Posttraumatic growth and PTSD symptoms in response to brief eclectic psychotherapy and EMDR

Description

Brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD: New evidence: Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy (BEP) is a multimodal treatment for PTSD comprising five essentials: psychoeducation; imaginal exposure; writing assignments and mementos; domain of meaning and integration; and a farewell ritual. This symposium presents findings from two recent randomized controlled trials testing BEP versus a minimal attention control group, and versus EMDR.

Posttraumatic growth and PTSD symptoms in response to brief eclectic psychotherapy and EMDR: How posttraumatic growth is related to posttraumatic stress pathology is a matter of ongoing debate. Examining these reactions in response to trauma-focused psychotherapy can help us gain more insight into these phenomena. In this paper, preliminary results are presented from a randomized controlled trial comparing Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy (BEP; n = 70) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR; n = 70). Participants were outpatients who had a diagnosis of PTSD following various kinds of type I trauma. The measures we applied to assess pre-post differences were SI-PTSD, SCID-I/P, IES-R, and PTGI. Preliminary analyses indicate a significant increase in posttraumatic growth and a significant decrease in PTSD symptomatology for both treatment conditions. Relationships between these variables and differences between treatment conditions are discussed.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Ulrich Schnyder
Berthold Gersons
Lutz Wittmann
Mirjam Nijdam
Andreas Maercker
J. Mueller
Miranda Olff

Original Work Citation

Schnyder, U., Gersons, B., Wittmann, L., Nijdam, M., Maercker, A., Mueller, J., & Olff, M. (2008, November). Posttraumatic growth and PTSD symptoms in response to brief eclectic psychotherapy and EMDR. In Brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD: New evidence. Symposium/panel conducted at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 24th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

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Citation

“Posttraumatic growth and PTSD symptoms in response to brief eclectic psychotherapy and EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19005.

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