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AND SEMI-INTENSIVE EMDR THERAPY
While EMDR therapy can typically be performed at one to three sessions per week, it can also be done intensively.
The intensive couples therapy EMDR therapy is a therapeutic support based on the EMDR approach, gathering a large number of sessions over a short period of time and following a very structured methodology.
Some therapists practice it for 8 to 10 consecutive days, 8 to 10 hours of work a day with the same person. (That is 80 to 100 hours of therapeutic work).
For my part, I prefer not to exceed six hours a day with the same patient, the work in EMDR can be very demanding, especially for subjects at the limit of burnout intensive couples therapy Also the intensive therapies that I propose last 14/15 days or 2 times 7 days / 7,5.
Other therapists still offer other time formats, depending on their way of thinking about therapy.
The patient is usually asked to do this work out of his or her usual life context. That’s why I organize intensive therapies at the seaside, in the countryside or in the mountains.
The semi-intensive EMDR therapy is the therapeutic accompaniment following the EMDR approach, 3 to 4 hours a day at a rate of 4 or 5 days a week, during 4 to 6 weeks, of a patient in his usual life context.
I can also group sessions on several weekends.
They are intended for:
individuals who want to move faster in their therapeutic work
people who, because of their professional obligations and / or because of frequent travel, can not follow the traditional rhythm of one session per week
expatriates who can not find a psychologist or psychotherapist practicing EMDR or speaking their mother tongue in their country of residence intensive couples therapy
I also travel around the world to provide intensive couples therapy EMDR therapy … and I practice in French, English, Spanish …
Through intensive therapy, changes are immediate and permanent. The formidable and rapid effectiveness of EMDR is still accelerated! …
At the 2009 EMDR Europe Association congress, Dr. Guy Sautai presented the results of a study he conducted on intensive therapy, conducted on 31 patients. Three days after treatment, 77.5% of patients have no symptoms, 3 months after 82% found a disappearance of their symptoms and 80% 1 year later.
In 2011, the above author reveals the results of another study on the same theme. Intensive therapy was effective for 87% of the 39 patients who observed the disappearance of 80% of their symptoms.
A presentation in the Springer Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in May 2013 reveals the application of a mode of intensive therapy to an individual suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, associated with a major depressive syndrome and a syndrome generalized anxiety. This individual received 25½ hours of EMDR treatment over a period of 3 weeks, followed by 12 hours of supportive therapy for 6 weeks. His symptoms decreased, as revealed by measurements on diagnostic scales: Beck’s depression scale score increased from 46 (severe depression) to 15; the score on Beck’s anxiety scale went from 37 (severe anxiety) to 25 (moderate anxiety) and the score on the IEScale (Impact of Events Scale) went from 50 (severe PTSD) to 12.