A written workbook for individual or group EMDR
Early group EMDR intervention following trauma may facilitate adaptive processing of traumatic event (s) and help prevent consolidation of traumatic memories following large-scale natural or man-made disaster. Group EMDR may also be usefully applied with homogenous groups, and where professionals are exposed to high levels of work-related stress. Writing is a useful clinical tool in narrative therapy, bibliotherapy and writing therapy. Written journaling to monitor behavior is commonly practiced between sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy. In EMDR, clients are instructed to keep a log between sessions. Writing during group EMDR has been employed with survivors of the East Asia Tsunami of 2004, and with Israeli civilian refugees and military casualty notification officers in the Lebanese War of 2006. This chapter focuses on the Group EMDR Workbook protocol.
Original Work Citation
Birnbaum, A. (2009). A written workbook for individual or group EMDR. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols: Basics and special situations (pp. 297-336). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
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