A q-methodology evaluation of EMDR HAP facilitators training in Pakistan


In March 2007 an EMDR Europe HAP project, in conjunction with the University of Birmingham, commenced in Northern Pakistan in the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred in the region October 2005. Presently over 75 mental health workers have now been trained in EMDR. In August 2009 six of these Pakistani mental health workers had successfully completed their EMDR Facilitator training. As a means of evaluating their EMDR training a Q Methodology was utilised. Q-Methodology allows a researcher to explore a complex phenomena from a subject´s point of view by using a distinct approach which rates the value of 25 statements in order from least to most desirable. These statements related to EMDR clinical practice, cultural application of EMDR, EMDR research development, and their experiences of their EMDR training. Results highlighted important issues around their training experience, how cultural sensitivities play an important part in the application of EMDR in Pakistan, and how the EMDR trainings can be adapted and improved for the future.






Derek Farrell

Original Work Citation

Farrell, D. (2010, March). A q-methodology evaluation of EMDR HAP facilitators training in Pakistan. Poster presented at the 8th EMDR Association UK & Ireland Annual Conference & AGM, Dublin, Ireland



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