EMDR-therapy with a patient traumatized during her three marriages – A case study
The case study presents EMDR-psychotherapy on a female patient, physically and emotionolly abused by her partners during the course of three marriages. EMDR-therapy was the second part of the therapeutic process; the first part successfully treated PTSD (the patient was violently raped by a stranger) using imaginative stabilisation techniques a half a year ago. Complex PTSD symptoms in the patient (constant tension, sleep disorder, anxiety, anhedonia] surfaced during a new relationship. Therapy took 6 sessions in 8 weeks, in 3 of which the EMDR-technique was used. At the end of therapy all symptoms decreased and feelings of inferiority were transformed into increased self-worth, self-confidence, inner satisfaction and new autonomy.
Original Work Citation
Vojtova, H. (2005, June). EMDR-therapy with a patient traumatized during her three marriages ? A case study. Poster presented at the 6th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Brussels, Belgium
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