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Two Method Approach: A Case Conceptualization Model in the Context of EMDR

Authors: de Jongh, Ad; ten Broeke, Erik; Meijer, Steven

Source: Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Volume 4, Number 1, 2010 , pp. 12-21(10)

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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Abstract:

This article outlines a comprehensive model that helps to identify crucial target memories for EMDR treatment. The "Two Method Approach" can be used for conceptualization and treatment implementation for a broad spectrum of symptoms and problems, other than those related to PTSD per se. The model consists of two types of case conceptualizations. The First Method deals with symptoms whereby memories of the etiological and/or aggravating events can be meaningfully specified on a time line. It is primarily aimed at the conceptualization and treatment of DSM-IV-TR Axis I disorders. The Second Method is used to identify memories that underlie patients' so-called dysfunctional core beliefs. This method is primarily used to treat more severe forms of pathology, such as severe social phobia, complex PTSD, and/or personality disorders. The two methods of case conceptualization are explained step by step in detail and are illustrated by case examples.

Keywords: CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION; EMDR; EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING; MODEL

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1933-3196.4.1.12

Publication date: February 1, 2010

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  • The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice.
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