EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Writing Therapy versus waiting list in Pediatric PTSD following Single-Incident Trauma: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial

Project: ResearchInternal collaboration (LU)

Research areas and keywords


  • PTSD, EMDR, CBT, Randomized Controlled Trial, Children and Adolescents


Practice guidelines for childhood Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) recommend trauma-focused psychotherapies, mainly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a brief trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment for PTSD but with few well-designed trials involving children and adolescents. We conducted a single-blind, randomized trial of EMDR (n=43), Cognitive Behavior Writing Therapy and delayed treatment.

Layman's description

This research compares two forms of talk therapy for children and adolescents who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
Effective start/end date2016/11/01 → …

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • GGZ Rivierduinen (lead)
  • Catholic University of Leuven
  • University of Amsterdam & Bon Stafleu van Stoghum
  • University of Amsterdam


  • de Roos, Carlijn - GGZ Rivierduinen (PI)
  • van der Oord, Saskia - Catholic University of Leuven (CoI)
  • Zijlstra, Bonne - University of Amsterdam & Bon Stafleu van Stoghum (CoI)
  • Lucassen, Sacha - University of Amsterdam (CoI)
  • Sean Perrin - Department of Psychology (CoI)
  • Emmelkamp, Paul - University of Amsterdam & Bon Stafleu van Stoghum (CoI)
  • de Jongh, Ad - University of Amsterdam & Bon Stafleu van Stoghum (CoI)

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