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THERAPIST-LED EMDR TRAUMA STUDY SEEKS VOLUNTEER PARTICIPANTS

19/06/2017



More volunteers are needed for a revolutionary study into the effectiveness of online EMDR Therapy in the treatment of Single Incident Trauma and PTSD.

By participating in this Study, volunteers will be entitled to free access to the Virtual EMDR Therapy Program and may also receive guided therapy sessions with EMDR Therapists.

By volunteering your time for this important research, you in-turn will be helping other people who are struggling with symptoms of Trauma and PTSD.
 
The study is being led by Vancouver-based EMDR Therapists Robert Grigore and Valentina Chichiniova along with Jeff Tejcek, the Director of Communications for the Virtual EMDR Program
 
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Robert Grigore 
MCP, RCC, EMDR Canada
​Clinical Counsellor 
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Valentina Chichiniova  
MA, RCC, CCC, IACPM, EMDR Canada, EMDRIA
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Jeff Tejcek 
​Virtual EMDR
Director of Communications
 
When conducting a scientific study, the larger the sample size (the pool of volunteers), the more accurate the scientific data is at the conclusion. And while we are pleased and thankful for the great response we have had so far, we are delaying the anticipated start date of our study to make room for more participants to sign up.
JOIN THE STUDY
To join up, please click the SIGN UP button below or you may email us directly at [email protected]. We get a lot of emails, so when you contact us please be sure to mention that you are writing to participate in the Trauma Study.

The Trauma Treatment Study will focus on the effectiveness of both self-administered, at-home EMDR Therapy (like the Virtual EMDR Program), and also guided online therapy sessions with EMDR Therapists.

The results of the study will be published and peer-reviewed by the therapeutic community. This means that by participating you will be helping to find new ways to help others who are struggling with Trauma and PTSD symptoms.

Please note, not everyone who volunteers will be accepted for the study. Also we request that curious counselors and EMDR Therapists not try to sign up- they will not be accepted. This is not a place to get free EMDR Therapy. If you try to sign up only for free EMDR sessions, you will be asked to not participate. 
 
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SINGLE INCIDENT TRAUMA
A single incident trauma means that there was a life event causing a person to have symptoms of Trauma and PTSD.

​A single traumatic life event may have a significant impact on a survivor’s ability to sleep normally, function socially and at work, or relate to the people around them.

After a traumatic event, some survivors experience symptoms like anxiety, unwanted or repeated thoughts about the event, social isolation, depression, anger, irritability, or even an increase in addictive behaviors like drinking or drug use.

Examples of single-incident trauma include:
  • Being the victim of a violent crime
  • Being sexually assaulted or raped
  • Trauma from a serious accident, illness, or medical procedure
  • Surviving a natural or manmade disaster
  • Experiencing war, terrorism, or political violence
  • Traumatic grief or separation from a divorce, death, parental abandonment, or loss of a child
  • Experiencing combat in the military
  • Emotional or psychological abuse, severe bullying

PLEASE NOTE: If you have been diagnosed with COMPLEX trauma and PTSD, then this study is unfortunately not appropriate for you.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
In order to participate in our 100% confidential study, here’s what you’ll be required to do:
  • Take a survey before starting the study to determine if you are a qualified participant.
  • Fill out a questionnaire asking about the nature of your trauma along with some other basic details for the study.
  • You will be provided with free access to the Virtual EMDR Therapy Program. For the study, some participants will need to complete a Virtual EMDR Therapy Session once or twice per week.
  • Meet with an EMDR therapist online or via Skype.
  • Answer a follow-up questionnaire after the EMDR Treatments are completed.
  • Be available for a brief follow up email in the event that a researcher needs to contact you with any additional questions.

And that’s it.

You must be at least 18 years old and in good physical health to participate. And you will need access to a functioning computer with internet. You will also need headphones or earphones.

Interested? Please email us at [email protected] or click on the CONTACT US button below. PLEASE NOTE-We get quite a few emails so when you Contact Us, please mention that you are writing to be part of the study.

If you have any questions about your suitability for this study please email us and ask. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you are a therapist with a patient you think might be suitable, please Contact Us.

A big thank you in advance to all the people who will donate their time and effort to helping others by participating


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Michelle Hillie

19/06/2017 10:05 pm

Please let me know if you do a TRAUMA STUDY re: Complex PTSD. I would be interested in that. Thank you.

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Virtual EMDR

20/06/2017 4:39 am

Hi Michelle. You can use Virtual EMDR for this now-it works quite well. Unfortunately we are not doing a C-PTSD study until next year.

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Clinnt Williams

28/06/2017 12:36 am

i would like to volunteer to participate in your single incident trauma study. thank you, clint williams

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29/06/2017 2:46 am

Hi Clint. Please read the article you are commenting on. It has sign-up instructions in it. Thanks!!

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Joanna Conlu

24/07/2017 5:45 pm

Could this work for children adopted from foster care? I'm looking into EMDR, as talk-therapy hasn't helped. Thanks. I think we all need a session with what we've been through!

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Virtual EMDR

25/07/2017 3:15 am

Hi Joanna. Absolutely 100%. But.....honestly I would need more details to better understand the background of what you are talking about. Can you drop us an email at [email protected] so we can open a dialogue about it.

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