Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as a time-limited treatment intervention for body image disturbance and self-esteem:  A single subject case study design

Description

This single subject case study implemented in the private practice setting examined body-image disturbance and self-esteem. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is the treatment modality. The Self-Esteem Rating Scale and the Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire are pre and post tested. A self-developed Daily Body Satisfaction Log is used throughout the 43-day observation period. Scores on subjects' self-esteem and body image avoidance showed clinical improvement over the treatment period. Based on this clinical examination, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing appears to be a promising time-limited treatment intervention that merits further research for application to eating disorder symptoms such as body image disturbance and low self-esteem. Suggestions for future research are provided.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Sophia Dziegielewski
Pamela Wolfe

Original Work Citation

Dziegielewski, S., & Wolfe, P. (2000, September). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as a time-limited treatment intervention for body image disturbance and self-esteem: A single subject case study design. Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice, 1(3), 1-16. doi:10.1300/J288v01n03_01

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“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as a time-limited treatment intervention for body image disturbance and self-esteem:  A single subject case study design,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16138.

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