Shades of gray, Part I: Ethical issues for EMDR therapists


As practitioners of a specialized treatment method, EMDR therapists face unique challenges in seeking to practice ethically. This workshop will explore the ethical principles and scenarios that are especially uniquely relevant to an EMDR practitioner; discuss the meaning of ethical practice for EMDR clinicians; and explore how to apply these principles within participants clinical work. While participants will be asked to work within their own discipline’s ethical standards, the workshop will use the ethical code of the American Psychological Association as its reference point (because this is what EMDRIA utilizes when there is no ethical code that applies to a particular practitioner.)Practitioners who are governed by an ethical code (e.g. nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists) should review their own ethical codes prior to coming to the workshop.






Steven Silver

Original Work Citation

Silver, S. (2008, September). Shades of gray, Part I: Ethical issues for EMDR therapists. Prersentation at the 13th EMDR International Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ




“Shades of gray, Part I: Ethical issues for EMDR therapists,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020,

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