Effectiveness of interrupted or “dosed” exposure procedures


EMDR is also an empirically validated treatment for PTSD. However, several dismantling studies have demonstrated that portions of the treatment can be removed without a detrimental effect on treatment outcome. The one component that has not been investigated is the form of exposure utilized, i.e., interrupted or “dosed” exposure. An overview of the EMDR dismantling studies will be presented along with a review of those studies that directly compared the effectiveness of prolonged exposure and EMDR. This presentation will highlight the theoretical basis and empirical observations that dosed exposure may have advantages over prolonged or continuous exposure. The potential mechanisms of action involved in “dosed” exposure procedures will be discussed.






E. Koch

Original Work Citation

Koch, E. (2005, November). Effectiveness of interrupted or "dosed" exposure procedures. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 21st Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON



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