Longitudinal multisite randomized controlled trial on the provision of the EMDR-IGTP-OTS to migrants’ minors in Valencia (Spain)
The aim of this communication is to share the results of study with a group of minors that arrived to Valencian Community from Africa and others countries by themselves. Our government department for the protection of childhood and adolescence was worried about these minors’ difficult situation and the challenge of helping them in the best way. To initially address this, our team carried out a longitudinal multisite randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of the EMDR-Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-IGTP-OTS) (Jarero & Artigas, 2018), in reducing severe posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety symptoms in these population. In this study, intensive EMDR therapy was provided to complete the full course of treatment in a short period. Data analysis by repeated measures ANOVA showed that the EMDR-IGTP-OTS was effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in the treatment group (p<.001). A significant effect for group (p<.05) and a significant interaction between time and group for this variable, (p<.001) confirmed the effects of the treatment. Significant effects for time (p<.001) and for interaction between time and group (p <.01) were found for both, anxiety (p<.01) and depression (p <.001). The results indicate that the intensive administration of the EMDR-IGTP-OTS could be a feasible, cost-effective, time-efficient, culturally sensitive, and effective component of a multidisciplinary psycho-social group-based program to address PTSD, depression, and anxiety symptoms with this young migrants’ population.
Original Work Citation
Zafra, M. M., Molero, M. R., & Fuster, A. M. (2021, June). Longitudinal multisite randomized controlled trial on the provision of the EMDR-IGTP-OTS to migrants’ minors in Valencia (Spain) . Presentation at the 20th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Virtual
“Longitudinal multisite randomized controlled trial on the provision of the EMDR-IGTP-OTS to migrants’ minors in Valencia (Spain),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26956.