Mechanisms of change in traumatic memories
The aim of this presentation is to cover recent key developments in our understanding of the working mechanism of EMDR. Insights from recent experimental research in the lab and clinic will be presented. Topics will include working memory theory; memory reconsolidation; the effect of eye movements while recalling an aversive memory compared to other dual-tasks (e.g., listening to bilateral tones or performing arithmetic); and future-oriented images about potential catastrophe ('flash-forwards'). Potential clinical implications will be discussed.
Original Work Citation
Engelhard, I. (2016, June). Mechanisms of change in traumatic memories. Keynote presented at the at the 17th EMDR Europe Association Conference, The Hague
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