F-TEP: Fragmented traumatic episode protocol


This article presents a protocol for treating recent trauma at the acute stress reaction (ASR) stage when the event is still fresh and overwhelming, and the trauma survivor does not yet have a coherent narrative. This protocol is for treating those who have endured a traumatic episode from a few hours to a few days prior. It may also help patients who suffer from a “fragmented narrative” from earlier events. The protocol incorporates a procedure for building a coherent narrative of the trauma, enabling EMDR processing while utilizing the principals of the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (Shapiro & Laub, 2008, 2015). We present the theoretical background for the protocol, which integrates the narrative approach, the R-TEP protocol and the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model. A description of the protocol, its differences from the classic EMDR R-TEP, and case studies are presented.






Tuly Flint
Yoni Elkins

Original Work Citation

Flint, T., & Elkins, Y. (2020, December 14). F-TEP: Fragmented traumatic episode protocol. Practice Innovations.  doi:10.1037/pri0000135



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