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This book reviews research and development; discusses theoretical constructs and possible underlying mechanisms; and presents protocols and procedures for treatment of adults and children with a range of complaints. Among the many clinical…

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of eye movement desensitization (EMD) in reducing negative affect associated with traumatic memory in PTSD patients. In addition to evaluating the general efficacy of the EMD…

After reviewing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) technique, claimed to be the most successful in the treatment of most resistent intrusive symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the authors report the case study of a…

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A case of refractory PTSD was treated with Eye Movement Desensitization/Reprocessing (EMDR). Within one 60-minute session there was a dramatic resolution of two traumatic memories that persisted at nine-month follow-up. Long-standing personality…

This study reports the results of a 5-year follow-up evaluation of 13 Vietnam combat veterans with chronic PTSD who participated in a study of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy previously reported in this journal.…

There are a host of methods to treat such veterans, like cognitive processing therapy and exposure therapy. These psychotherapies, while medically sound, can require a patient be in treatment for months, if not years. Contrast that with the use of a…

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

The EMDR trauma protocol was based, in part, on Shapiro's early work with combat veterans. In a time of ongoing military conflicts, private practitioners may be encountering the challenges of working with returning veterans for the first time. Using…

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As a psychologist for the last 20 years, the first combat veterans I treated were those of the Vietnam War. When I walked into my local Veterans Outreach Center, I was startled to see how much suffering still existed. Although the war had ended…

The Sri Lankan society is hugely affected by combat related stress as a result of the 30 year armed conflict. Combatants as well as a large number of civilians including members of the LTTE have undergone a tremendous amount of war related stress for…

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…

The EMDR technique is intriguing. Turino explained that once a counselor and client have developed a comfortable rapport, the client focuses on a disturbing aspect of the traumatic incident. The counselor and client talk briefly about the negative…

When I first began to develop EMDR therapy back in 1987, I experimented with everyone who was willing to volunteer. I'd ask: Do you have anything bothering you? Not surprisingly, everyone had something. Whether it was a problem at work or a fight at…

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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Purpose:The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is higher among veterans, and can lead to disastrous consequences such as suicide. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is recommended in first-line psychotherapies for…

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…

More than 1.6 million American service members have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). As of December 2008, more than 4,000 troops have been killed and over 30,000 have returned…

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…

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is een bewezen effectieve en veelvuldig ingezette behandeling voor Post-Traumatische Stress Stoornis (PTSS). Echter,literatuur betreffende de werkzaamheid van EMDR bij complex trauma onder…

United Kingdom military personnel have been involved in the recent Iraq war. While fatalities and casualties were relatively light compared to other conflicts historically, individual incidents can, nevertheless, have a lasting impact on individuals…

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Notes that the effects of war and terrorism can be long-lasting and discreet, emerging years later in different forms of psychological and physical strain in the body. In this work, the authors uncover how developments in Eye Movement Desensitization…

Errebo presents a case study of an Iraq War veteran with PTSD whose marriage was saved due to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The case is especially relevant, given the numbers of soldiers returning from Iraq and…

An original Professional Psychology manuscript outlining the basic tenets of EMDR and their application to the treatment of post-traumatic stress in combat veterans.

Incorporating an evidence-based model of psychotherapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps resolves the reactivity. It assists both parties in reclaiming their lives. Recently, after completing treatment, a veteran said…

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 therapy is known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Even while the experimental and controversial treament is being heavily scrutinized largely because it looks so simple yet purports to achieve remarkable success it has…

In EMDR treatment, patients call to mind traumatic memories while following a counselor's finger with their eyes, said Peggy Moore, an Albuquerque social worker and one of the trainers in the state program. Exactly how that process helps a patient…

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]

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…

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…

In this chapter, we describe the current status of outcome research on behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD. In this endeavor, we describe these treatments and outline their empirical foundations, providing rationale for their use. We…

Clinical social workers need to be aware of the growing problem of untreated and under treated trauma in society. This is an especially important issue affecting our veteran population. However, most veterans do not ask for help with posttraumatic…

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.,…

Since 2004, EMDR has been recognized by the DVA and DoD as a top evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorders according to their own clinical practice guidelines. With high rates of mental health stigma in the military, EMDR has the…

Posttraumatic stress dlsorder (PTSD) is the most serious and prevalent of the mental disorders among returning United States combat veterans. As veterans who have sewed in Iraq and Afghanistan join the ranks of combat veterans from prior conflicts…

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…

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?

Administered EMDR to a 68-yr-old Native American man who suffered startle reactions, nightmares, and other posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms since service in World War II and the Korean War. Prior to EMDR, the S had moderate to severe…

Stanley Milgram's classic experiments in the 1960s demonstrated that ordinary people would - with encouragement from authority figures - give escalating electric shocks to innocent people so painful that the subjects, who were actually in league with…

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)…

A problem faced by war veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is accessible and timely treatment. This study compared the effectiveness of two eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapies for war veterans; an…

Udero began treating him with a method of therapy he had just learned: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR.

51 war veterans with PTSD symptomatology were randomly allocated to one of three conditions: two sessions of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), an equivalent procedure without EMDR, or a standard psychiatric support control…

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are producing more than just physical casualties. A study released last year shows that up to 17% of combat troops return with emotional problems, including PTSD. "In an honest: assessment of threats to this new…

Two new brief treatments, Alpha Theta Brainwave Training (ATBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) were compared to Systematic Muscle Relaxation (SMR) training during the treatment of 45 hospitalized veterans in the Chemical…
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