Our first official session for the EMDR research project where I provide free EMDR therapy in a group setting, similar to a class, rather than group therapy was last Monday, 7/29/19, from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Summary by Rosalyn Avant, lead researcher, doctoral candidate:
Dr. Dixon started the session by providing an overview of the program with evidence to support why the program is being offered. Rosalyn then went through the consent again with all participants, questions were answered, and consent was gained in writing by participants. Each participant then completed the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity Self Report as a baseline assessment prior to the start of EMDR. Dr. Dixon then reviewed creating a “happy place” and recommended all participants practice going to their happy place prior to the next session.