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A single client with depression and chronic nightmares was treated with 4 sessions of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and showed a decrease in nightmares and improvement in general well-being. The client’s 2 nightmare images were…

Background: Compulsions and cravings for smoking have been the subject of behavioral treatment. EMDR [1] is an established, effective treatment of trauma-based disorders [2]. Its use in the treatment of addictions and compulsions is relatively new.…

[reminds] grief counselors and traumatologists about the dangers of overspecialization / emphasizes that each approach offers unique strengths that should be synthesized evolution of modern thanatology / grief counseling / trauma counseling / death…

In this article the authors propose various treatment options for self-injury. Techniques from different theoretical approaches are introduced, and examples are given with regard to implementation in a clinical setting. Feminist and narrative…

The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in Resolving the Trauma Caused by the Road Accidents in the Sultanate of Oman. Three measures were used in this study, Trauma symptoms…

Reports the successful use of the eye movement desensitization procedure with a 15-yr-old female whose friend threatened her with a knife. The posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that developed in the S was treated with a combination of eye-movement…

Supervision de cas est une nouvelle rubrique régulière du Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Dans cet article, un clinicien EMDR (désensibilisation et retraitement par les mouvements oculaires) décrit brièvement le cas difficile d'un homme,…

Die Entwicklung einer der neuesten erfolgreichen therapeutischen Entwicklungen in der Behandlung psychotraumatologischer Syndrome gelang Dr. Francine Shapiro vom Mental Research Institut in Palo Alto, Kalifornien. Eher zufällig, wie sie heute…

アメリカの臨床心理士F・シャピロが1989年に発表したこの方法は、今日、英、米、独、仏、豪、スウェーデン、 イスラエル、北アイルランド、WHOなど世界中のPTSD治療ガイドラインで「実証された最も効果がある心理療法」 の1つとされている。同レベルの評価を得ている治療法には曝露療法、認知療法、ストレス免疫訓練がある。  他の方法との比較で、メカニズムの違いなどが議論されているが、EMDRでは曝露による消去という要素はさ…

It is important to note that according to the experts, the evaluated EMDR did not receive a rating of a first-line therapy for PTSD on any of the questions about individual psychotherapies (i.e., 13 through 17). [Excerpt]

I am writing out of concern that the recent Supplement, “The Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” has some problems in presentation that may distort the findings. [Excerpt]

The Expert Consensus Guideline Series is a commendable endeavor, and the design has obviously been carefully thought out. However, although the Guidelines may represent the cutting edge in some respects, at least one element is definitely lagging…

Objective: This study systematically reviewed the evidence regarding the effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for treating chronic pain. Design: Systematic review. Methods: We screened MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane…

While a growing body of evidence over the last 20 years has shown that EMDR provides effective trauma treatment for civilians, the VA has not conducted any EMDR research. Instead they have focused on pharmaceuticals, CPT and PE, and alternative…

In ambito ospedaliero l’intervento psicologico presenta peculiarità che rispondono ad alcune caratteristiche come : - la velocità di intervento; - l’ esigenza di applicare protocolli rapidi ed efficaci. La necessità della rapidità è data dal fatto…

Treating older-adopted children entails consideration of multiple issues, including the parents’ adoption-related loss history, the child’s trauma, loss and attachment history, and the adoptive family’s dynamics. Therapist interventions target…

Meta-analyses by the Cochrane Review[20] and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)[21] found that traumafocused cognitive-behaviour therapy (TF-CBT) and eye movement and desensitising reprocessing (EMDR) as psychological interventions…

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…

Suffering traumatic events and the stress disorders that may develop as a result of these experiences disrupt the successful daily functioning and the quality of a person’s life. The current art therapy protocols that serve to combat the effects of…

Although most people encounter at least one traumatic event over their lifetime, not all of them will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lifetime prevalence of full-blown PTSD, known as an anxiety disorder, is in fact around 10%. In…

Traumatic experiences can have a profound and lasting impact on the mental health of children and adolescents. In this meta-analysis, psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic experiences were…

For a person with a phobia, overcoming the fear--or at least learning how to resist its debilitating effects--can open the door to a fuller, freer life. This two-part series takes an unflinching look at the biological and psychological mechanics of…

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…

This presentation will discuss grief and bereavement, the processes the mourner has to go through for adaptive assimilation and accommodation of the loss, and how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be integrated into an overall…

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…

In the present study, an attempt was made to determine the degree to which psychologists at college and university counseling centers (UCCs) utilized empirically supported treatments with their posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clients. In…

For a person with a phobia, overcoming the fear--or at least learning how to resist its debilitating effects--can open the door to a fuller, freer life. This riveting two-part series uses MRI scans, body imaging, EEG tracing, and thermal photography…

These letters criticize alleged omissions in a review of the literature on treatment of PTSD.

Case Consultation is a new regular feature in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. In this article, an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) clinician briefly describes a challenging case in which a man, “George,” was referred…

Sleep disturbances are often viewed as a secondary symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), thought to resolve once PTSD has been treated. Specific screening, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances is therefore not commonly conducted…

Trauma is a pervasive global issue that affects both children and adults. It is officially defined in the most recent Diagnostic Manual as an event that threatens death or serious injury, and that elicits a response of fear, helplessness, or horror…

EMDR es un modelo de terapia, que se basa en el procesamiento adaptativo de la información (AIP). Además de desensibilizar, se trata de transformar la memoria afectada por el trauma, en la que las experiencias disfuncionales queden definitivamente en…

The article focuses on the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research supports the concept of using eye movements in reducing the symptoms of PTSD. Researchers…

El modelo de intervención psicoterapéutica EMDR integra elementos de distintas escuelas de psicoterapia, haciendo de este acercamiento una herramienta eficaz aplicable a una enorme variedad de patologías y accesible a terapeutas de distintas…

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…

Background & Aims: False memory is more prevalent among PTSD patients. This memory can be affected by group and intensifies the symptoms of the disorder. Psychological Debriefing (PD) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are…

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of trauma with specific consideration to the neurological impact this has on information processing and potential links with aggression. Design/methodology/approach - This paper provides a summary of…

La falta de alternativas de tratamiento para pacientes graves y el reconocimiento de situaciones traumáticas como factores etiológicos o coadyuvantes de sus patologías, ha generado la necesidad de nuevas respuestas terapéuticas para esta población.…

Point/Counterpoint: Not surprisingly, there has been a high level of controversy surrounding the use and effectiveness of this proceedure. Two professionals who are experienced in the implication of EMDR describe the intervention in greater detail…

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Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel: An EMDR Practitioner’s Guide offers a comprehensive treatment manual for mental health professionals treating traumatic stress injuries in both male and female veterans. It is the first book…

Objective: There is a dearth of information regarding the treatment of PTSD in people with severe intellectual disabilities (ID). The purpose of the present case studies was to assess the applicability and effects of an evidence-based treatment…

In the aftermath of trauma, it is widely accepted that memories are stored predominately in the right hemisphere of the brain, where they lack narrative organization and cognitive perspective. Preverbal, implicit memories of trauma appear to be held…

Negative trauma related cognitions have been implicated in the onset and maintenance of PTSD, and often improve with treatment. This controlled study aimed to evaluate the relative efficacy of Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Eye Movement Desensitization…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a new technique developed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study evaluated the efficacy of EMDR compared to a no-treatment wait-list control in the treatment of PTSD in adult…
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