Sexual violence: Psychiatric healing with eye movement reprocessing and desensitization

Description

Sexual violence, which affects one in three women worldwide, can result in significant psychiatric morbidity and suicide. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) offers health care providers the option of a brief psychiatric intervention that can result in psychiatric healing in as few as four sessions. Because health care providers often hear stories of sexual violence from their patients, they are in an ideal position to make recommendations for treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce health care providers to the technique of EMDR, review safety and appropriateness, and discuss clinical and research implications.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Bobbie Posmontier
Tiffany Dovydaitis
Kenneth Lipman

Original Work Citation

Posmontier, R., Dovydaitis, T., & Lipman, K. (2010, August). Sexual violence: Psychiatric healing with eye movement reprocessing and desensitization. Health Care for Women International, 31(8), 755-768. doi:10.1080/07399331003725523

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Citation

“Sexual violence: Psychiatric healing with eye movement reprocessing and desensitization,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 19, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20343.

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