Female veterans who have worked in different countries, including Iran, are the target demographic for the interventions. The emphasis will be limited to Kim Petters, a female veteran who has worked for nearly a decade in the Air Force wing. The veteran has claimed on many occasions that only marijuana can help remove PTSDD (Petters, 2017). The intervention will be to minimize Kim’s dependency on marijuana and end it.
Measures from baseline
Systematic observations, rating scales, and questionnaires are among the key baseline indicators to be used. The therapist will complete all of the interventions and evaluate them to determine the position of the client. Counselling Sessions
The number of counseling sessions would depend on the veteran’s availability. The initial intervention step would be to edify Kim regarding the negative attributes of substance abuse. However, the proceeding sessions would entail different therapies for drug users that would be incorporated into the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The participant would be guided on the techniques of managing PTSD without resorting to the use of Cannabis.
The best-case scenario would be if the client complied to the therapies. The full attendance of all sessions and reduction of PTSD would be marked as the best incident in the therapy. The scenario might also be excellent if the client quit the use of cannabis.
The worst case would be if Kim Petters continues consuming marijuana and the PTSD levels rise to extreme levels. Both anxiety and depression would have risen to unimaginable degrees. The final example of a worst-case scenario is Kim not attending more than 50% of the session.
Kim attended all the required sessions. The anxiety and depression levels significantly reduced. However, this individual was still dependent on the marijuana as a tool of managing her condition.
Graphs Depicting Study Designs
Below is a representation of the prevalence of PTSD among women within the first five months of therapy (Haskell et al., 2010; Brown, 2013) that applies to Kim Petters’ case.
Brown, P. L. (2013). Trauma sets female veterans adrift back home. The New York Times.
Haskell, S. G., Gordon, K. S., Mattocks, K., Duggal, M., Erdos, J., Justice, A., & Brandt, C. A. (2010). Gender differences in rates of depression, PTSD, pain, obesity, and military sexual trauma among Connecticut war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(2), 267-271.
Petters, K. (2017). Veterans with PTSD need easier access to cannabis. USA TODAY. Retrieved 23 September 2017, from https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/04/18/veterans-ptsd-need-easier-access-cannabis/100603430/