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ERIC Number: EJ791442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
A Short Term Therapy Approach to Processing Trauma: Art Therapy and Bilateral Stimulation
Tripp, Tally
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n4 p176-183 2007
This article describes a dynamic, short-term art therapy approach that has been developed for the treatment of trauma related disorders. Using a modified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol with alternating tactile and auditory bilateral stimulation, associations are rapidly brought to conscious awareness and expressed in a series of drawings. As new information is accessed, affective material is metabolized and integrated, leading to transformation of traumatic memory and an adaptive resolution of the trauma. Readers are cautioned that clinicians using this approach should be experienced in working with trauma. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A