A proposal for a conditioning model of eye movement desensitization treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder

Description

Although eye movement desensitization (EMD) was introduced as a specific treatment for traumatic memories, a satisfactory explanation of the therapeutic mechanism underlying the method has not been offered. This article describes a model of traumatic memories and EMD based primarily on principles of respondent conditioning, emotional interference with learning, and operant conditioning. A method for evaluating the conditioning model is briefly described.

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English

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Murray J. Dyck

Original Work Citation

Dyck, M. J. (1993, September). A proposal for a conditioning model of eye movement desensitization treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 24(3), 201-210. doi:10.1016/0005-7916(93)90022-O

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“A proposal for a conditioning model of eye movement desensitization treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 24, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17586.

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