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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Shapiro, 2001), is an evidence based therapy for PTSD and could be effective in the treatment of traumatized and therefore, has been endorses as a treatment of choice in many national and…

How safe and effective is it to offer trauma-focused treatment to traumatised asylum seekers and refugees? After all, from a clinical point of view asylum seekers and refugees constitute a complex population, with many suffering from an accumulation…

In 2015, more than 1.5 million refugees arrived in Germany, many severely traumatized. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for acute and chronic traumatic stress symptoms. A…

Introduction La thérapie Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) représente une avancée majeure dans la prise en charge des troubles psychotraumatiques. Créée en 1989 aux USA dans un contexte culturel occidentalo-centré, sa…

53% of the 62 participants of the two Istanbul EMDR training organised by HAP were Syrian. We felt it is a unique opportunity to assess the needs of Syrian refugees they are working with. We asked all the participants who are all mental health…

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This paper looks at a practical and creative application of the EMDR Child group protocol, as described by Korkmazla and Kurt at the 2016 EMDR Europe Conference. The development of the pilot programme in line with the needs of Syrian Refugees in the…

To find a psychotherapeutic method to treat post-traumatic symptoms in refugees and asylum seekers population is at the present a major need, and a main and necessary task; it has to satisfy the requirements of being effective, reasonably short, easy…

The aim of our work is to describe the psychotherapeutic intervention for a particular clinical population: refugees and asylum seekers. These individuals live in a state of great vulnerability. For them, migrating was not a choice, but a decision…

Background. Previous research indicates a high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among refugees. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for PTSD for victims of natural…

The contribution of the EMDR community to the latest critical and massive events occurring in Europe will be described, since EMDR therapy is having a role ofgreat interest working with victims of terroristic attacks and with the refugees and asylum…

In August 2014 Islamic State attacked Sinjar, Northern Iraq carrying out human atrocities on the Yezidi population. Yezidi female survivors were also taken as sex slaves by Jihadist fighters with some being returned via escape or through government…

The sudden influx of traumatized refugees and migrants into Europe presents acute challenges to the whole field of public and private trauma therapy. But the challenge is greater than Europe alone. There is a huge and increasing global burden of…

The presentation will start with a journalistic perspective on the Syrian/Iraqi conflict and on the living conditions of refugees in countries like Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan and Lebanon. Their governments are mainly focused on providing…

Background Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a first-line treatment for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some clinicians argue that with refugees, directly targeting traumatic memories through EMDR may…

Although EMDR is a therapy recognised by international scientific community as one of the first line treatment for PTSD, its application has never been assessed with torture survivors refugees. The aim of this research is to assess the therapeutic…

Background: The most common mental health problems among refugees are depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for PTSD. However, no previous randomized…

In this article, the concept of humanitarian aid, the basic needs in crisis situations, the definition of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and EMDR as a humanitarian intervention are explained. General needs and needs in Middle…

Humanitarian outreach is a significant part of the practice of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The development of training in Arabic and provision of EMDR in areas of ongoing conflict including Palestine, Libya, Syria,…

Many refugees resettled in Western countries suffer from an accumulation of traumatic and current stressors that contribute to mental health problems and may complicate trauma-focused treatment. Consequently, the acceptability, safety, and efficacy…

However, almost all of them had serious war traumas in Syria. The aims of the project were training and supervision of local therapists and as a result of this provide early intervention to the refugees who live in the camos. The early intervention…

The Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) is developed recently by Elan Shapiro. He defines G-TEP as “An attempt to answer the challenge of how to construct a group protocol that contains more of the depth and power of the EMDR protocol and the…

Background: Traumatised asylum seekers and refugees are clinically considered a complex population. Discussion exists on whether with this population treatment guidelines for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be followed and Trauma-Focused…

Background: Guidelines for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder recommend 8-12 session of trauma-focused CBT or EMDR, however there is an extensive body of literature criticising the PTSD paradigm and usefulness of recommended therapies in…

The applicability of EMDR to asylum seekers and refugees, suffering from more complex forms of trauma, has been a question of debate. It is considered 'good practice' to use a phased model of treatment with these patients, in which treatment…

Vluchtelingen die worden doorverwezen naar een dienst voor geestelijke gezondheidszorg (GGZ) zijn mensen die niet goed meer functioneren. Ze lijden onder de gevolgen van de ervaringen die ze hadden in hun thuisland, hun vlucht, de asielprocedure en…

De traumatische ervaringen en psychosociale gevolgen daarvan bij vluchtelingen worden vaak gezien als complex. Er bestaat dan ook discussie of deze patiëntenpopulatie baat kan hebben bij een traumagerichte behandeling als EMDR, of dat de behandeling…

A phased model of treatment is recommended for the treatment of people who have experienced repeated and multiple traumas and who may still be facing ongoing stress and threat. Establishing a sense of safety and stability is the first stage of…

Which approach is most beneficial is yet unclear and Basoglu (2006) critiques this lack of progress in the field and pleas for empirically driven interventions on PTSD. To address this issue, Ter Heide is currently conducting a randomized trial to…

Objective: Recent studies suggest that eye movements are the most effective form of stimulation in EMDR, but this assertion is based primarily on studies using the general population. This study evaluated whether tones and eye movements in EMDR are…

Asylum seekers and refugees frequently suffer from post-traumatic stress and culturally sensitive methods towards reducing symptoms should be taken into account. The aim of the work reported here was to examine the effectiveness of Culture-Sensitive…

While EMDR is treatment of choice for traumatized adults with PTSS, its efficacy has not been validated with traumatized refugees. As long as no evidence is available for EMDR with this population, EMDR with refugees should be informed by theoretical…

Background: Traumatised asylum seekers and refugees are clinically considered a complex population. Discussion exists on whether with this population treatment guidelines for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be followed and Trauma-Focused…

Despite the scientific evidence concerning the efficacy of EMDR in the treatment of PTSD, in clinical practice many clinicians are reluctant to apply EMDR to traumatised asylum seekers and refugees. Because they regard the traumatisation of this…

I will be presenting the case of an Iranian refugee in the UK who was imprisoned for many years in Iran and subject to prolonged torture. I will discuss the use of integrated EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy in his treatment, and outline how…

I løpet av de siste årene har vi hatt en tidobling av antall flyktninger som oppholder seg i Norge (1). På bakgrunn av dette ser vi at helsevesenet møter mange utfordringer i forhold til innvandrerpasienter (2). Halvparten av innvandrere i Norge…

Inhoud: Sinds een aantal jaren schrijven de richtlijnen voor de behandeling van posttraumatische stress bij volwassenen, twee behandelingen voor: trauma-focused cognitieve gedragstherapie (TFCBT) en EMDR. Over de effectiviteit van deze behandelvormen…

Despite the scientific evidence concerning the efficacy of EMDR in the treatment of PTSD, in clinical practice many clinicians are reluctant to apply EMDR to traumatized asylum seekers and refugees. Because they regard the traumatization of this…

As trauma therapists we are increasingly encountering the challenge of using EMDR cross-culturally with highly traumatized clients who are refugees from war torn countries and/or oppressive regimes. This presentation seeks to address some of the…

Working with traumatized clients from other cultures can be very demanding, and even frustrating: many times it just does not work out, despite your compassion and efforts. “Just staying out of the way” many times is not enough to do this job.…

Two case studies from a pilot study concerning treatment of traumatised refugee children suffering from PTSD will be presented. The pilot study includes 13 children aged 7-17, from different countries. Along with the treatment of the children we have…
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