Charles Webb

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Inhibition of fear generalization with new learning is an important process in treatments for anxiety disorders. Generalization of maladaptive cognitions related to traumatic experiences (overgeneralized beliefs) have been demonstrated to be associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adult populations, whereas more balanced, accommodated(More)
The Dual Site Atrial Pacing to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation (DAPPAF) study compares dual site, single site and support pacing modalities in the prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with a history of paroxysmal AF (PAF) and a bradyarrhythmic indication for pacing. The trial is a randomized crossover comparison of dual site atrial pacing, single(More)
The efficacy of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in treating child traumatic stress inspires nationwide dissemination, yet widespread adoption by state systems of care is lagging. A significant barrier is the cost of implementation and maintenance of evidence-based services. Thus, the current study examined the annual costs of mental(More)
This paper documents the scope and limitations of an outreach effort to build a consumer base for Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in a state public mental health system for children. Three key aspects are discussed: the fostering of an informed referral network, the development of screening and identification services, and the engagement of(More)
OBJECTIVE The current investigation examined the effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in treating child traumatic stress when implemented in community settings on a state-wide level. METHOD Seventy-two youths (ages 7-16 years) with a history of documented trauma (sexual or physical abuse, traumatic loss, domestic or(More)
This case study involves the use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat a preadolescent male patient referred to the Delaware public mental health system due to a history of family violence and symptoms associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Pre- to post-treatment data on self- and parent-report measures demonstrate symptom(More)
Although there is substantial evidence to support the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is some debate about how these treatments have their effects. Modern learning theory and cognitive and emotional processing theories highlight the importance of reducing avoidance, facilitating the(More)
Central Texas, considered representative of the state, has experienced closure of many of its rural hospitals and the loss of many practicing physicians in rural areas. The reasons for these losses are complex. One important reason is that rural hospitals and physicians do not compete successfully against urban hospitals and their specialty staffs. We(More)