Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders

Description

This study evaluated the efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for treating trauma and anxiety disorders in adult, adolescent, and child clients with or without a dissociative disorder.

Participants comprised 23 California-licensed mental health professionals who possessed at least a master's degree in the mental health field and specifically had been trained in EMDR by the EMDR Institute. Each participant completed a survey questionnaire developed specifically for this study.
Results indicated significant differences between EMDR and the other surveyed therapeutic approaches for overall level of efficacy in treating trauma in adults and adolescents. Significant differences between EMDR and two other approaches for treating child trauma were also revealed. A significant difference was found between EMDR and one other approach for overall level of efficacy in treating anxiety in adults and adolescents. No significant differences were found between therapeutic approaches for treating child anxiety. Directions for future research are discussed.

Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Language

English

Author(s)

Kathleen Elizabeth Hollwig

Original Work Citation

Hollwig, K. E. (2002). Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders. Available from Proquest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI. No. 1409202)

Collection

Citation

“Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17860.

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