Effectiveness of EMDR on children with school phobia from developing country
A specific phobia is any kind of anxiety disorder that amounts to an unreasonable or irrational fear related to exposure to specific objects or situations. As a result, the affected person tends to avoid contact with the objects or situations and, in severe cases, any mention or depiction of them. School refusal describes the disorder of a child who refuses to go to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school. Children may avoid school to cope with stress or fear for a vast number of reasons. The present study analyses the significant pattern of symptoms related to school refusal including behavioural, emotional deregulation, tantrums, somatization and arising familial conflicts. EMDR therapy was administered on children from diverse socio cultural backgrounds. Stabilization methods were used to bring the children in window of tolerance. Following this standard EMDR therapy facilitated of accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring them to an adaptive resolution. On successful treatment with EMDR therapy the affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated and physiological arousal is reduced. The paper discusses about the effectiveness of the EMDR on children with school phobia from developing county. Case study methodology and purposive sampling has been used.
Original Work Citation
Mohan, N. H. (2020, January). Effectiveness of EMDR on children with school phobia from developing country. Paper presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
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