Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A treatment modality for behavioral problems

Description

The purpose of this study was to examine EMDR as a treatment modality for negative emotions and ineffective emotional responses in adolescents with behavioral problems and explore adolescents’ ability to practice EMDR in treatment sessions. Participants were 18 adolescents from ages 11 to 17 experiencing behavioral problems at home and/or school, receiving counseling in an outpatient setting, and may have been experiencing symptoms such as anger, fear, low self-esteem, and anxiety. The findings suggest that the EMDR session experience improved positive thoughts, beliefs, and feelings and that on average the level of anxiety and anger decreased for the treatment group, and self-esteem scores improved. This suggests that EMDR is having some positive impact, due to overall positive changes within the EMDR experience itself.

Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Language

English

Author(s)

R. F. Smith

Original Work Citation

Smith, R. F. (2011). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A treatment modality for behavioral problems. (Doctoral dissertation, Argosy University)

Collection

Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A treatment modality for behavioral problems,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 2, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22306.

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