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A book from my childhood about Medal of Honor winners has a chapter about him: "Too Young to Fight." The Texas boy lied about his age at 17, his face and physique betraying him to the Marines who turned him away. Enlisting in the Army at the stroke…

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…

Rapidly increasing numbers of Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard combat veterans and their families are receiving mental health treatment provided by civilian therapists. Therapists who have not served in the military can develop military…

At the time of this writing in mid-2012, there has been notable progress in terms of increased opportunities for DoD clinicians to obtain EMDR training and ensuring military beneficiary access to EMDR therapy, however the Military Health System has…

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…

It's important to remember that there are different types of treatments being used for veterans. There are three evidence-based models of psychotherapy that have been deemed efficacious as a category "A" (top rating) in the treatment of adult trauma.…

The mental health impact of war is often underestimated by military, government, and media officials who focus primarily on well-known conditions like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while ignoring the complex toll of modern…

Every week, Ben travels down to The Gestalt Centre in London, where he is undergoing EMDR - eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy. Mrs Parkinson said: 'He’s made unbelievable progress, he’s only been going for a month but he’s got…

When Politics Trumps Science in Military Mental Health Care In January 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigated the DVA's indefensible decision to limit veterans' access to two of its homegrown PTSD treatments --Prolonged…

00921 Daniels, N, Lipke, H, Richardson, R & Silver,  S - Vietnam veterans' treatment programs using EMDR.mp3
EMDR has been incorporated into the treatment programs of a number of VA Medical Centers. This symposium will explore the use of EMDR in the treatment of Vietnam combat veterans in both in- and out-patient settings. Each PTSD program has used EMDR in…

This man might benefit from EMDR, a technique that facilitates the brain's process of integrating traumatic experiences. A trained and credentialed practitioner helps the person access the memory in a safe environment and process the emotions to…

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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 affected…

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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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,…

Many veterans never dreamed of needing help coping with life following combat deployments. While the impact of surviving in a combat zone has left many veterans seeking help in overcoming posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there have been…

"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]

Jones said the EMDR therapy, used with counseling helps veterans deal with traumatic incidents. not conquer them. She said EMDR won't erase trauma victims' memories, but it will help them cope with the memories' negative effect on their lives.

Theoretischer Hintergrund: Vergleichende Wirksamkeitsuntersuchungen verschiedener traumakonfrontativer Verfahren in der stationären Behandlung von Kriegstraumatisierten sind unzureichend beforscht. Fragestellung: In einer Untersuchung an 40…

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…

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…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new psychological intervention which has mainly been utilized to treat PTSD symptoms. The following case study of a 75-year-old World War II veteran, however, illustrates that such…

Media and official reports on prevalence rates of military war stress injury have focused almost exclusively on escalating rates of well-known war stress injuries such as PTSD, depression, generalized anxiety, substance abuse, and traumatic brain…

Effective treatments for combat trauma in military service members exist, but barriers to care abound, including poor access, stigma, and dropout. Although the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be severe, recovery is possible when…

In this review I explored the most effective treatment options available for military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specifically, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy was examined. Psychotherapy encompassed cognitive behavioral therapy,…

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…

Analyses of scaled self-report data from Vietnam War veterans receiving inpatient treatment for PTSD drawn during a program evaluation study suggested inpatient treatment as provided by the program resulted in significant improvement in the areas of…

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…

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…

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…

Since 2001, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused considerable strain on military medicine to effectively manage the growing mental health demand from deployed personnel. This article examines the ability of the U.S. Department of Defense to…

“It was [about] learning how to get resolution with all those events, to move past them — not forget about them or make them any less impactful in my mind or in my life — but learning how, in a healthy way, I can deal with that loss and pain,” Stowe…

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…

"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]

The image is familiar: A combat veteran so bothered by the memories of war that he cannot live a normal life seeks therapy to erase his demons. What you won't recognize is the treatment he's now likely to receive. A new form of therapy, eye movement…

The rapidity and thoroughness of EMDR therapeutic effectiveness, compared to more traditional methods of psychotherapy, calls for a general reconceptualization of the field. As EMDR and, perhaps, other new methods continue to demonstrate what…

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In discussing the use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with veterans with military-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an overview of the disorder will be provided. Additionally, salient aspects of PTSD will be…

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…

“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 ‘stuck’…

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Replies to the comments by L. Waters (see record 84-36309) on the article by J. G. Carlson et al (see record 84-01737) regarding the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment (EMDR) to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…

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…

We've all heard the phrase "life is suffering." Unfortunately, some people misinterpret this to mean there is nothing they can do about their unhappiness. Everyday fears can range from minor anxieties to an intense fear of things that can often be…

The aim of his study was to examine the effectiveness of treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this Rresearch 14 war veterans with PTSD were selected availability…
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