Adaptation of imagery rehearsal therapy for nightmares in children: A brief report.

@article{Simard2009AdaptationOI,
  title={Adaptation of imagery rehearsal therapy for nightmares in children: A brief report.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Simard and Tore Nielsen},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={492-7}
}
This study investigated the effectiveness of a psychotherapeutic treatment for nightmares that was adapted for 6- to 11-year-old children from imagery rehearsal therapy. Ten child-mother dyads took part in a 3-session, 8-week treatment protocol. Participation in the study (contact with clinician, keeping a prospective dream log) was associated with decreases unpleasant dreams frequency, nightmare distress, and manifest anxiety. Providing educational information about nightmares did contribute… CONTINUE READING