EMDR for phobia
Traumatic experiences have been described as a powerful learning experience and therefore an important aetiological factor in certain phobias (Doering et al, 2013). Specific phobias which induce a marked anxiety or sense of panic in individuals affects approximately 10% of the general population. Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is often regarded as a treatment of choice in treating specific phobias. De Jongh (19990) considers that specific phobia might benefit from a trauma-focused treatment. This pre-conference workshop will outline how to case conceptualize specific phobias using the Adaptive Information Processing paradigm. It will articulate the importance of target sequencing in working with specific phobias using a case example of an individual who was ‘needle phobic. Each of the eight phases of EMDR will be explored in how each phase relates to working with specific phobia clients.
Original Work Citation
Farrell, D. (2014, January). EMDR for phobia. Preconference presentation at the 2nd EMDR Asia International Conference, Manila, The Philippines
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