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Group psychological intervention with traumatized asylum seekers. A preliminary study on the use of group EMDR to promote relisience
Author/s: Antonio Onofri, Paola Castelli Gattinara 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 91-100 FullText PDF:  145 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2018-002006
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The authors describe the known effects of forced migration on mental health, in particular Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the symptoms deriving from chronic stress. The paper provides some fundamental principles for the treatment of post- traumatic conditions and specifically for traumatized refugees and asylum seekers. A particular clinical intervention is then described: group therapy with EMDR. A pilot study was conducted to assess the efficacy of EMDR group therapy to reduce PTSD symptoms. An experimental group was confronted with a control group. The results show the greater effectiveness of clinical intervention based on the use of EMDR.
Keywords: Forced Migration; Refugees; Asylum Seekers; Disorder; Post- Traumatic Stress; EMDR.

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Antonio Onofri, Paola Castelli Gattinara, Group psychological intervention with traumatized asylum seekers. A preliminary study on the use of group EMDR to promote relisience in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2018, pp. 91-100, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2018-002006


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