Post-immediate use of EMDR therapy following the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris

Description

Objective:
The objective of this presentation is to report on an emergency posttraumatic treatment following the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris.

Method:
36 children and 20 adults were treated with EMDR therapy or debriefing within 48 hours after the attacks. Quantitative assessments were performed pre- and post-treatment and at a 3-month follow-up.

Results:
The EMDR treatment administered to the children and the debriefing used with the adults both showed their efficacy through the reduction on all quantitative measures.

Discussion:
Our results indicate that the EMDR approach and emergency treatment strategies may be promising treatment strategies that are non-invasive and preventive. Although these results should be completed by studies on larger samples with a control group, they remain promising in that they suggest that an emergency psychological treatment based on EMDR procedures may prove effective in preventing the installation of a post-attack posttraumatic stress disorder.

Learning objective
: - The first learning objective of this presentation is to inform the participant how we can treate childs in a emergency situation with EMDR therapy. - It’s also important to know that it’s working very well and we can show significantly and statisticly this efficacy. - This procedure also prove the preventive role of EMDR in emergency situation. - We can finally discuss about the using of EMDR therapy versus / or with debriefing with childs and adults in case of terrorism attacks.

What’s new? This presentation is innovative by the fact it’s a mix between clinical report and quantitative research. We do the treatment in real clinical situation, but we improve the intervention with quantitative assessments to show the efficiency of EMDR therapy with childs group in emergency situation.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Marie-Jo Brennstuhl

Original Work Citation

Brennstuhl, M.-J. (2018, June). Post-immediate use of EMDR therapy following the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris. In Terrorist attacks, war, disaster. Presentation at the 19th EMDR Europe Conference, Strasbourg, France

Collection

Citation

“Post-immediate use of EMDR therapy following the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25214.

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