Therapy for therapists project: Impact of intensive EMDR treatment post-Katrina
An EMDR-HAP team provided three EMDR sessions to 21 Gulf State clinicians 2½ to 3 years after Hurricane Katrina. This presentation investigates the impact of treatment on clinicians’ suffering from the stress of disaster on their emotional health. The hypotheses that clinicians receiving EMDR treatment would show statistically significant reductions in depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms at one week post-treatment were supported. Implications of results include adding a treatment component to EMDR-HAP trainings for clinicians in disaster stricken areas. Clinicians’ trauma resolution could lead to improved learning of EMDR, greater immunity to compassion fatigue, and hence have EMDR reach exponentially into the community and the public practice domain.
Original Work Citation
Evans, S., Alter-Reid, K., & Schaefer, S. (2010, September/October). Therapy for therapists project: Impact of intensive EMDR treatment post-Katrina. Presentation at the 15th EMDR International Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN
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