Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) versus Stabilisation in the Treatment of Traumatised Asylum Seekers and Refugees: a Randomised Controlled Trial

EMDR is internationally considered a 'treatment of choice' for type-I trauma. It is unclear whether EMDR is equally effective in the treatment of traumatised asylum seekers and refugees, who often suffer from more complex forms of trauma.

In clinical practice, treatment for this population often consists of stabilising interventions. In this ZonMw funded study, the effectiveness of EMDR is compared with the effectiveness of stabilisation in the treatment of traumatised asylum seekers and refugees. (Ph.D. project of Jackie June ter Heide, clinical psychologist; Ph.D. project of P&H and Utrecht University, in collaboration with drs. J. Haagen. Under supervision of dr. T. Mooren and prof. dr. R. Kleber).

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