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
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/2
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 91-100 File size 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, L’intervento psicologico di gruppo con i richiedenti asilo traumatizzati. Uno studio preliminare sull’uso dell’EMDR in gruppo per favorire la resilienza in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2018, pp 91-100, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2018-002006