The effects of single session EMDR flash technique group application on traumatic symptoms
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CitationYaşar, A. B., Gündoğmuş, İ., Gündüz, A., Konuk, E. (2021). The effects of single session EMDR flash technique group application on traumatic symptoms. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 58(2). ss. 41-46.
Abstract Introduction: Flash Technique method is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensatization and Reprocessing) protocol specifically developed. In this protocol, there is little contact with the traumatic memories and focus is substantially on positive memories. For this reason, it might be convenient for group applications. In this study, we aimed at measuring the effects of EMDR Flash Technique group application on traumatic memories. Method: The sample of the study consists of 36 participants. On this sample, one-session of 90-120 minutes EMDR Flash Technique was applied. Participants were evaluated with Impacts of Events Scale (IES), PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) and Sociodemographic Variables Form before, one week later and one month later following the EMDR Flash Technique group application. Results: Comparison of Subjective Unit of Disturbance (SUD) and IES scores obtained from measurements conducted before (SUD=6.08±1.69, IES-R=24.52±11.57), one week after (SUD=3.75±1.90, IES-R=14.13±11.78) and one month after (SUD=2.83±2.00, IES-R=9.86±11.84) EMDR Flash Technique application revealed statistically significant difference (SUD: p<0.001, IES-R: p<0.001). In addition, a statistically significant difference was found in the comparison of pre-session (24.38±17.78) and one month after session (11.44±11.06) PCL-5 scores (p<0.001). Conclusion: In this study, the effects of EMDR Flash Technique application, which we thought to be easy to apply and less risky, were analyzed in a group consisting of 36 participants, and there were significant improvements in one-month follow-up scores in all of the three trauma measures. Examination of EMDR Flash Technique group application in other groups and with controlled long-term research may be a considerable option for future research. © 2021, Mediafarm Group. All rights reserved.