EMDR & embodied cognition: The search for theoretical mechanisms and increased explanatory power

Description

A growing number of clinical studies indicate that EMDR is an effective intervention for PTSD. Yet, despite these successes, researchers do not fully understand exactly how the EMDRprotocol works. Specifically, researchers are still trying to isolate the mechanisms that explain how EMDR facilitates cognitive change by diminishing the severity of traumatic memories resulting from PTSD. Proponents of EMDRclaim that this promissory note will be answered as research progresses and the mechanisms are uncovered, while critics claim that these cognitive mechanisms will not be found because the BMDW protocol is inherently flawed.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Monica Cowart

Original Work Citation

Cowart, M. (2011, August). EMDR & embodied cognition: The search for theoretical mechanisms and increased explanatory power. Poster presented at the annual conference of the EMDR International Association, Orange County, CA

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Citation

“EMDR & embodied cognition: The search for theoretical mechanisms and increased explanatory power,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21035.

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