The use of EMDR in Trichotillomania


Karsten Böhm

Chair(s): Bjorn Aasen

Saturday 18 june 2016

17:00 - 17:30h at Yangtze 2

Categories: Self-harm behavior


Various studies have demonstrated that 15–40% of patients with trichotillomania do not respond to it; they cannot be motivated to undergo treatment, drop out, or experience persisting difficulties in regulating their emotions. In this practical workshop, EMDR is presented as a functional method in the treatment of trichotillomania.

Trichotillomania-patients experienced EMDR as a useful and motivating method. Furthermore, they felt encouraged to deal with their emotions in additional psychological treatments. Confrontation therapy markedly reduced trichotillomania symptoms. EMDR is shown as a useful augmentation method in treating patients with trichotillomania by using videos and live-demonstrations. Especially, important interweaves for trichotillomania patients in the timing in therapy will be demonstrated.

Learning objectives

  1. Demonstrate the use of the EMDR-protocol for trichotillomania patients
  2. Creating specific interweaves for trichotillomania patients
  3. Differentiation between the use of EMDR in OCD and trichotillomania
  4. Combining the behaviour and emotional level in the treatment for trichotillomania

More information

  • Location(s)
  • plattegrond Yangtze 2