EMDR in competition with fate: A case study in a Chinese woman with multiple traumas

Description

This paper described the application of eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) for addressing the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a Chinese woman who had experienced multiple traumas in her childhood. EMDR is an integrative therapeutic intervention that uses a standardized eight-phase approach to treatment. It is also a proven, effective, and efficient treatment for trauma. In this client with multiple traumas, the etiological event that lay the foundation of her dysfunctional responses was reprocessed first. The successful resolution of this event allowed the positive treatment effects to transfer to other traumatic events of a similar theme. This case also illustrates the importance of identifying a culturally appropriate positive cognition (PC) in contributing to the success of the treatment.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Maggie Wai-Ling Poon

Original Work Citation

Poon, W.-L. M. (2012). EMDR in competition with fate: A case study in a Chinese woman with multiple traumas. Case Reports in Psychiatry, 2012, 1-4. doi:10.1155/2012/827187

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Citation

“EMDR in competition with fate: A case study in a Chinese woman with multiple traumas,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 2, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21279.

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