Dorothy's dilemma: A patient with an insecure base for treatment
A traumatized adolescent, sensitive to rejection and exposed to real threat by the perpetrator who caused past traumatisation, would seem to have an insecure base for therapeutic treatment. Such a patient may have difficulty developing resources according to the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)-resource installation procedure and accepting EMDR-cognitive interweaves. Treatment of such a patient demonstrates that therapy is possible, if the patient is given the possibility to confront the perpetrator in an imaginary anticipatory situation and process that event with EMDR, even though not all past and current issues have been completely treated.
“Dorothy's dilemma: A patient with an insecure base for treatment,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 6, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15820.