Wash your hands:  Healthy and practical EMDR practices


This workshop will focus on insider tips for healthy and practical EMDR practice issues. An effective strategy for introducing EMDR therapy and how to make it part of your initial patient interview will be described from the nitty-gritty aspect of dealing with sanitizing your equipment whether using your hands or plastic sensors to an assortment of useful forms. Three forms will be distributed and explained: Welcome to My Practice form, Tracking EMDR Session form, and Addendum to the Multimodal form. In addition, a means of "previewing" with your patient the safe place, the VOC and SUD scales and each of the questions in the assessment phase will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of each of these steps for de;eloping a sound therapeutic relationship and gleaning more information about the patient. Newcomers to EMDR will have an opportunity to get the answers to basic questions and the hands on materials that will increase their comfort and competence using and integrating EMDR into their practices.






Sheila S. Bender

Original Work Citation

Bender, S. S. (2006, September). Wash your hands: Healthy and practical EMDR practices. Presentation at the 11th EMDR International Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA



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