Counselor’s Corner on EMDR with Holocaust Survivor

Counselor’s Corner on EMDR with Holocaust Survivor

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to the question of Rimma Gofman, LMFT who asks: “I have a prospective new client who is a Holocaust survivor. She is now in her 80s and was a child during World War II. All I know is that she is struggling with severe depression, and her daughter thought that EMDR might be a good technique to help her mom. What are thoughts of this community on attempting to process something so severe, which had occurred so far back?”

Read responses from Carolyn Colwell, LCSW-R, Anne Reisman, MSW, LCSW, Alicia Avila, LCSW, Esther Bernstein, Clinical Psychologist, EMDRIA Consultant, and Valerie Ashley.

This question and responses originally appeared in the Central Forum online community. The answers have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. To view the entire discussion, members can visit www.emdria.org/emdria-community.

Learn more in this article from the Summer 2023 issue Group Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Addressing Chronic Pain and Health Conditions for Improved Outcomes with Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

Addressing Chronic Pain and Health Conditions for Improved Outcomes with Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

If you treat adults, you are treating chronic pain and chronic health conditions. Even if you don’t know it. In this article Gary Brothers, LCSW discusses how EMDR therapists are uniquely positioned to look for, see, and target underlying causes of clients’ chronic pain and chronic health conditions, instead of endlessly treating their symptoms.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️ by Gary Brothers, LCSW.

 


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EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health

Go With That Magazine™️ Winter 2022

Does EMDR therapy work on depression? Yes, it does. EMDR therapists can learn more about the research and how to treat their depressed clients.

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EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health

EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health

In the years, the number of randomized controlled trials investigating EMDR therapy for depression had grown from three to 11. In 2021, following the increase in the number of published trials, three meta-analyses were conducted to examine the current state of the evidence (Carletto et al., 2021; Dominguez et al., 2021; Sepehry et al., 2021). The results of these analyses are compelling. The metaanalyses confirmed the effectiveness of EMDR therapy as a treatment for depression, with results maintained across a range of follow-up periods. Read more about EMDR therapy as a transdiagnostic approach, how the AIP model can help treat depression, and implications for clinical practice in this article.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2022 issue EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health of Go With That Magazine™️ by Sarah Dominguez, Ph.D.

 


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EMDR Therapy in the Treatment of Depression

EMDR Therapy in the Treatment of Depression

The EMDR DeprEnd protocol has shown its usefulness in studies and in clinical practice, especially in cases of recurrent and chronic depressive patients who report stressful events that precede the beginning of their depressive episodes.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2022 issue EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health of Go With That Magazine™️ by Arne Hofmann M.D. and Maria Lehnung Ph.D.


An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published April 5, 2022. 

 


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EMDR Therapy with Children Suffering from Depression

EMDR Therapy with Children Suffering from Depression

EMDR is not only for children who have experienced complex trauma, but also for those experiencing symptoms of depression. EMDR can be used throughout each phase of treatment to treat this specialized population, providing techniques and strategies to support EMDR clinicians throughout the process.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2022 issue EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health of Go With That Magazine™️ by Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT.

 


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EMDR Therapy of the Depressed Client

EMDR Therapy of the Depressed Client

EMDR therapy can contribute to the treatment of major depression. Even if randomized controlled studies with a rigorous design and more significant numbers are needed, EMDR seems to outperform CBT, especially in clients with a traumatic experience in the background (Shuya et al., 2021). The EDEN study protocol is an EMDR therapy treatment plan based on evidence.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2022 issue EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health of Go With That Magazine™️ by Michael Hase, M.D.

 


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BIPOC Perspective on Depression

BIPOC Perspective on Depression

In the BIPOC Perspective column, EMDR therapists respond to the question “Could you offer a specific example of how some aspect of a client’s culture was deeply meaningful or acted as a resource in the identification of and/or treatment of depression?”

Contributors include Miguel A. Contreras, Psy.D., LCSW, EMDR Certified Therapist, Adriana Martinez, LCSW, Damaris T. Pérez Ramírez, MA, Licensed Psychologist, EMDR Certified Therapist Consultant-in-Training, and Lisa Hayes, EMDR Certified Therapist Approved Consultant.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2022 issue EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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