The efficiency of EMDR therapy in treating early multiple traumas - A case report
During childhood, many people are exposed to complex traumatic experiences in their families. According to the definition of the NCTSN (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 2017), the term “complex trauma” refers to an exposure to multiple traumatic events that typically begin early in the life. Complex trauma is the most often of an interpersonal nature, i.e. it involves various types of neglect and/or abuse perpetrated by people close to the victim. It seems, however, that there is no global consciousness that certain events within a family are actually forms of neglect and abuse and can potentially become a trauma. Shapiro (2002, 2012) defines such early experiences as traumatic and denotes them with lowercase “t”, emphasizing that a long-term exposure to traumatic experiences and their cumulativeness have disruptive effects to one’s general development and health.
Original Work Citation
Smajic-Hodžić, L., & Hasanović, M. (2018). The efficiency of EMDR therapy in treating early multiple traumas - A case report. Psychiatria Danubina, 30(Supplement 5), S302-S306. Presentation at the 1st EMDR Conference (2017, November) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo
“The efficiency of EMDR therapy in treating early multiple traumas - A case report,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 25, 2018, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25495.