The Impact and Adaptation of EMDR Therapy on the Taiwanese Deaf University Students (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

The Impact and Adaptation of EMDR Therapy on the Taiwanese Deaf University Students

Using EMDR with deaf adolescents adapting to hearing-dominated universities helped students stabilizing emotional arousal quickly.

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“Deaf adolescents from schools for the deaf face a difficult challenge adapting to hearing-dominated universities. They harbor stress or trauma from past interactions with the hearing. To understand the impact and adaptation of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy on such students, a pilot study and a formal study were executed for this case study using Taiwanese sign language for all interactions. The client’s changes were documented through diverse sources, while adherence to the standard protocol was verified using the EMDR Fidelity Rating Scale. Results showed that EMDR therapy helped the client in the formal study to maintain calm with the hearing and become capable of overcoming communication barriers, stabilizing emotional arousal quickly, and finally appreciating his academic journey. This study examined the adaptation of EMDR’s various stages for the Deaf and the beneficial environmental support for Deaf university students.”

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Jhai, Z. (2024). The Impact and Adaptation of EMDR Therapy on the Taiwanese Deaf University Students. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 18(1), 31-43. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-2023-0043

 


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EMDR in Three Adults With Severe Intellectual Disability and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Multiple-Baseline Evaluation (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

EMDR in Three Adults With Severe Intellectual Disability and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Multiple-Baseline Evaluation

Effectiveness of EMDR therapy using the storytelling method in three adults with severe intellectual disability and PTSD.

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“Research on trauma treatment in people with severe intellectual disability (SID; IQ 20–35) is scarce, and controlled studies are lacking. This study examined the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy using the storytelling method in three adults with SID and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A multiple-baseline design was used to examine the effects of EMDR storytelling method on PTSD classification, PTSD symptoms, challenging behaviors, and dysfunctional behaviors in three adults with SID and PTSD. EMDR resulted in a significant decrease in PTSD symptoms, challenging behaviors, and most dysfunctional behaviors. None of the participants had a PTSD classification anymore after EMDR. Findings suggest EMDR to be effective in the treatment of PTSD in adults with SID. Follow-up research with a larger sample size is required.”

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Hoogstad, A., Mevissen, L., & Didden, R. (2024). EMDR in Three Adults With Severe Intellectual Disability and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Multiple-Baseline Evaluation. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 18(1), 18-30. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-2023-0042

 


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Dr. Louise Maxfield—A Memorial Former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Dr. Louise Maxfield—A Memorial Former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research

After 15 years, Louise Maxfield retired as editor-in-chief of the Journal. On November 13, 2023, Louise passed away.

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“One person who walked side by side with Francine was Louise Maxfield, a true icon and legend of our EMDR international community…As JEMDR editor-in-chief, Louise was also formidable. She had that extraordinary ability to inspire on the one hand and rigorously challenge on the other…After 15 years, with great sadness, Louise retired as editor-in-chief…On November 13, 2023, Louise passed away, at the young age of 75. We deeply mourn the passing of our dear friend, mentor, and guide. We are truly indebted to her enormous and inspiring contribution. We thank her for the pioneering part she played to us and the entire EMDR international community.”

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Farrell, D., & Rydberg, J.. (2024). Dr. Louise Maxfield—A Memorial Former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 18(1), 2-4. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-2024-0001

 


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The Distancing Approach: A Comprehensive Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Psychotherapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

The Distancing Approach: A Comprehensive Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Psychotherapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Distancing Approach, a psychotherapy rooted in EMDR, aims to address complex symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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“The Distancing Approach is a comprehensive psychotherapy, rooted in the principles and practices of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. It aims to address the complex symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), through insight enhancement, skill development, desensitization of triggers, and reprocessing of related memories. Building on prior OCD research with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and with EMDR, it combines EMDR’s Phobia Protocol with two new EMDR-derived techniques: the Distancing Technique and Future Rehearsal. The Distancing Technique is designed to develop insight through the creation of adaptive coping statements. It identifies and strengthens these adaptive statements in EMDR’s preparation phase so that they can be available as resources during EMDR’s reprocessing phases and in daily life. Future Rehearsal is a technique that combines EMDR methods with CBT’s exposure response prevention to desensitize OCD triggers. EMDR’s Phobia Protocol is applied according to standard procedures. Consistent with the psychotherapy approach, the therapeutic relationship is optimized, and treatment is individualized, to best meet the needs of the client. A case example illustrates the application of the approach.”

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Krentzel, C. P., & Tattersall, J. (2024). The Distancing Approach: A Comprehensive Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Psychotherapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 5–17. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-2023-0035

 


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Counselor’s Corner: HIPPA-compliant email platforms

Counselor’s Corner: HIPPA-compliant email platforms

EMDR therapists respond to the question “What HIPPA-compliant email platforms do you use?” in this issue of Go With That Magazine™️.

Read more in this segment with contributions by Toneh Smyth, LCSW, Michele Yarberry, LPC, NCC, RPT, CECP, Melissa Monahan, Robbie Fuller, MA, C-DBT, NCC, LPC-S, Jade DeFrates, Nicole Luk, Ph.D., Erin Hopper, M.A., NCC, LPC-A, TF-CBT, Linda Storm, MA, CCC, CT from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Community Voices on Clients with Anxiety

Community Voices on Clients with Anxiety

EMDR therapists respond to the question “Could you offer a specific example of how some aspect of a client’s culture/race was deeply meaningful as a resource and/or as a challenge in the use of EMDR with a client who is struggling with anxiety?”

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️ by with contributions by Raychelle Wallace, LMHC, Audrey Seaton-Bacon, Ph.D., Danethia Saunders, LCSW-BACS, Shanae Bezusko, LICSW, APHSW-C, MSW, MNO.

 


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EMDR Case Conceptualization for Fear of Flying in the AANHPI Populations

EMDR Case Conceptualization for Fear of Flying in the AANHPI Populations

This article will take a deep dive into the efficacy of using EMDR therapy with Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) patients who experience fear of flying under the adaptive information processing (AIP) framework. Following COVID-19, AANHPI flyers fear now that simply boarding an airplane increases the chance of being exposed to discrimination and health risks.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️ by Sherry Yam, MSW, LCSW, with contribution from Merrill Powers, LCSW.

 


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EMDR Phase 1 and Assessment of OCD Subtypes: Meta OCD, Existential, Relational, and Health-Related Concern OCD

EMDR Phase 1 and Assessment of OCD Subtypes: Meta OCD, Existential, Relational, and Health-Related Concern OCD

This article will discuss four subtypes of OCD: meta, existential, relational, and health concern OCD. Each is described along with standard psychometrics available, insight that each subtype offers about the disorder, and the importance of assessment and client history (Phase 1) through the EMDR therapy lens.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️ by C. Paula Krentzel, Ph.D. and Jennifer Tattersall, LCSW.

 


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A Three-Pronged Approach to Treating Anxiety with EMDR Therapy

A Three-Pronged Approach to Treating Anxiety with EMDR Therapy

The experience of anxiety exists on a continuum of mild sensations at one end and a crippling anxiety disorder on the other. The standard protocol is our gold standard for treating anxiety disorders with EMDR therapy. If you can inspire your clients to be curious about what is driving their anxiety, much of their fear and terror can be alleviated.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️ by Jennifer L. Fee, Psy.D.

 


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EMDR Therapy Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Explanation of the Basic Protocol and Case Conceptualization

EMDR Therapy Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Explanation of the Basic Protocol and Case Conceptualization

When EMDR Therapy clinicians come for consultation regarding their clients who are suffering from anxiety disorders, they are often overwhelmed by the severe level of the client’s symptomatology and are confused about where to begin.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️ by Priscilla Marquis, Ph.D.

 


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EMDR Therapy and Anxiety (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

EMDR Therapy and Anxiety

Go With That Magazine™️ Winter 2024

According to the World Health Organization, more than four percent of the world’s population experience an anxiety disorder. In 2019, 301 million people had this disorder making it the most common of all mental disorders. How can EMDR therapy help? What do EMDR therapists need to know about anxiety to help their clients and patients? Read more about EMDR therapy and anxiety.

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Internalized Sexual Shame in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Internalized Sexual Shame in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

An endless supply of shame sources exist for our clients. When the clinician has increased awareness of typical shameful experiences, it allows for better history-taking, case conceptualization, and ultimately client success.

Read more in this article from the Fall 2023 issue EMDR Therapy & Eating Disorders of Go With That Magazine™️ by Lauren Kiser, Ph.D. and DaLene Forester, Ph.D.

 


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