Combining eye movement desensitization and reprocessing with Gestalt techniques in couples counseling

Description

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is gaining acceptance as efficacious treatment for PTSD for individuals but not for couples. This article reports three case studies of couples in which EMDR is combined with Gestalt therapy in a single session to resolve relational trauma effects, increase empathy and awareness in the supportive partner, and deepen intimacy within the couple. Case studies are described, and implications for research and clinical applications are discussed.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Frederick Capps

Original Work Citation

Capps, F. (2006, January). Combining eye movement desensitization and reprocessing with Gestalt techniques in couples counseling. Family Journal, 14(1), 49-58. doi:10.1177/1066480705282055

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Citation

“Combining eye movement desensitization and reprocessing with Gestalt techniques in couples counseling,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 14, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17488.

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