EMDR has been shown in research to effectively resolve symptoms related to PTSD, trauma, and abuse and to work at a faster rate than cognitive-based therapies.
Erikson believed that this First Stage was foundational and had a direct impact on future stages. He thought successful navigation of this stage becomes the basis for a person to trust others and themselves and profoundly impacts a person’s ability to form healthy relationships in the future.
According to Erik Erikson, the psychosocial developmental goal of adolescence is to develop an identity (Orenstein & Lewis, 2020). Personal worth and values create the foundation for a healthy identity, which leads to healthy adult relationships.
In 1950, Erik Erikson published the book Childhood and Society, where he described eight stages of psychosocial development, and he assigned the ages in which he felt the challenges were most critical.