Efficacy of EMDR in children: A meta-analysis
The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in children with posttraumatic stress symptoms was meta-analytically examined from the perspective of incremental efficacy. Overall post-treatment effect size for EMDR was medium and significant (d = .56). Results indicate efficacy of EMDR when effect sizes are based on comparisons between EMDR and non-established trauma treatment or no-treatment control groups, and incremental efficacy when effect sizes are based on comparisons between EMDR and established (CBT) trauma treatment. The discussion focuses on future replication of EMDR findings and further research on posttraumatic stress in children.
Original Work Citation
Rodenburg, R., Benjamin, A., de Roos, C., Meijer, A. M., & Stams, G. J. ((2009, November). Efficacy of EMDR in children: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 29(7), 599-606. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2009.06.008
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