, Ammin A, Murray L, Bolton P. ‘A randomized controlled trial of a trauma informed support, skills and psychoeducation intervention for survivors of torture and related trauma in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.’ Global Health: Science and Practice. September 28, 2016 vol. 4 no. 3 p. 452-466. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00017.

Randomized controlled trial of two different psychological treatments for depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms of torture survivors in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq (2009-2011)

Bolton P, Bass JK, Zangana GAS, Kamal T, Murray SA, Kaysen D, Lejuez CW, Lindgrent K, Pagoto S, Murray LK, Van Wyk SS, Ahmed AMA, Amin NMM, Rosenblum M. A randomized controlled trial of mental health interventions for survivors of systematic violence in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. BMC Psychiatry, 2014. Dec 31:14:360.  doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0360-2.
Kaysen, D., Lindgren, K., Sabir Zangana, G.A., Murray, L., Bass, J., & Bolton, P. ‘Adaptation of cognitive processing therapy for treatment of torture victims: Experience in Kurdistan, Iraq.’  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy 2013. 5(2): 184-192.
Bolton PA, Michalopoulos L, Ahmed AMA, Murray LK, & Bass J.  The mental health and psychosocial problems of survivors of torture and genocide in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq: A brief qualitative study. Torture. 2013; 23(1). 1-14. PMID: 23831815.
Magidson JF, Lejuez CW, Kamal T, Blevins EJ, Murray LK, Bass JK, Bolton P, Pagoto S. Adaptation of community health worker-delivered behavioral activation for torture survivors in Kurdistan, Iraq. Global Mental Health, 2015, 2, e24. 1-10. doi:10.1017/gmh.2015.22.

Intervention trials to improve mental health, social and economic outcomes for female sexual violence survivors in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (2008-2013)

Bass JK, Annan J, Murray SM, Kaysen D, Griffiths S, Cetinoglu T, Wachter K, Murray LK, Bolton PA. (2013) Controlled trial of psychotherapy for sexual violence survivors in DR Congo. New England Journal of Medicine. 368:2182-91.
Bass J, Murray S, Cole G, Bolton P, Poulton C, Robinette K, Seban J, Falb K, Annan J. Economic, Social and Mental Health Impacts of an Economic Intervention for Female Sexual Violence Survivors in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  Journal of Global Mental Health. 3. DOI: 2016.
Hall BJ, Bolton P, Annan J, Kaysen D, Robinette K, Certinoglu T, Wachter K. & Bass J. The effect of cognitive therapy on structural social capital: Results from a randomized controlled trial among sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. American Journal of Public Health. Jul 17:e1-e7. 2014.

Controlled trial of problem solving intervention with conflict affected population in Aceh, Indonesia (2006-2007)

Bass J, Poudyal B, Tol W, Murray L, Nadison M, Bolton P. (2011) ‘A controlled trial of problem-solving counseling for war-affected adults in Aceh, Indonesia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.’ 2012 Feb. 47(2):279-91.
Poudyal, B., Bass, J., Subyantoro, T., Jonathan, A., Erni, T., & Bolton, P. (2009). Assessment of the psychosocial and mental health needs, dysfunction and coping mechanisms of violence affected populations in Bireuen Aceh. A qualitative study. Torture, 19(3), 218-226.

Identifying mental health needs of violence affected populations in Tamaulipas, Mexico to inform the selection of mental health intervention models (2006)

Betancourt, T., Gray, A., & Bolton, P. (2006). Qualitative Assessment of Trauma Affected Populations in Tamaulipas, Mexico (pp. 1-14, Rep.). Mexico: Centro de Estudios Fronterizos y de Promoción de Derechos Humanos (Center for Border Studies and the Promotion of Human Rights).

Qualitative study of psychosocial problems of torture and trauma affected adults in Jakarta, Indonesia (2006)

Bass J, Bobo M, Poudyal B, Suplido M, Bolton P. ‘Qualitative Assessment of Violence Affected Populations in Jakarta, Indonesia.’ Report to USAID, Baltimore MD, January 2007.

Assessing the prevalence of Depression among adults in rural Rwanda (2000)