EMDR as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral treatment of sex offenders
Historically the treatment of male adult sex offenders ignored or purposely avoided developmental adversity or trauma in the history of the offender. Emerging theories in the field of adult sex offender treatment allow room for a trauma informed treatment model including collaborative practice between sex offender treatment providers and EMDR practitioners. A promising mixed-methods study adding EMDR to a standard CBT model with ten adult male child molesters found pre-post improvement in both treatment progress and significant reduction in deviant, idiosyncratic sexual arousal as measured by phallometry. The project’s qualitative analysis provides a guide to developing treatment protocol.
Original Work Citation
Ricci, R., & Clayton, C. (2011, August). EMDR as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral treatment of sex offenders. Presentation at 16th EMDR International Association Conference, Orange County, CA
“EMDR as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral treatment of sex offenders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20857.