EMDR sessions of a woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder
The subject of this paper is a woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder who had previously worked as a nurse, and underwent EMDR treatment. She obsessively blamed herself, stating "The patient might have died as a result of my mistake". Being convinced of her own guilt, she started showing maladjustment, and subsequently quit working. Her treatment showed modification that strayed from the regular course of standard EMDR sessions due to the uniqueness of the target memories. In all EMDR sessions. she checked the traumatic memories from first to last. The therapist had her visualize images of happiness from her own experience and taught her a technique to suppress negative images. By expressing her feelings in a protected clinical environment, she was able to recover the self-esteem.
Original Work Citation
Kawamura. W. (2009, May). [EMDR sessions of a woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder]. Japanese Journal of EMDR Research and Practice, 1(1), 44-52. Japanese
“強迫性障害の女性へのEMDR EMDR sessions of a woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19643.