Using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to enhance treatment of couples

Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a clinical technique may enhance treatment effectiveness when applied within a couple therapy approach that is emotionally and experientially oriented. Clinical experience indicates that EMDR-based interventions are useful for accessing, activating, tolerating, and reprocessing the intense emotions that often fuel dysfunctional couple interactions. Using EMDR within conjoint sessions to reprocess negative emotions can amplify intimacy, increase connection, and subsequently lead to a change in problematic relationship patterns.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Harold Protinsky
Jennifer Sparks
Kimberley Flemke

Original Work Citation

Protinsky, H., Sparks, J., & Flemke, K. (2001, April). Using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to enhance treatment of couples. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 27(2), 157-164. doi:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2001.tb01153.x

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Citation

“Using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to enhance treatment of couples,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 24, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16132.

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