Psychologie & gezondheid

, 39:159

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Psychosociale problematiek na eenmalig trauma bij migranten: de casus van een Marokkaanse man met PTSS

  • Jeroen KnipscheerAffiliated withAfdeling Klinische en Gezondheidspsychologie, Universiteit Utrecht, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groep

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Psychosocial problems after a single trauma among migrants: The case of a Moroccan man with PTSS

In this paper, the case and treatment of a 43-year-old Moroccan man is described who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSS) following an accident at the workplace. In addition to his PTSS symptoms, he reported anger and embitterment. Treatment consisted of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive therapy. Attention was paid to culturally sensitive aspects of the interventions, including allowing additional time for psycho-education and explanation of the therapy rationale, optimizing homework exercises, cognitive restructuring concerning the regaining of authority, and affect regulation to endure arousal during EMDR-sessions.