2017 Research Award Recipients
Two grants, totaling $32,850 were awarded in 2017: including one $25,000 research grants and one $7,850 research grant.
One $25,000 research grant was awarded in September 2017 to the following:
A. Roberts PhD, R. Eads, LMHC; C. P. A. Brigham, LICSW; S. Burnham LICSW; & P. Krentzel, PhD
Project Title: The examination of the effects of the EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol on anxiety, trauma and depression in patients living with a cancer diagnosis within the past year.
The purpose of the multi-site study is to examine whether the G-TEP protocol is effective and safe for use with cancer patients and significantly reduces post traumatic symptoms, anxiety, and depression. This is a research protocol testing the viability of extending EMDR formally used for individuals to a group setting with increased efficacy and economics as the potential benefit. The primary hypothesis is that the G-TEP will significantly lower test scores on the SPRINT, a measure for Post traumatic Stress Disorder, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, which measures both more transient anxiety (state) and more characterological and enduring anxiety (trait) and the Beck Depression Inventory-II, which measures components necessary for a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder.
One $7,850 research grant was awarded in September 2017 to the following:
Dr. I.A.E. Bicanic, Dr. C.A.J. de Jong, Dr. J.H.C. van den Hout, & Dr. R.J.C. (Rafaële) Huntjens
Project Title: Early Intervention with EMDR to reduce PTSD symptom severity: A randomized controlled trial in recent rape victims.