Exam anxiety among graduate students: Use of EMDR to address relevant childhood trauma
The current research is aimed to explore the effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in dealing with the exam anxiety of university students. Based on Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model disturbing life events at childhood which are linked with present anxiety will be targeted to bring a significant positive change in distress. Randomized controlled trials will be used and both qualitative and quantitative measures will be taken to study the effectiveness. The qualitative measures will include the session summaries, NC (negative cognition), PC (positive cognition), plateau of disturbing life events, and the quantitative measures will include administering relevant psychometric tools on each counseling session. It is hypothesized that reprocessing related disturbing life events will significantly reduce exam anxiety.
Original Work Citation
Hasan, R., & Islam, S. (2020, January). Exam anxiety among graduate students: Use of EMDR to address relevant childhood trauma. Paper presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
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