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This quantitative study of 13 veterans living in a residential treatment program for substance abuse and homelessness was designed to measure the impact of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR as compared to treatment as usual…

Camille Zeiter, LICSW is a clinical social worker currently working as a civilian for the U.S. Army’s Evolution Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. She provides EMDR therapy and group…

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The presenter will illustrate ways to make EMDR therapy more efficient for military service members and veterans transitioning to civilian life. Specific resources and target planning with an emphasis on chronological and thematic clustering related…

EMDR psychotherapists often feel challenged when applying the EMDR standard protocol when working with veterans and active duty clients. This may be due to lack of familiarity with complex clinical presentations often seen with PTSD from trauma…

This workshop offers the opportunity for additional clinical skill development for participants. Presenters are members of Soldier Center staff who specialize in treating military, veterans and first responders with EMDR therapy. Some of the most…

This presentation addresses the need for early intervention for people immediately impacted by military conflicts, as well as veterans and their providers. EI protocols used in military conflict events, as well as those applied for military medical…

A novel evolutionary-based therapy, treating depression downhill (TDD), was designed as a specific therapy for depression as a syndrome (Krupnik, 2014) and later integrated with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy into a…

Effective treatments for combat trauma in military service members exist, but barriers to care abound, including poor access, stigma, and dropout. Although the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be severe, recovery is possible when…

Le travail psychothérapeutique avec la clientèle militaire et des premiers répondants comporte son lot de difficultés. La stigmatisation qui accompagne souvent toutes formes de maladie mentale, vient considérablement ralentir le processus…

Many military members returning from combat are not only experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress, but also a conflicted relationship with their spouse. This study investigated the effectiveness of combining Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and…

A 31 year-old combat veteran, presenting with “anger issues” and recent problems across several critical domains of memory, appeared to manifest the cognitive impairments and behavioral symptoms associated with blast-induced neurotrauma (BIN)…

There is a growing need for EMDR therapists to effectively treat military and veteran populations. This full-day workshop provides essential information for treating this special population including basic understanding of military-related coping…

EMDR is used to help in treat patients after military combat, rape, sexual trauma, even some who have witnessed a traffic accident and can not shake the images. Other cases may include patients with panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions or…

Recent outcomes for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy indicate that as many as 60–72% of patients retain their PTSD diagnosis after treatment with CPT or PE. One emerging therapy with the potential to augment…

EMDR Therapy has and will continue to play a significant role in healing combat trauma. Trauma and Resiliency Resources will present a single case study describing our EMDR Therapy Protocol for WC® (twice-daily/ successive days) that adheres to the…

This workshop will provide opportunity for Canadian EMDR clinicians working with military, veterans & paramilitary to gather together. We will discover our common problems, share solutions, and develop ways to remain connected & be resources…

Objective: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the therapy interventions recommended by the Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines. However, the literature concerning the effectiveness of…

One of the hurdles they face is a lack of belief that PTSD is curable. Many veterans simply don't believe this is possible. Yet there are many studies showing the value of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) approaches such as those used at…

IMPORTANCE Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling psychiatric disorder common among military personnel and veterans. First-line psychotherapies most often recommended for PTSD consist mainly of “trauma-focused” psychotherapies that…

It is important to point out, however, that there are very effective treatments for managing PTSD symptoms. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a research-based therapeutic approach for treating experientially based disorders and…

At Clarksville's Soldier Center, where director E.C. Hurley has been using EMDR since 2003, a large number of recorded post-treatment interviews with soldiers, veterans and spouses leave no doubt the patients and their partners believe it's…

This workshop aims to provide practical ideas for understanding and working with military personnel and veterans. The workshop will address the special characteristics and culture of this population and how to adapt EMDR accordingly, with an emphasis…

At Fort Wainwright, soldiers often seek out EMDR because, “it’s perceived to be less invasive” than another common treatment called prolonged exposure, said Lt. Col. Dennis Sarmiento, chief of behavioral health for medical department activity-…

Two seminal studies currently provide empirical evidence for treatment of PTSD and anchor the VA’s treatment focus/ funding...Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) (Monson et al., 2006) Prolonged Exposure (PE) (Schnurr et al., 2007). Both showed 40% -…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing was developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD as a treatment for trauma-related disorders. Although EMDR has been used primarily as therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it has also been used for…

Caring for emotional and physical needs of professionals exposed to life and death situations and the most difficult of human suffering takes its toll on those in the trenches. These exposures can lead to direct (line-of-duty) traumas and/or…

An attempt was made in this case study to assess the Referential Process, a set of phases that illustrate the process of how individuals place words upon conscious and unconscious non-verbal experiences, in an EMDR treatment of a veteran. The…

Recognizing that the need for EMDR clinicians to provide EMDR therapy to the military and veteran population has never been greater, this presentation is designed to assist participants in the “how to” of practice building, treating veterans and…

This workshop provides guidance on using EMDR with military veterans. Included is information on the nature of military service, adjustments to EMDR often useful when working with military personnel and veterans, family issues influenced by military…

EMDR with military populations; appropriateness and utility; use of EMDR with military personnel across the world; studies on the use of EMDR with military populations; a case study; policy and procedure for the use of EMDR with UK military.

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The only organization in Minnesota offering EMDR therapy by trained and experienced therapists who serve Military/Combat Veterans at no cost is the Veteran Resilience Project. It relies completely on community contacts for referrals of Veterans who…

The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate the effectiveness of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments at a Veterans Administration (VA) outpatient clinic. The study served to compare two treatment groups: Eye Movement…

Introduction: The dual task processing in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has proven effective for the treatment of deployment related posttraumatic stress disorder. The procedure is typically performed in sedentary condition…

The military veteran population has received national attention for the struggles some of its members have had with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently, PTSD is treated within the VA using a number of pharmacologic and/or…

Short Synopsis: After nearly ten years of military service including operations in several war zones, a former elite soldier struggles to deal with P.T.S.D. after leaving the armed forces. He decides to find a cure and explores a controversial…

Introduction. Although the symptom presentation of PTSD in the general and military population is very similar, combat-related PTSD is typically thought to be more severe due to the repeated and prolonged exposure of traumatic events. One of the…

Justification for the DVA/DoD's designation of EMDR as a highly recommended treatment, included a randomized controlled trial of EMDR in 1998 with Vietnam combat veterans demonstrating that 77 percent of veterans no longer had PTSD diagnosis after 12…

Treating symptoms without knowing the real cause is not recommended in medical practice. We present this case to highlight this important aspect of medical practice and to show the effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing…

However, after the first few minutes of the sale - which was being held to raise funds for mental health care - went by without a bid, the Oscar-nominated actor stepped up with a $5,000 donation to go toward training in eye movement desensitisation…

EMDR therapy, recognized by the Defense Department as an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, includes image exposure, desensitization, cognitive processing, assessment, psychoeducation and coping strategies, according to the Naval Center for Combat…

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The Rite of Return: Coming Back from Duty-Induced PTSD is written for men and women in law enforcement, first response, and the military who are struggling with duty-induced PTSD. In a field-guide format, it presents an overview of a proven treatment…

Soldiers returning from deployment are presenting with a plethora of serious mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disturbances, and substance abuse issues. This paper will describe the journey…

Lost in mental illness, he became one of the first troops to try out the intriguing and cutting-edge therapy called eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) - a practice which would force him to relive suicidal thoughts but ultimately go…

Lost in mental illness, he became one of the first troops to try out the intriguing and cutting-edge therapy called eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) - a practice which would force him to relive suicidal thoughts but ultimately go…

After a matter of weeks, EMDR began to have an effect, and he was able to share the traumas he had kept locked away for years and return home to Karen and his work.But a posting to Northern Ireland saw him suffer a setback. So the Army paid for him…
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