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Background and AimsOur culture’s awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) identities are at their highest, yet TGNC oppression still exists in all aspects of social life, contributing to the reported increased rates of trauma and…

Initially developed to address acute trauma and PTSD, EMDR therapy has proven to be extremely effective in a large number of patients. But it is not a ‘one-size fits all’, particularly for complex trauma clients, who have deregulation problems for…

Background & AimsThe flash technique was introduced in 2017[1] as a technique to be used in the preparation phase of EMDR to rapidly and painlessly reduce disturbance associated with even the most disturbing target memories. The aim of this…

BackgroundThe effectiveness of EMDR is no longer to be demonstrated, but the methodology of efficacy studies is questionable: it is generally the strict application of the standard protocol that is evaluated through Randomized Controlled Trial. But…

Background and aimsComplex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was introduced in the ICD-11 as a syndrome resulting from sustained, repeated, or multiple forms of traumat-ic exposure (e.g, sexual and/or physical abuse during childhood, severe…

Background1999 Marmara earthquake had catastrophic consequences. Over the past 20 years, in our continuous visits to the affected regions, our clinical observation was that, while some of the earthquake survivors still showed earthquake-related PTSD…

Background and AimsIn the aftermath of natural disasters, it is important to deliver early interventions.1 This randomized controlled trial (RCT) examines the effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Group Traumatic…

This review systematically examined the literature on group protocols of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for treating a range of mental health difficulties. After a database searches on PsychINFO, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Web of…

BackgroundMisophonia is recently recognized condition in which patients suffer from anger/ disgust when confronted with specific sounds such as smacking or breathing, causing avoidance of cue related situations resulting in significant functional…

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BackgroundEMDR and Pelvic Floor rehabilitation have proven to be, in sexual therapy, an effective intervention that may give an important contribution to improve female sexual pain disorder therapy. TargetsIllustrating the results of a 1st…

Previous study suggested that bilateral stimulation may reduce attentional bias with high anxious group[1]. However, two methodical problems can be pointed. Dual task (memory and attention) may be too complicated for participants. Duration of the…

Background and aimsEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely used treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The idea behind EMDR is that lateral eye movements may mitigate the emotional impact of traumatic memories. Given…

Since Dr. Francine Shapiro 1994 advocated the use of EMDR in addiction treatment focussing on the comorbid PTSD different treatment options have been developed. Research on addiction memory and the elaboration of the AIP model laid the foundation for…

Depression is a often debilitating disease with a high prevalence. Not only is depres-sion associated with other diseases, often leads into disability and shows a high risk of suicides. Relapse is seen often and every relapse increases the risk of…

Background and aimsManagement of obstacles in memory reprocessing is crucial in EMDR Therapy. Obstacle may impair processing in simple PTSD as well as in more complex disorders. The cognitive interweave offers many options. But in some patient even…

Objectives Tinnitus can induce disabling psychological suffering, requiring an integrative multimodal approach, combining neuromodulation and psychotherapeutic methods. We sought to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and acceptability of Eye Movement…

Drug addiction is considered as a global epidemic which drastically affects millions of people worldwide, damaging an individual’s physiological, social, and psychological facets. One of the constructs that has been determined as an essential factor…

BackgroundPsychological trauma is a silent epidemic which presents as a global public health issue, often in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR Therapy is an empirically supported treatment intervention for PTSD and has been used…

BackgroundTrauma Aid Germany (TAG) is one of the largest Trauma Capacity Building NGO’s within the EMDR therapy community. Psychological trauma is a silent epidemic which presents as a global public health issue, often in the form of PTSD &…

How EMDR therapy is developing in Europe, what this decade would bring to the EMDR community and how we can respond. Followed by:

Small group discussion with the trainers sharing how EMDR is developing in their own countries and anticipating the…

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Therapies are lacking, particularly for preschool refugee children, which support coping and prevent chronification of post-traumatic stress. This pilot study examined eye movement, desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) - based group treatment for…

Background and aimsEMDR therapy is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD [1]. Much less evidence has been published on its efficacy with panic disorder (PD) [2]. This 3-hour workshop will review the literature on the efficacy of EMDR therapy,…

Several studies have reported a strong relationship between exposure to severe stress in childhood and addiction. One of the most important studies, conducted by the Center for Disease Control along with the Kaiser Hospital in San Diego, released the…

Background and aimsG-TEP is an EMDR group therapy for traumatized people based on the Recent Traumatic Episodic Protocol (Shapiro, 2009). It has proven good efficacy in treating refugees (Yurtsever et al. 2014; Lehnung et al., 2016). We embedded…

BackgroundTicks are a common clinical manifestation of discomfort in children and adolescents. Characterized by the need of involuntary movements or sounds it as a potential implication in the developed of the youngers, especially because it affects…

Background For many clients, there are "internal-taboos" - issues they avoid rather than dealing with them [1]. Clients experience "phobic" responses when they approach these topics. They fear they will "fall-apart" [2][3]. Clients need security…

Over this year thousands of EMDR therapists have had to move their practice online. There has been much discussion of the technical aspects of this – should I use BilateralBase, or RemotEMDR? And just how can you do eye movements remotely? The…

BackgroundTrauma Aid Germany (TAG) is one of the largest Trauma Capacity Building NGO’s within the EMDR therapy community. Psychological trauma is a silent epidemic which presents as a global public health issue, often in the form of PTSD &…

BackgroundTrauma Aid Germany (TAG) is one of the largest Trauma Capacity Building NGO’s within the EMDR therapy community. Psychological trauma is a silent epidemic which presents as a global public health issue, often in the form of PTSD &…

Background and aimsThe poster outlines the state of the research on EMDR therapy's efficacy for anxiety disorders. MethodsThe studies in the review were selected by searching the following databases: EBSCO Psychology and Behavioral Sciences…

Desensitization, processing and fast resolutions, which give the illusion of easy healing, are often defenses. I have observed patients with complex PTSD who have difficulties in awareness of internal states (e.g., avoidance clients) or dissociative…

In this work, the effectiveness of the EMDR technique, applied to mothers in the postnatal and antenatal phase and to minors in the 0-3 age group, was analyzed through the use of different tools such as DES-II for adults (EB Carlson & FW Putnam…

Background and aims Adverse life events are associated with increased likelihood of depression and poorer prognosis . Trauma-focused treatments (TFT) appear to be effective in decreasing comorbid depressive symptoms. Accordingly, the aim of this…

Most patients with complex trauma have experienced adverse experiences at a very early stage, often in the relationship with caregivers. These preverbal trauma have contributed to injuries that are specific to attachment, as well as the foundations…

In the UK, The Trauma Response Network has been providing free EMDR therapy to children and young people affected in one way or the other by Covid-19 and its consequences. In line with the national and international picture which showed that during…

Background and aimsThe application of EMDR is currently expanding to the treatment of several psychological and psychiatric conditions1,2. Research into the underlying mechanisms of EMDR and comparison with other therapies is still in infancy,…

Background and aimsEMDR promotes sustained healing from adverse experiences, but the specific midbrain structures involved are still undefined. MethodsHypotheses based on clinical experience, neuroimaging, and laboratory findings are presented.…

Depression is one of leading cause of disease burden worldwide, and it’s associated with huge personal, social and economic costs. Increased evidence suggests a significant relationship between recurrent depressive disorders, stressful life events…

BackgroundSince its introduction in early 1990s, EMDR has become established as one of the leading evidence-based treatments for PTSD and other trauma-related conditions. The growing body of research explores its applicability and effectiveness…

BackgroundEmotional burnout (Masalach& Leiter 1997) ,Compassion Fatigue&,SecondaryTraumatization(Figley, 1995),Vicarious Traumatization(McCann & Pearlman 1990), are all terms that describe the negative reactions to work-related trauma…

Background and aimsThere is currently a limited number of studies into the efficacy of EMDR with children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and similarly few rigorous literature reviews and meta-analyses. MethodsThe current…

BackgroundAdaptations of EMDR protocols have been made for disaster affected populations [1-8]. Since 2007 mental health workers in over 10 African countries have been trained in EMDR by HAP associations [9-11]. We describe how African therapists…

Background and aims The psychoeducational phase in EMDR therapy is important because detailed information is provided to the patients concerning the possible causes of their functioning. This information can help patients understand the origin of…
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