Integrating structural Bowen theory and EMDR: Healing trauma and sexual disorders after a rape suffered

Description

The couple was assaulted by four men, one appeared to be a minor. They forced the couple into their own car and raped the wife, forcing the husband to watch the rape under gunpoint.

With both parents assaulted and raped, the family reported a history of sexual trauma and underwent an EMDR therapy in addition to Bowen theory.

They presented the following symptoms: The wife: episodes of panic, depression, insomnia and nightmares, anorgasmia and vaginismus. The husband: anxiety disorder, insomnia, intrusive negative thoughts, premature ejaculation and erectile difficulties. The children: Larissa - difficultues in sleeping and concentrating in her studies. Yago - nocturnal enuresis and difficulty sleeping alone in his bedroom.

The EMDR standard protocol was used to clear the trauma within the relationship as well as with outside relationships. Experiences from before and after the rape were also targeted, as well as differentiation in the couple, including unsatisfactory sex.

There were nine encounters, during nine weeks, with an average of three hours each.

Follow up data from the couple was obtaained after six months.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Tania M. F. Aloisio

Original Work Citation

Aloisio, T. M. F. (2012, October). Integrating structural Bowen theory and EMDR: Healing trauma and sexual disorders after a rape suffered. Poster presented at the 17th EMDR International Association Conference, Arlington, VA

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Citation

“Integrating structural Bowen theory and EMDR: Healing trauma and sexual disorders after a rape suffered,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21724.

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