Childhood Sexual Abuse: Treatment Modalities of Eye Movement Desensitization and Early Recollections

This literature review examines current literature about survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the treatment modalities employed for the treatment of the trauma symptoms among women who have been sexually abused as children. In addition to describing the EMDR therapeutic process, and exploring the short-and long-term success rates of the Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapeutic process, this review will also incorporate Alfred Adler’s Early Childhood Recollections (ERs), and examine how these therapeutic techniques parallel and/or complement each other.

Dynelle Helgeson
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