Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a disability and life experience that may suddenly, drastically, and forever change a person’s life. While psychosocial interventions and support services are typically integrated within the acute rehabilitation process, there is limited research on psychosocial interventions and support services after individuals have been discharged from the hospital and are living in their communities again. To address this void and important need, two interventions were administrated through an online website to people who had lived with a spinal cord injury (SCI) for at least one year. Results found that both Enright’s (2001) forgiveness intervention and Kennedy and Duff’s (2001) coping intervention were effective at reducing depression, anxiety, and anger from pre-test to post-test, and pre-test to follow-up, both separately and in comparison to one another. Findings from this study are discussed, followed by possible limitations.
Stuntzner, Susan; Hartley, Michael; Lynch, Ruth; and Enright, Robert, "Comparison of Two Online Interventions to Cope with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study" (2015). Counseling Faculty Publications and Presentations. 8.
Annals of Psychotherapy