EMDR with mentally handicapped clients (MH/MR diagnosis)
Only within the past few decades has the use of counseling and psychotherapy for this much neglected population been validated and explored. Given the non-verbal and "right-brain" characteristics of EMDR, it seems there would be a natural fit between the needs of this population and the way in which EMDR works. Case studies will demonstrate successful use of EMDR with dually diagnosed (MH/MR)clients as well as ways in which the standard protocol may need to be adapted for this work. Theoretical speculation regarding EMDR's effectiveness with mentally impaired clients will be explored.
Original Work Citation
Seubert, A. & McDonagh, J. M. (2002, June). EMDR with mentally handicapped clients (MH/MR diagnosis). Presentation at the 7th EMDR International Association Conference, San Diego, CA
“EMDR with mentally handicapped clients (MH/MR diagnosis),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 16, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16752.