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A 31 year-old combat veteran, presenting with “anger issues” and recent problems across several critical domains of memory, appeared to manifest the cognitive impairments and behavioral symptoms associated with blast-induced neurotrauma (BIN)…

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…

"Our job with the EMDR is we want them to bond with the horse so when we get into the processing of the trauma, the horse can actually nurture them while they deal with the uglies of the past," she said. [Excerpt]

“With EMDR, we have one foot in the past and one foot in the present, and the horse keeps that person in the present,” Ms. Lewis said. [Excerpt]

EMDR, which uses sensory stimulation to connect to triggers from trauma and neutralizes them, is getting results, according to a local nonprofit that offers it to vets. [Excerpt]

EMDR Therapy has and will continue to play a significant role in healing combat trauma. Trauma and Resiliency Resources will present a single case study describing our EMDR Therapy Protocol for WC® (twice-daily/ successive days) that adheres to the…

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced 2.5 million combat veterans, with rates of PTSD and co-morbid health concerns comparable to previous war generations. Enormous resources have been directed at reducing stigma, expanding services, and…

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…

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…

If there are new approaches to helping veterans heal, great. But keep in mind that the existing system is actually pretty good, too.

“EMDR is an extremely valuable tool for therapists,” said Rich Domenico, a Boston psychotherapist who is certified in the therapy. “EMDR sort of replicates REM sleep, and at that level we can desensitize, reprocess and integrate traumatic or…

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been a disabling condition for many of our military personnel — and this was true even before it was given a name or label. The condition generally has meant years of cognitive therapy to help those…

PTSD places an on-going financial and individual burden on the health-care system. It is imperative to provide effective treatment. However, meta-analyses show that veterans receive less benefit from treatment than other PTSD populations (e.g.,…

"Our hope is that EMDR becomes an area of training for many of our clinicians both here at the Ecumenical Center as well as in the community, because it certainly has the potential for healing and for hope," said Mary Beth Frisk, CEO. [Excerpt]

Theoretical Background: Comparative effectiveness studies of different trauma-related exposure therapies in the in-patient treatment of war-traumatized persons have been researched insufficiently. Issue: In a study the comparative effectiveness of…

Using EMDR with Veterans can be problematic; this workshop will describe some of the common pitfalls and issues that arise, and how to creatively overcome them, by utilising a number of case studies and practical tools to help EMDR clinicians work…

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Soldiers and veterans diagnosed with PTSD benefit less from psychotherapy than non-military populations. The current meta-analysis identified treatment predictors for traumatised soldiers and veterans, using data from studies examining guideline…

It is important to point out, however, that there are very effective treatments for managing PTSD symptoms. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a research-based therapeutic approach for treating experientially based disorders and…

At Clarksville's Soldier Center, where director E.C. Hurley has been using EMDR since 2003, a large number of recorded post-treatment interviews with soldiers, veterans and spouses leave no doubt the patients and their partners believe it's…

This workshop aims to provide practical ideas for understanding and working with military personnel and veterans. The workshop will address the special characteristics and culture of this population and how to adapt EMDR accordingly, with an emphasis…

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and eyemovement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy were compared for veterans in a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) residential program (N¼51) who received individual EMDR and group CPT, individual…

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-…

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 study addresses the question, what is the most effective treatment method for female veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Female veterans experience…

This presentation will illustrate the use of the methods of Level of Urge to Avoid (LOUA) and Constant Installation of Present Orientation and Safety (CIPOS) in the treatment of a severely dissociative Vietnam veteran with dysfunctional childhood…

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…

This workshop focuses on developing skills in adhering to the EMDR protocol for the treatment of Veterans and First Responders exposed to trauma in the line of duty. In addition to the obvious traumas, these professionals often experience secondary…

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…

Heffner wanted to get better and liked what he was hearing about a powerful tool to treat PTSD called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. EMDR addresses psychological issues without the use of talk therapy or medicine but instead…

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Background and Aim: Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered as set of symptoms developed afterward an individual witness, hear or involved. The current research was purposed to compare the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and…

The only organization in Minnesota offering EMDR therapy by trained and experienced therapists who serve Military/Combat Veterans at no cost is the Veteran Resilience Project. It relies completely on community contacts for referrals of Veterans who…

Introduction: The dual task processing in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has proven effective for the treatment of deployment related posttraumatic stress disorder. The procedure is typically performed in sedentary condition…

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have entirely altered the standard military response. Service members are being deployed more frequently and for increasing amounts of time. As a result, they are at a higher risk for mental health issues due to…

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of relaxation training without tension along with Biofeedback and EMDR on war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Methods: In this research 20 war veterans with PTSD were…

The purpose of the study was to investigate which mental health screening measures would be the best predictors of posttraumatic growth for B=Veterans (N=32) admitted to a PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program who received EMDR individual…

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…

This session will use the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model to cover the eight phases of the EMDR protocol with special application to combat veterans. One presenter will focus on contemporary war veterans (Desert Storm, OIF/OEF/OND) while…

EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral,…

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…

The diagnosis of PTSD is becoming more prevalent with 2.4 million American soldiers having served in the Iraq and Afghanistan war more than 100,000 were treated for PTSD (NPR). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can…

Justification for the DVA/DoD's designation of EMDR as a highly recommended treatment, included a randomized controlled trial of EMDR in 1998 with Vietnam combat veterans demonstrating that 77 percent of veterans no longer had PTSD diagnosis after 12…

Is EMDR suitable for the treatment of PTSD? Do trauma focused therapies retraumatize many people? Where is the evidence to show how effective EMDR is?

The purpose of this project was to create a program, identify funding sources, and write a grant proposal to fund a mental health and family services program for female veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at Veterans Village…

This workshop is designed to assist participants in gaining a better understanding of what it is like to go off to war and return home, the growing need for timely, effective treatment in our communities, the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization…

EMDR therapy, recognized by the Defense Department as an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, includes image exposure, desensitization, cognitive processing, assessment, psychoeducation and coping strategies, according to the Naval Center for Combat…

A lot of VAs do offer EMDR these days, and it works for many people. Processing the trauma may only be the beginning of recovery, however, if you grew up in a home where there was a war between men and women. EFT offers the chance to make your home a…

It's part of the Minnesota Resilience Project for Veterans, which has trained therapists across the state in EMDR therapy.
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