Illness and somatic disorders protocol
When the perpetrator is the client's own body, the Illness and Somatic Disorders Protocol can be used. It is important to note that this protocol addresses both psychological and physical factors related to somatic complaints. This is not a substitute for appropriate medical care but an adjunct to it. For many, addressing the psychological dimensions will cause partial or complete remission of the physical symptoms. When primarily organic processes are involved, the psychological issues may be exacerbating the physical conditions. While physical symptoms may not remit, the clinical emphasis is on improving the person's quality of life (Shapiro, 2001). This chapter presents a summary of the Illness and Somatic Disorders Protocol scripted by Marilyn Luber (Shapiro, 2001, 2006). The Illness and Somatic Disorders Protocol Script is provided.
Original Work Citation
Luber, M., & Shapiro, F. (2009). Illness and somatic disorders protocol. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols: Basics and special situations (pp. 189-211). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
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