A theory on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) plus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to reduce suicidal thoughts in childhood trauma victims

Description

Many victims of childhood trauma struggle with recurrent suicidal thoughts and behaviors even after traditional therapies. We used a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) plus Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in five patients with histories of childhood trauma and recurrent suicidal thoughts to reduce or eliminate suicidal thoughts, behaviors, and attempts after 3 months to 5 years follow up. These findings suggest that CBT plus EMDR might be a combination therapy to reduce or eliminate suicidal thoughts in victims of childhood trauma.

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Other

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English

Author(s)

Kennneth F. Tullis
Cynthia L. Westcott
Traci R. Winton

Original Work Citation

Tullis, K. F., Westscott, C. L., & Winton, T. R. (2003). A theory on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) plus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to reduce suicidal thoughts in childhood trauma victims. In K. F. Tullis's (Ed.), The Courage to Live Workbook. Memphis: KFT Press

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“A theory on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) plus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to reduce suicidal thoughts in childhood trauma victims,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18283.

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