Selection criteria for negative and positive cognitions in EMDR
Before we proceed with EMDR processing, we select a Negative Cognition (NC and a more desirable Positive Cognition (PC) that we will install after we have desensitized the client’s presenting material. Clinical observations indicate that appropriate selection of the NC and PC is often crucial to the success of EMDR processing. It is not possible to specify all of the factors that need to be considered in selecting the NC and PC for all clinical situations. The focus here will be on common problems encountered by trained EMDR clinicians. I will review several board principles for four selection criteria that the reader might find helpful when eliciting the NC and PC.
“Selection criteria for negative and positive cognitions in EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 18, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16438.