Efficacy of EMDR in children and adolescents with PTSD symptomatology
This paper aims to describe on-going research on the evaluation of efficacy of EMDR as a treatment for post traumatic stress symptomatology in children who have been in road traffic accidents. Various cognitive measures were used to see which of them differentiated children who had been in road traffic accidents and developed post-traumatic stress symptomatology from those who had been in road traffic accidents and did not. Those who developed post traumatic stress symptomatology and agreed to take part in the study were then treated with EMDR. Pre and post-treatment measures of cognitive variables previously assessed were compared. Of the 12 who agreed to participate 11 were found to be free of post traumatic stress symptomatology following treatment that varied in length from 2-5 sessions.
Original Work Citation
Ribchester, T. (2001, May). Efficacy of EMDR in children and adolescents with PTSD symptomatology. Presentation at the 2nd EMDR Europe Association Conference, London, England
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