EMDR:  Getting started - Guidelines for clinicians in selecting clients for initial application of EMDR following EMDR Level I training and preceding Level II training

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These suggested guidelines are offered in response to many questions raised by clinicians recently trained in EMDR about getting started with using EMDR in clinical practice. Because of the wide variation in clinical background, theoretical orientation, length of experience learning style, and clinical settings of those who attend EMDR training, these are general guidelines that will be more or less useful or different clinicians.

The original version of this article was published March, 1998.

This article addresses questions raised by clinicians in training or recently trained in EMDR regarding case finding and selection criteria for their initial applications of EMDR. Guidelines are offered for number of sessions of practice during training, for identifying and deferring more complex cases until more experience is gained, and for recognizing clients where reprocessing of disturbing memories should be postponed in favor of client stabilization. Three classes of clients and targets, with descriptive case examples, are proposed for initial application of EMDR during the training process. Clinicians are encouraged to thoroughly read Shapiro’s (2001) required text and other recently published books and journal articles and to actively participate in consultation with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

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Newsletter

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English

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“EMDR:  Getting started - Guidelines for clinicians in selecting clients for initial application of EMDR following EMDR Level I training and preceding Level II training,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 6, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16395.

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