Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR therapy combines different elements to maximize its beneficial treatment effects. In the treatment of trauma with EMDR, I utilize the theory, sequence of treatment, and research on protocols and active mechanisms as developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro and outlined in her clinical manual, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols and procedures, which is the gold standard for this type of psychotherapy. EMDR involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. The focus is sequentially shifted from past disturbing memories and related events to the current situations that cause distress, and onto the development of skills and attitudes needed for a better future. In EMDR therapy, this process unfolds over an 8-phase treatment protocol.
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