Treating a sexual abuse trauma with eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy in an adult community mental health team setting: A case series

Description

Introduction:
Rape and sexual trauma are two of the most prevalent traumatic experiences linked to mental health problems. A challenge exists in the treatment of such traumas. This study focuses on three case studies treating sexual trauma using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

Method:
This was a case series design using pre- and post-measures including the BDI, BAI, OQ.45 and IES-R with three different clients. A three month follow - up was also completed.

Results:
EMDR therapy was effective at treating sexual abuse traumatic experiences within a short number of sessions. Recovery was shown on all four outcome measures.

Discussion:
Although this is a case series study, it provides some evidence of EMDR being an effective treatment for sexual abuse trauma. The additional advantages of EMDR are discussed, including the strength of not having to talk about the trauma in-depth within the therapy.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Jonathan Hutchins
Clare Mason

Original Work Citation

Hutchins, J., & Mason, C. (2017, August). Treating a sexual abuse trauma with eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy in an adult community mental health team setting: A case series. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal, 6(1), 555676. doi:10.19080/PBSIJ.2017.06.555676

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Citation

“Treating a sexual abuse trauma with eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy in an adult community mental health team setting: A case series,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 20, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26179.

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