Covid-19 and Psychotherapy: Family Therapy and EMDR
Espinosa-Gil Rosa Maria1* and Monteagudo Santamaria Maria2
1FEA Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Service, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
2FEA Rehabilitation, Head of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Rehabilitation Service, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Espinosa-Gil Rosa María, FEA Clinical Psychology,
Rehabilitation Service, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.
September 14, 2022; Published: October 05, 2022
The beginning of the pandemic in Spain, generated in the population, helplessness and uncertainty. The first to be infected were exposed to great fear.
Sample: Familia who suffered since March 2020 the COVID infection of 4 of the 5 members, being the father who was admitted to the ICU. The patient was admitted to the ICU for about 55 days in isolation and with significant severity.
Instruments: BDI II (depression), STAI (anxiety), EGS (post-traumatic stress).
Method: Initial interview and data collection Terapia familiar sistémica y Tratamiento grupal integrativo con EMDR) (Eye movements desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR-IGTP) Jarero y Artigas,2016).
Results: At the beginning, the patient and his wife had symptoms compatible with post-traumatic stress disorder along with dissociative symptoms. Along with depressive disorder. We started the systemic family therapy sessions and applied 3 sessions of the EMDR-IGTP protocol of Jarero and Artigas, 2016 on PTSD for continuous trauma together. The results obtained have been very promising, because the symptomatology both depressive, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and the dissociative, has been significantly reduced in the two members of the family.
Keywords:Covid; Family; Post-Traumatic Stress; Family Therapy; EMDR; Psychotherapy
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