Stress management with law enforcement personnel:  A controlled outcome study of EMDR versus a traditional stress management program

Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been shown to be effective for treating PTSD, but its efficacy as a stress management tool for normal individuals in highly stressful occupations has not been demonstrated. 62 police officers were randomly assigned to either EMDR or a standard stress management program (SMP), each consisting of 6 hours of individualized contact. At completion, officers in the EMDR condition provided lower ratings on measures of PTSD symptoms, subjective distress, job stress, and anger; and higher marital satisfaction ratings than those in SMP. The effects of EMDR were maintained at the 6-month follow-up, indicating enduring gains from a relatively brief treatment regimen for this subclinical sample of officers who were experiencing some level of stress from their job.

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Journal

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English

Author(s)

Sandra A. Wilson
Robert H. Tinker
Lee A. Becker
Carol R. Logan

Original Work Citation

Wilson, S. A., Tinker, R. H., Becker, L. A., & Logan, C. R. (2001, July). Stress management with law enforcement personnel: A controlled outcome study of EMDR versus a traditional stress management program. International Journal of Stress Management, 8(3), 179-200. doi:10.1023/A:1011366408693

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“Stress management with law enforcement personnel:  A controlled outcome study of EMDR versus a traditional stress management program,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16034.

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