The EMDR-treatment of traumatisation in World War 2 in an elderly patient: The story of Luise
Goals: How to deal with medical and psychological problems of patient aged over 70 and encourage colleagues to work with older patients. To show how war traumatization may shake up a live as long as 60 years after the end of war. To understand the shock of mass-bombing on a person. In this presentation I would like to present the biography and the treatment with EMDR of an old women suffering from PTSD since 1945 after surviving three mass-bombings and two attacks of strafers in WW 2. She came in treatment after the attack on W C on 9/11/2001 witch had increased her intrusions to a very high level. The practical part of the presentation will show a video of her EMDR-treatment and the necessity to use cognitive interweaves in this particular situation.
Original Work Citation
Burkhardt, L. (2010, June). The EMDR-treatment of traumatisation in World War 2 in an elderly patient: The story of Luise. In Complex trauma. Symposium conducted at the 11th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Hamburg, Germany
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