Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An exploration of use by licensed clinical social workers

Description

This exploratory-descriptive study presents an examination of Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) who use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and of clients with whom they use it. EMDR is a rapid exposure treatment protocol for trauma consisting of a therapeutic interview accompanied by therapist directed eye movements, and is conducted in the context of ongoing therapy.
Results of a mailed survey indicate that the 14 respondents are affluent experienced White/Anglo women working with White/Anglo women in eclectic private practices. They seek effective technologies of psychotherapy and view EMDR as such. They use EMDR with longer term treatments to help clients proceed with therapy when 'stuck'.
Additional research appears warranted.

Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Language

English

Author(s)

Benjamin M. Drexler

Original Work Citation

Drexler, B. M. (1995). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An exploration of use by licensed clinical social workers. California State University, Long Beach, CA

Collection

Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An exploration of use by licensed clinical social workers,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 29, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18282.

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