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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…

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…

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Based on the profound expertise of the author―an EMDR therapist, consultant, and trainer who brings 33 years of military experience to his therapeutic work―this is a “how-to” manual on the unique treatment needs of active duty and veteran populations…

When meeting with service members or veterans, many therapists naturally expect to uncover combat trauma during History Taking and Treatment Planning. However, the therapist needs to be aware of other types of trauma as they listen to and develop the…

Two shocking stories this week highlighted the struggle many of our brave Forces' personnel face after they leave the battlefield - but revolutionary help is at hand.

A career soldier, who had fought in both Gulf wars and was suffering from PTSD and alcoholism, experienced a severe panic attack whilst watching the opening scenes of the film “Saving Private Ryan”. After 8 sessions of EMDR he asked if he would be…

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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…

Arming Commanders to Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by COL Robert D. Haycock, US Army, 53 pages. Just as war is not a new phenomenon, neither are the issues associated with the mental and emotional scars combat brings to those who fight a…

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-…

Studied the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Human Ss: 35 male American adults (aged 41-70 yrs) (PTSD) (34 Vietnam War veterans and 1 Korean War…

What are effective treatments for chronic pain? Due to the multi-dimensional aspects of pain, a number of treatment approaches have been used. They take into account the cognitive, affective, behavioral, social, and physical aspects of pain.…

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…

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% -…

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…

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…

Prior meta-analyses have suggested that eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may be effective in alleviating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is now being recommended as a treatment for military combat…

Many more families are now affected dramatically by military service and combat. War is a disturbing experience for the service member and the family. Yet military culture is something that mental health providers do not receive training on in…

This study explored the effectiveness of a single session of three different treatments for traumatic memories. Subjects were 45 adult males, randomly assigned to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Flooding, or Placebo therapy…

Introdução: Sabemos que quando uma pessoa vivencia um incidente crítico, essa exposição tem impacto considerável sobre seu funcionamento global. Assim, para assegurar a recuperação dos militares brasileiros que estavam no Haiti, escolhemos a técnica…

Introduction of cognitive therapies gave a new hope. Beck and other pioneers in CBT helped a large number of people with emotional problems. Among all contemporary psychotherapies EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) became unique.…

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To help veteran couples, therapists need to understand the effect of war on the warrior, the impact of the warrior's experience on intimate relationships, and effective individual and couple treatments. These considerations are discussed in this…

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…

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…

This workshop provides participants with information on the unique nature of military service, including sources of stress and trauma not commonly found in the civilian sector. The current operational environment of the Global War on Terror as well…

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…

A number of EMDRIA members have asked about the possibility of assisting returning Iraq War veterans possibly as volunteers working for the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Steve Silver, Ph.D, Director of the inpatient PTSD Program at…

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Some of the earliest applications of EMDR were with military veterans (Shapiro 1995, Shapiro & Forrest 1997). EMDR is now widely used to treat UK military personnel suffering from combat related PTSD. This presentation will consider extending the…

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…

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…

A well-known treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is showing promise in helping soldiers deal with the horrors of combat.

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…

This paper provides a current review of existing evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with a description of psychopharmacologic options, prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and eye movement…

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…

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…

In response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) July 2012, publication, Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment, the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association…

Comments on the article by J. G. Carlson et al (see record 84-01737) regarding the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment (EMDR) to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Vietnam veterans. The author suggests that EMDR…

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…

Battle fatigue is an exceptionally stressful condition that can be very difficult to treat. It is aprofessional opinion that recovery can be dramatically improved by the introduction of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing ( EMDR). Eye Movement…

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…

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…

Depuis 2001, les guerres en Irak et en Afghanistan exercent une pression considérable sur la médecine militaire pour gérer efficacement la demande croissante de soins en santé mentale du personnel déployé. Cet article examine la capacité du Ministère…

A retired local colonel with more than 30 years of experience in helping soldiers with family and psychological problems is championing a new technique he says can be more than 85 percent effective in the treatment of combat-related stress.

When I first began to develop EMDR therapy back in 1987, I experimented with everyone who was willing to volunteer. I'd ask: Do you have anything bothering you? Not surprisingly, everyone had something. Whether it was a problem at work or a fight at…

"Treating War's Toll on the Mind" [October 9] was helpful in illuminating the enormous toll that post-traumatic stress disorder is taking on the lives of the men and women involved in war. Untreated PTSD damages the lives of the soldiers.…

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…
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