Utilization of EMDR in the treatment of sexual addiction: A case study

Description

Sexual addiction is strongly anchored in shame and trauma. Research conducted over the last fifteen years has consistently shown the prevalence of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in this population. The resultant trauma can present as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has become a leading method of intervention with trauma and PTSD with effective results in an extremely short time. This paper will examine the issues of trauma in the etiology and treatment of sexual addiction. The use of EMDR as a specific intervention will be highlighted through the use of a clinical case study.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Ruth P. Cox
Michael D. Howard

Original Work Citation

Cox, R. P., & Howard, M. D. (2007, January). Utilization of EMDR in the treatment of sexual addiction: A case study. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 14(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/10720160601011299

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Citation

“Utilization of EMDR in the treatment of sexual addiction: A case study,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15714.

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