Initial targeting of traumatic material: Steps
Clients are ready to begin preparation for working on traumatic material when they have some internal communication and cooperation and have developed coping skills, which they are able to use during their daily lives to manage symptoms. Preparation for trauma work may take a short or long time depending on the needs of your client. The process of preparation involves making sure all the resources are in place that the client needs to be able to process traumatic material without becoming overwhelmed or destabilized. It is helpful to use the standard resources frequently used with clients with a dissociative disorder (DD) during processing. The protocol for this author's work with clients with dissociative disorders diagnoses differs from standard EMDR procedure. The following script details team building.
Original Work Citation
Twombly, J. (2010). Initial targeting of traumatic material: Steps. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye movement desensitization (EMDR) scripted protocols: Special populations (pp. 297-311). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
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