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The accessibility of EMDR therapy in emergency and disaster situations is often limited by the shortage of trained clinicians immediately available when relatively large numbers of trauma victims are involved. This workshop presents a new practical…

This protocol was developed in the field to treat critical incidents (e.g., earthquakes, flooding, and landslides) that were related to stressful events that continued for an extended period of time (often more than six months) and where there is not…

Breastfeeding is one of the main manifestations of the bond that a mother builds with her newborn baby. Literature on psychological support for mothers in the early stages of breastfeeding is limited and interventions often do not pinpoint the actual…

Cette étude de terrain randomisée et contrôlée a été réalisée après un séisme de 7,2 en Basse-Californie au Mexique. Le traitement a été offert selon les principes du continuum de soins. Un briefing de gestion de crise a été proposé à 53 individus…

This article reports the follow-up results of our field study (Jarero & Uribe, 2011) that investigated the application of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents (EMDR-PRECI) in a human…

This ongoing field study was conducted subsequent to the discovery of clandestine graves with 218 bodies recovered in the Mexican state of Durango in April 2011. A preliminary psychometric assessment was conducted with the 60 State Attorney General…

When the patient is showing dissociative responses to the trauma, hysterical paralysis, fugue-like state, we don’t attempt EMDR. As the Patients are usually in the ER for many many hours (5-8) opportunities present themselves to assess the patients…

On November 1, 1992, a three-person disaster response team of EMDR trained therapists, consisting of Nancy Walker, MFCC, from Sunnyvale, CA, and Bill Reid, LSW, and Bill Owens, LISW, Columbus, OH, paid their way to Miami for the privilege of working…

Summative program evaluation was used to examine the effectiveness of the Post Critical Incident seminar (PCIS) in reducing traumatic stress symptoms of law enforcement officers (LEOs). Previous trauma theory research indicated when not addressed,…

This article evaluates and illustrates the application of the recent-traumatic episode protocol (R-TEP) with three diverse clients: a child with chronic illness, a woman with a significant loss, and an adolescent who self-harmed. The R-TEP is an…

This randomized, controlled group field study was conducted subsequent to a 7.2 earthquake in North Baja California, Mexico. Treatment was provided according to continuum of care principles. Crisis management debriefing was provided to 53…

The recent traumatic episode protocol (R-TEP) is an adaptation of the eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) standard protocol to the acute phases following trauma. In this article, the R-TEP structure and procedures were analyzed from a…

Early EMDR Intervention (EEI), while trauma memories are still consolidating, is perceived as a window of opportunity for adaptive processing of trauma memories. It may be used not only to treat acute distress but also to prevent complications by…

EMDR has demonstrated effectiveness in treating chronic PTSD and old trauma memories, yet Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) has not received much attention from EMDR researchers or clinicians. It is proposed that EEI, while trauma memories have not yet…

This symposium presentation focuses on Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR) as an intervention to assist an athlete in recovering from the distressing effects of a critical incident and the adverse impact that such an event can have…

Presenter: Filiz KayaThe present study is carried out within a psychological counseling project which is governed by Istanbul metroplitan Municipality. The study was designed to assess the effects of Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) on the victims of a…

Questa relazione descrive l’applicazione dell’EMDR come trattamento precoce focalizzato sul trauma rivolto a bambini coinvolti in diastri collettivi (disastri naturali, incidenti e provocato in modo intenzionale dalla mano dell’uomo). Il trattamento…

The prison system serves, among many others, one important goal: to separate those members of society, who are dangerous to others, from the more peaceful and law-abiding majority. As a consequence one could assume that the inmates of a prison from…

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The question of how early to intervene with EMDR in the face of natural and manmade disasters has been an important part of the dialogue of those working in this field. Early EMDR intervention, before consolidation of the memory has taken place, may…

EMDR has demonstrated effectiveness in treating chronic PTSD and old trauma memories, yet Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) has not received much attention from EMDR researchers or clinicians. As part of a comprehensive approach to EEI, this workshop…

The U.K. armed forces are currently involved in a number of military operations throughout the world. Offering structured psychological interventions such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in theater has a number of potential…

The Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) takes the wisdom of the Standard EMDR Protocol (Shapiro, 1995, 2001) and applies it in adapted form for recent events to provide a comprehensive approach to Early EMDR Intervention (EEI). The R-TEP thus…

This special issue on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment of recent events and community disasters gathers information on the application of EMDR in situations of extreme chaos, disaster, violence, and war. The authors…

This paper describes the application of EMDR as an early trauma-focused treatment with children involved in mass disasters (natural disasters, accidents and intentionally provoked). EMDR treatment was part of a comprehensive treatment with the…

Research indicates that EMDR is effective for the treatment of PTSD, with numerous studies showing a high percentage of symptom remission after 3 sessions. The case of a tsunami survivor with acute PTSD is presented. Treatment for overt trauma…

After the 2004 tsunami devastation in Sri Lanka, many citizens experienced severe psychological reactions. The effectiveness of EMDR is illustrated in the treatment of 7 of these individuals: 3 children and 2 adults with PTSD symptoms and 2 adults…

This article examines existing early EMDR intervention (EEI) procedures, presents a conceptual model, and proposes a new comprehensive protocol: the Recent-Traumatic Episode protocol (R-TEP). A review of research and important professional issues…

A response to the question: "I have been asked to respond to community tragedies. What critical incident interventions are commonly used?"

A number of studies indicate that EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) may be efficacious in treatment of children and young people with symptoms of posttraumatic stress. However, reports are limited in the use of the EMDR…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is considered effective for civilian PTSD, but no controlled evaluation of EMDR, or any other treatment for PTSD, has been conducted with adults in a natural disaster context. Following Hurricane…

When people are exposed to, or involved in, traumatic occurrences, they are at risk for PTSD to follow in the wake. This involves more than psychological discomfort; it involves a host of physiological, mental, emotional, and spiritual sequelae. The…

This article describes a group intervention using a variant of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing called the butterfly hug. The treatment was provided to 236 children in an elementary school in Milan, Italy, after a small plane crashed…

Reports on the Hawaiian school's giving of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment (EMDR) to students traumatized by hurricane. Reasons for the recommendation of EMDR treatment; Statistic of students suffering from hurricane-related…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a component of the FBI's integrated response to critical incidents. A therapeutic method that must be administered only by mental health professionals trained in the procedure, EMDR frequently…

EMDR came into my life as part of my professional need to work with children and teenagers who had been exposed to the most horrible traumas. Traditional play therapy and talking therapy were not working and I watch children develop into unhappy,…

A critical incident is any situation that causes unusually strong emotional reactions that have the potential to interfere with a person's ability to function immediately after the incident or later. These are situations that overwhelm a person's…

Participants will: 1) understand what a critical incident is, and learn about the phases of the emotional aftermath; 2) learn about the application of EMDR to critical incident trauma; 3) learn about patterns of resolution that involves…

Hurricane Paulina ravaged Acapulco, Mexico, in October of 1997. Two weeks of torrential rains, floods and landslides followed. At least 2500 people died. In one poor neighbourhood on the banks of what had been an almost dry riverbed, 400 people were…

Dr. Shapiro will discuss her discovery of the effects of saccadic eye-movements, their proposed underlying physiological bases, the development of EMDR procedure, and a controlled experiment that supports its efficacy as a rapid treatment for…

As part of a program of response to the 1999 Marmara, Turkey, earthquake, an estimated 1,500 trauma victims with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms were treated in tent cities with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). A…

This study was structured under emergency conditions to support and help children psychologically, just after the acute period of the earthquake that took place on 17 August 1999 in Turkey. EMDR, healing stories and artwork were administered to 16…

Emergency Personnel have certain characteristics in common: There are similarities between emergency professionals regardless of the service they work in (police, fire, EMS, hospital) and there are important differences. Jeffery T. Mitchell, Ph.D.,…

A critical incident is a situation that results in an overwhelming sense of vulnerability or lack of control. These are situations that violate basic assumptions about how the world works. Clinical issues often revolve around themes of responsibility…

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) involves a continuum of interventions to deal with the emotional aftermath of a critical incident. The goals of these interventions are to mitigate the impact of the event and promote recovery. EMDR can be…
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