EMDR-IGTP in alleviating subjective unit of disturbance of university students with shared traumatic memory
University students often regarded as normal population. However, they are not immune to trauma. As suicide number in young people increases, there are also increasing chance for a University student to witness one. Experience of witnessing suicide of other fellow student can be conceptualized as traumatic memory. It needs to be process so that it will not hinder one’s relationship and individual wellbeing, as well as academic performance. As Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model suggested, every individual have natural adaptive processing to process the traumatic memory. Nevertheless, traumatic event can block that process and EMDR can help unblock it. However, in University context, there is limited resource of mental health practitioner who are focusing in trauma related treatment. Thus, it is important to implement effective and efficient strategies to alleviate disturbance caused by traumatic memories in student. EMDR Integrative Group Treatment (IGTP) has been used for alleviating disturbance and PTSD symptoms in context of natural disaster, caregiver of terminal illness and geopolitical crisis. However, there is little research evidence for EMDR-IGTP in context of University Student who recently experience shared traumatic memory (less than 3 months). Thus, the aim of this paper is twofold: 1) adapt EMDR-IGTP into University Students’ context, 2) test effectiveness of EMDR-IGTP in reducing subjective unit of disturbance in University Students who witness suicide. Theoretical and practical implications of EMDR-IGTP in specific population like students who experience shared traumatic memory will be discussed.
Original Work Citation
Rumondor, P. C. B. (2020, January). EMDR-IGTP in alleviating subjective unit of disturbance of university students with shared traumatic memory. Paper presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
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