Somatic Mindfulness Training for a Healthy Workforce: Student Pilot Sample


This pilot study evaluates a somatic mindfulness training. Reductions in mental and physical health correlates of secondary trauma are assessed using a pretest-posttest design.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: N/A
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Prevention
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 15, 2019


  • Behavioral: Somatic Mindfulness Training
    • Educational and experiential training to reduce occupational-based secondary trauma.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Treatment Group
    • Treatment groups receives the intervention training.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale
    • Time Frame: This outcome measure will be assessed at week 15.
    • Measures occupational-based secondary traumatic stress using a total scale range of 17(min) to 85 (max). Scores above 37 indicate moderate or higher secondary traumatic stress.

Secondary Measures

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
    • Time Frame: This outcome measure will be assessed at week 15.
    • Measures symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder using a total scale range of 0 (min) to 8 (max), with a score of 33 or higher indicating that participants maybe suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participant must be either employed or volunteering as a victim service provider, or enrolled at Montana State University as an undergraduate student.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Participant is under age 18.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Montana State University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Kelly Knight, Associate Professor – Montana State University

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