The use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in motor vehicle accident trauma
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD/R) is an effective treatment used in the Veterans Administration System with combat veterans and also with rape/molestation victims. The technique may be applied successfully to motor vehicle accident-induced psychological trauma. Subtleties in its use and training availability will be noted to insure client safety. Clinical case reports illustrate reduction or elimination of flashbacks, nightmares and other sleep disturbances, anxiety while driving and traveling; avoidance behavior and cognitive distortions relating to the victim's post-accident adjustment.
Original Work Citation
Puk, G. (1992, April). The use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in motor vehicle accident trauma. Presentation at the 8th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology, San Francisco, CA
“The use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in motor vehicle accident trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15338.