Intergenerational transmission of abuse and EMDR therapy

Author/s Anna Maria Scapicchio, Maria Gloria Gleijeses
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 79-90 File size 170 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSF2020-001006
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The authors describe a clinical case study of an intergenerational history of abuse and mistreatment. EMDR, integrated with theories on attachment and structural dissociation of the personality, is a useful and flexible therapeutic approach with patients with cumulative or complex traumas. EMDR enhances in such patients mentalization skills, often seriously compromised, and integration.

Keywords: Trauma - dissociation - intergenerational - attachment - E.M.D.R.

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Anna Maria Scapicchio, Maria Gloria Gleijeses, Trasmissione intergenerazionale dell’abuso e terapia EMDR in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 1/2020, pp 79-90, DOI: 10.3280/RSF2020-001006