EMDR on vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth in the helper of abused children and family

Description

The multidisciplinary team experience daily exposure to cases of child abused, which is likelihood to develop vicarious trauma and do not seek for therapy.

Objective:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy on vicarious trauma and post-traumatic growth (PTG).

Methods:
This study is a quasi-experimental research. Nineteen participants were selected with medium to high level of Vicarious Trauma Scale. They are working with children, women, and family with abusive relationships in multidisciplinary team, including social workers, psychologists, therapists, and nurses. The participants were divided into two groups; one experimental group and one control group. Three-individual sessions were provided for the experimental group. The Vicarious Trauma Scale (VTS) and the Post Traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) were utilized before and after the treatment.

Results:
After treatment; first session was history taking and preparation, second session was EMDR therapy and third session was re-evaluation, the data were analysed for percentages, median, means, standard deviations, and t-test. The mean score of VTS and PTGI scores among the experimental group and control group after receiving the experiments and
being controlled were not statistically significant. The experimental group had mean score of PTGI after the EMDR, was significantly higher than before receiving EMDR at the level of .01( p=0.002). The controlled group had VTS decrease and PTGI increase

Conclusion:
EMDR therapy has no effect on vicarious trauma and post traumatic growth in the
helper of abused children and women. Further controlled studies comparing with other
treatment modalities for PTSD are needed.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Payongsri Khanthiku

Original Work Citation

Khanthiku, P. (2020, January). EMDR on vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth in the helper of abused children and family. Poster presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

Collection

Citation

“EMDR on vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth in the helper of abused children and family,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26303.

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