The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress with Female Survivors of Child Marriage, Trafficking, and Exploitation in Dhaka, Bangladesh
School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)
EMDR, EMDR-IGTP-OTS, Child Bride, Early Marriage, Exploitation, Trafficking
Counseling | Counselor Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Walsh, Sarah Frances, "The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress with Female Survivors of Child Marriage, Trafficking, and Exploitation in Dhaka, Bangladesh" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2518.
This study implements a pilot project investigating the effectiveness of providing the EMDR integrative group treatment protocol adapted for ongoing traumatic stress (EMDR- IGTP-OTS) to females in Dhaka, Bangladesh (and the surrounding areas) who have survived early marriage and sexual exploitation. The aim of the study is to reduce the PTSD symptoms of these women as measured by the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales (HADS-Anxiety & HADS-Depression). This study analyzes archival data gathered by Scaling UP EMDR. Few studies exist testing actual interventions to help the population of women or using EMDR-IGTP-OTS with this specific population. Therefore, there is a need for more research to address the mental, social, and health-care needs of this vulnerable population.