EMDR therapy protocols for recent critical incidents and ongoing traumatic stress
This protocol was developed in the field to treat critical incidents (e.g., earthquakes, flooding, and landslides) that were related to stressful events that continued for an extended period of time (often more than six months) and where there is not a post-trauma safety period for memory consolidation. There is scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of the EMDR-PRECI in reducing symptoms of posttraumatic stress in adults and maintaining those effects despite ongoing threat and danger in a disaster mental health continuum of post-incident care context. As an early intervention for traumatized first responders working after a human massacre, and as an early intervention for technological disaster survivors. It appears that EMDR-PRECI helped to prevent the development of chronic PTSD and to increase psychological and emotional resilience. The use of this protocol is highly recommended by Dr. Francine Shapiro for as long as 6 months after natural and man-made disasters when there is no window of post disaster calm/safety to accommodate the extended period with is continuum of stressful events.
Original Work Citation
Jarero, I. (2017, April). EMDR therapy protocols for recent critical incidents and ongoing traumatic stress. Preconference presentation (Carol Martin, Chair) at the 3rd EMDR Asia International Conference, Shanghai, China
“EMDR therapy protocols for recent critical incidents and ongoing traumatic stress,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed March 4, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24383.