EMDR and theoretical orientation:  A qualitative study of how therapists integrate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing into their approach to psychotherapy

Description

This study examined how 3 therapists from differing theoretical orientations (psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive–behavioral) integrate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) into their work with clients. The consensual qualitative research method was used to analyze interview responses from each of the therapists. All of the therapists deviated from the standard EMDR protocol to some degree, and their decisions to either add to or leave out various aspects of the protocol were greatly influenced by their theoretical orientation. They reported that the integration of EMDR into their usual therapy styles varied depending on their clients. The present study expands on previous psychotherapy integration research because it provides detailed descriptions as to how therapists actually use a specific method with clients. Findings may be particularly useful for researchers and therapists interested in the practice of EMDR, as well as the process of assimilative integration.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Kimberly E. DiGiorgio
Diane B. Arnkoff
Carol R. Glass
Kristina E. Lyhus
Rebecca C. Walter

Original Work Citation

DiGiorgio, K. E., Arnkoff, D. B., Glass, C. R., Lyhus, K. E., & Walter, R. C. (2004, September). EMDR and theoretical orientation: A qualitative study of how therapists integrate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing into their approach to psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 14(3), 227-252. doi:10.1037/1053-0479.14.3.227

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Citation

“EMDR and theoretical orientation:  A qualitative study of how therapists integrate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing into their approach to psychotherapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 24, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16141.

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