Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for psychologically traumatized individuals

Description

The effects of 3 90-minute eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment sessions on traumatic memories of 80 participants were studied. Participants were randomly assigned to treatment or delayed-treatment conditions and to 1 of 5 licensed therapists trained in EMDR. Participants receiving EMDR showed decreases in presenting complaints and in anxiety and increases in positive cognition. Participants in the delayed-treatment condition showed no improvement on any of these measures across the 30 days before treatment, but after treatment participants in the delayed-treatment condition showed similar effects on all measures. The effects were maintained at 90-day follow-up.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Sandra Wilson
Lee Becker
Robert Tinker

Original Work Citation

Wilson, S., Becker, L., & Tinker, R. (1995, December). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for psychologically traumatized individuals. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 63(6), 928-937. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.63.6.928

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Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment for psychologically traumatized individuals,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17139.

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