Enlarging skills and self-efficacy as an important outcome of EMDR with individuals with ID
Many individuals with behaviour problems have long-lasting negative experiences in relation to their environment. Because of this they often have low self-esteem. The treatment is focussed on reduction of complaints and acquisition of skills. But the treatment is more successful when there is also the acquisition of a positive view of the self. EMDR is mainly focussed on trauma treatment and positive cognitive connotation. This competence is very useful as a therapeutic intervention when reinforcing a positive self in people with ID. For our target group it is difficult to translate a positive cognition to daily life. With the use of resources from EMDR such as the use of objects and manual communication, the self image can be reinforced and advance the practising of behaviour experiments. This poster will focus on theory of EMDR and practical implications.
Original Work Citation
du Bois, M. G., & de Kroon, M. (2008, August). Enlarging skills and self-efficacy as an important outcome of EMDR with individuals with ID. Poster presented at the 13th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Cape Town, South Africa
“Enlarging skills and self-efficacy as an important outcome of EMDR with individuals with ID,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 21, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20617.