EMDR in the treatment of panic disorders with or without agoraphobia

Description

At the department of Psychiatry at the St. Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg, The Netherlands, several years ago a study (RCT) started investigating the treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Within this study Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is compared with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Among other things, the goal is to determine whether EMDR is an effective treatment method for patients with a panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. IN this study EMDR is directly compared with a CBT treatment. In addition, this study examines the impact of both treatments on quality of life.

As a therapist in the EMDR condition of this study I would like to share my experiences with a protocolised treatment of panic disorders by means of EMDR. During the workshop, I will try to connect theory and practice. Since a large part of the EMDR treatments within this research is filmed, I will support my presentation with video material. Finally, I will present the first results of my research.

Learning objectives: Describe if EMDR is an effective treatment method for PDA compared to CBT; Describe the impact on QOL before and after both treatment methods; Describe qualitative differences between both treatment methods; and Share experiences with a protocolised treatment of panic disorders by means of EMD

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Ferdinand Horst

Original Work Citation

Horst, F. (2013, June). EMDR in the treatment of panic disorders with or without agoraphobia. Presentation at the 14th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Geneva, Switzerland

Collection

Citation

“EMDR in the treatment of panic disorders with or without agoraphobia,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 18, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22033.

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