Brief psychological intervention with traumatized young women:  The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

Description

To study the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) with traumatized young women, 60 women between the ages of 16 and 25 were randomly assigned to 2 sessions of either EMDR or an active listening (AL) control. Factorial ANOVA interaction effects and simple main effects for outcome measures (Beck Depression Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Penn Inventory for PTSD, Impact of Event Scale, Tennessee Self-Concept Scale) indicated significant improvement for both groups and significantly greater pre-post change for EMDR-treated participants. Pre-post effect sizes for the EMDR group averaged 1.56 compared to 0.65 for the AL group. Despite treatment brevity, the posttreatment outcome variable means of EMDR-treated participants compared favorably with nonpatient or successfully treated norm groups on all measures.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Margaret M. Scheck
Judith Ann Schaeffer
Craig Gillette

Original Work Citation

Scheck, M. M., Schaeffer, J. A., & Gillette, C. (1998, January). Brief psychological intervention with traumatized young women: The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 11(1), 25-44. doi:10.1023/A:1024400931106

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“Brief psychological intervention with traumatized young women:  The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15825.

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