EMDR increases resiliency: A case study of complex trauma client after short treatment
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) developed by American psychologist Francine Shapiro in 1989 based on Adaptive information processing model and there are 8 phases in a full standard protocol to treat people with psychological trauma. For this case presentation, I would like to demonstrate about how EMDR treatment build up more resilience for a complex trauma client. I have met and worked with a client who got 8 scores of ACE and victimized by domestic violent and also house owner violence repeatedly while she have worked as a house servant by force, she married and lives with mental illness husband and in currently living with suspicious of breast cancer sign. I worked and applied a full standard protocol of EMDR with her. After 6 sessions because of the limit of time, resources, and long distance between therapist and client, the result showed that this client gain the resiliency to deal with her trauma even though the symptoms of depression and anxiety did not reduce after the treatment. At the last session, she decided to meet doctor to make a clear diagnose of her breath cancer and ask help for her husband.
Original Work Citation
Hong, N. (2020, January). EMDR increases resiliency: A case study of complex trauma client after short treatment. Poster presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
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