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Individuals exposed to trauma early in life or multiple traumas across Time/Session often suffer a variety of psychological (e.g. PTSD, anxiety, depression) and physical symptoms (e.g. chronic pain, neuromuscular rigidity). More often, these people…

This presentation provides a model for effectively treating complex PTSD. It is designed to provide resources for persons treating military/veterans and other clinicians working with complex PTSD/DESNOS. Video and PowerPoint presentations are used to…

Sara decided to try an alternate therapy called EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It's a treatment where you focus on body sensations like eye movement, motions, and thoughts. [Excerpt]

This paper investigated the psychosocial effects of 8 youth sexual abuse survivors perpetrated by prominent religious leader in the capital of Jakarta. Based on the investigation, I planned some treatment recommendations. I found that some themes…

An ever-increasing number of survivors of ongoing war against terror in Pakistan are presenting with PTSD. EMDR and paroxetine are two widely accepted evidence based interventions found efficacious in patients of PTSD. No study is available that has…

La preoccupazione relativa all’abuso sessuale perpetrato dal clero non è un fenomeno nuovo. E’ una forma di abuso sessuale che si verifica negli ambienti di tutte le religioni del mondo. Come sostiene il prete cattolico scomunicato Richard Sipe,…

The purpose of this project was to propose a long-term, theoretically sound and research supported person-centered grief counseling group for adult women who were sexually abused as children. A review of the literature indicated that child abuse…

The aim of this article is to offer an integrative approach in the treatment of adult survivors of sexual abuse. The treatment orientation is psychodynamic and intersubjective and will draw on three conceptual models: (a) a developmental model based…

Diverse psychotherapeutic approaches for treating trauma-related sequelae have emerged over the last several decades in response to the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and resultant posttraumatic stress disorder among women (PTSD). In a…

L’EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing : désensibilisation et retraitement par les mouvements oculaires) permettrait de traiter avec succès non seulement l’état de stress post-traumatique (ESPT) mais aussi d’autres troubles…

Most persons who develop PTSD in the aftermath of exposure recover from trauma-related symptoms, but remain at risk for a recrudescence of symptoms. This suggests that there are aspects of the response to high magnitude trauma that are long-lasting,…

Predictors for response to treatment in a controlled study aimed to evaluate the relative efficacy of Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) compared to a no-treatment wait-list control (WAIT) in the…

In 1994, TIR, V/KD, EMDR, and TFT were investigated through a systematic clinical demonstration (SCD) methodology at Florida State University. This methodology guides the examination but does not test the effectiveness of clinical approaches. Each…

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…

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…

It is well documented that psychological trauma associated with human rights violation severely affects its sufferers. The trauma reduces the person’s functioning capacities across all levels, including the intellectual, emotional and behavioural,…

The Acid Survivors Foundation came into being in year 2006, with an aim of providing; medical, psychosocial and legal aid to the acid burn victims in order to, to stop the proliferation of acid violence. This paper will examine the role of EMDR in…

Dixwell Newhallville Community Mental Health Services in New Haven, CT, is pioneering an EMDR program to provide treatment for individuals who have survived the recent or past homicide of a loved one. The Recent Event Protocol can be used in the…

Domestic violence is a multifaceted complex trauma that can incorporate many attributes of violence be that physical, sexual, psychological, systemic and economic in nature and which can be both extremely overt and/ and covert. Internationally crime…

Patients with complex PTSD and dissociative symptoms are a challenging patient population . Concepts like the Disorder of Extreme Stress (Herman et al.) and the the research on memory networks and especially structural dissociation (Nijenhuis et al.)…

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 incidents). EMDR treatment was part of a comprehensive treatment of…

The Butterfly Hug was originated and developed by Lucina Artigas during her work performed with the survivors of Hurricane Pauline in Acapulco, Mexico, 1997. The Butterfly Hug had become standard practice for clinicians in the field while working…

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a controversial yet exciting therapy that assists many, including survivors of violent crimes to process their experiences so that they can move forward in their healing. The therapist…

The effectiveness of EMDR with trauma survivors has been widely reported. Studies support the use of EMDR in the treatment of symptoms caused by trauma in children and adolescents, and they have evaluated the usefulness of EMDR following disaster…

The "Blind to Therapist Protocol" (B2T) is, essentially, that. It allows a client to go through the Standard EMDR Protocol, without revealing the content of the problem. This protocol is often used in conjunction with any client group in which…

This article reviews empirical support for treatments targeting women sexually assaulted during adolescence or adulthood. 32 articles were located using data from 20 separate samples. Of the 20 samples, 12 targeted victims with chronic symptoms, 3…

An exchange of views on the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. [Pilots] ...The California Psychologist, October 1998 Point/Counterpoint Feature: Point: Shapiro, F. (1998, October). EMDR as accelerated information processing…

Psychobiological treatment of PTSD: This symposium will examine four CBT treatment studies with regard to biological markers. The questions here are whether pretreatment psychobiology or physiological responding can be used to predict treatment…

This report reviews and critiques the psychotherapy literature for the treatment of PTSD and systematically presents data on sample size, rates of completion, and effect sizes. Substantial progress has been made in the use of cognitive behavioral…

This desk study intends to update and complement the desk study review of the torture rehabilitation literature completed in 1998 (Gurr and Quiroga, 2001), emphasizing areas not covered by the original study but updating the torture rehabilitation…

Proponents of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) claim it is a breakthrough treatment for those plagued with traumatic memories and other psychological problems. But does it actually work? Eye movement desensitization and…

There is no qualitative knowledge of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with a sub-clinical stressed population. The vast majority of EMDR research has focused on traumatized populations, leaving a significant gap in what the…

Following the 2005 London bombings, a novel public health program was instituted to address the mental health needs of survivors. In this article, the authors describe the rationale for the program, characteristics of individuals assessed within the…

This chapter discusses several non-pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD in adults, including behavioural and cognitive approaches, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.

A great deal of the history of EMDR involves its use with war and terrorism survivors. In recent years, that use has included the newest generation of American veterans from the War on Terror. In the face of steadily increasing numbers of people with…

The Indonesian Province of Nanggroe Aceh Darusalam (NAD) is a region which is facing a unique set of problems, among which is the protracted internal conflict, exacerbated by the tsunami on December 26, 2004. These events have generated a widespread…

Without a thorough understanding of the physical, emotional, and spiritual impact of sexual assault and sexual abuse, therapists may reach an impasse with their clients. With this in mind, supplemental to EMDR training, and clinical experience,…

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…

This paper is based upon a qualitative study which investigated the experiences of survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by Roman Catholic Priests. The premise of the research was based upon a perceived assumption that such a distinct form of sexual…
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