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Emdr basics

  1. 1. EMDR Basics<br />Dawn Pence<br />July 1, 2011<br />COUN 6031<br />
  2. 2. What is EMDR?<br />Eye Movement Desensitization <br />and Reprocessing<br />Form of Psychotherapy developed originally to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)<br />Developed by Francine Shapiro in 1987<br />(What is EMDR, 2011)<br />
  3. 3. How Does it Work?<br />By engaging in bilateral movements while recalling a trauma event<br />The dual attention stimulus can be:<br />Tracking a hand with your eyes<br />Tapping<br />Tactile sensations<br />Listening to alternating sounds with headphones<br />(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2011)<br />
  4. 4. Phases of EMDR<br />Phase 1: History and Treatment Planning<br />Phase 2: Preparation<br />Phase 3: Assessment<br />Phase 4: Desensitization<br />Phase 5: Installation<br />Phase 6: Body Scan<br />Phase 7: Closure<br />Phase 8: Reevaluation<br />(What is EMDR, 2011)<br />
  5. 5. Duration of Treatment<br />Sessions each usually 60-90 minutes<br />One or more sessions needed to set up the procedure<br />Number of treatment sessions varies depending on level of trauma or other issue<br />(What is EMDR, 2011)<br />
  6. 6. When is it used?<br />EMDR has been proven effective with PTSD.<br />It may also be effective for the following:<br /><ul><li>Panic attacks
  7. 7. Complicated grief
  8. 8. Dissociative disorders
  9. 9. Disturbing memories
  10. 10. Phobias
  11. 11. Pain disorders
  12. 12. Performance anxiety
  13. 13. Stress reduction
  14. 14. Addictions
  15. 15. Sexual and/or Physical abuse
  16. 16. Body dysmorphic disorders
  17. 17. Personality Disorders</li></ul>(What is EMDR, 2011)<br />
  18. 18. Potential Side Effects<br />Side effects of typical of other psychotherapies and may include<br />In session distressing and unresolved memories <br />Unanticipated reactions during a treatment session <br />Post-session processing of incidents, dreams, memories, or feelings<br />(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2011)<br />
  19. 19. Will EMDR Cause Seizures?<br />No, there has been no evidence to show that EMDR sessions or the eye movements often used can cause seizures<br />(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2011)<br />
  20. 20. Finding a EMDR Clinician<br />Use only a licensed clinicians trained in EMDR <br />Interview the prospective clinician<br />Choose a clinician with a good success rate and experience using EMDR <br />Ensure the clinician is comfortable treating your presenting issue <br />(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2011)<br />
  21. 21. References<br />Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. (2011). Retrieved from EMDR Institute, Inc.: http://www.emdr.com/<br />What is EMDR? (2011). Retrieved from EMDR Institute, Inc.: http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is- emdr.html<br />

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