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University of Miami
University of Wisconsin
Research Award Recipients « EMDR Research
Project title - The Effect of Three Treatments for Recent Trauma on Trauma-related Cognitions
This research project involves a comparison between three interventions (EMDR, stress management, and standard care) to "mitigate the development of PTSD and to protect the psychological and physical health in disadvantaged people.
"Aim 1: Effect of EMDR on outcome Variables: To determine the efficacy of EMDR compared to group administered stress management with a trauma focus (STRESS), and a psychological first aid control group on psychosocial and health outcome variables.
"Aim 2: Who benefits most from this brief intervention: predicting recovery for the outcome variables from the nature of the trauma, past trauma history, substance use, and borderline personality disorder?"
In September 2012, Dr. Ironson reports the preliminary results: In a study comparing the effectiveness of brief (4 sessions) treatment for acute traumatic stress, there was a significant effect of EMDR vs.
Stress Management vs.
Psychological First Aid on Post Traumatic Cognitions.
Philosophy | Chasing the Norm
Religion | Chasing the Norm
The researchers looked for qualitative signs that the participants were thinking or acting in religious or spiritual ways-mentions of God or prayer, for example.
One patient "spoke about going back to church to help other people who had HIV who were basically under cover," Ironson said.
Deborah Ironson Katz
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American Cancer Society Inc