Case presentation: “Relative mild negative situations” - 2 single session cases using the standard EMDR protocol
It has proven that EMDR is successful in helping people who have experienced psychological difficulties that originate from some kind of traumatic experience. I used standard EMDR protocol successfully in single session for two persons who experience short negative moments. One client was a young man who had intrusive recalls of the male acquaintance telling him about oral sex intercourse between men that happened 38 hours before he asked for psychological help. The other client was a young nurse, one of my colleagues, who was scolded and threatened by the husband of a patient less than 2 hours ago before I did EMDR for her. They both had moment of trauma was very precise and very short: the moment the words were spoken. The recent events don't have several hot spots (difficult affect laden moments in the experience), but just one clearly shocking moment. So I used standard protocol and it helped stabilizing them very quickly, they both retouched their resources quickly. Two months later, I followed up my colleague. She was still stable and had the same positive cognition about the negative moment.
Original Work Citation
Fang, L. (2005, June). Case presentation: "Relative mild negative situations" - 2 single session cases using the standard EMDR protocol. In "EMDR in action." Part 2. Symposium conducted at the 6th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Brussels, Belgium
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