The efficacy of EMDR therapy in children and adolescents: A cross-cultural meta-analysis
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has emerged as an effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The current study examined the effectiveness of EMDR with various cultural groups of children and adolescents using meta-analytic procedures. The total sample from eight EMDR effectiveness studies of culturally diverse populations consisted of 241 participants, all of whom were in the experimental groups that received EMDR therapeutic interventions. Outcomes were categorized based on effect size gathered from preand posttest mean scores and standard deviations. Measures relating to the outcome of EMDR therapy in relation to the reduction of reported PTSD symptoms had an overall large effect size (mean d = 1.18), suggesting that the effectiveness of EMDR is generally similar across cultural groups. Findings have implications for the use of EMDR with youth from diverse backgrounds.
Original Work Citation
Cronk, K. L. (2018). The efficacy of EMDR therapy in children and adolescents: A cross-cultural meta-analysis. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado)
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