Presentations

EMDR treatment for stuttering- A case study “When you talk over my stutter, you steal my voice.

Summary

According to Stuttering Foundation, more than 70 million people stutter across the world which is 1% of the population. Despite many research findings emphasizing genetic causes behind stuttering, the current studies also show that childhood traumatic experiences play a key role not only in the etiology of stuttering but also in the later life experience; relational difficulties and poor quality of life such as; social anxiety, feelings of humiliation, inadequacy, rejection and related personality problems. In this presentation, we will first focus general information about stuttering and its etiology, and then analyze the similarities/differences between PTSD and stuttering. Later we will study a detailed case illustration; some records from EMDR sessions, reflections from the client and finally; reflection and discussion of the advantages and benefits of this EMDR treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn general information about stuttering and its etiology.
  • To analyze the similarities/differences between PTSD and stuttering.
  • To study a detailed case illustration; some records from EMDR sessions, and reflections from the client.
  • To have a better understanding how to utilize EMDR to process childhood traumas for stuttering treatment.