Trauma and beyond: EMDR in the treatment of traumatized clients with mental retardation (MH/MR diagnosis)

Description

For the past three decades, clinical experience as well as research has supported the validity of counseling and psychotherapy in the treatment of dually diagnosed (MH/MR) clients. At first behavioral therapies and later various forms of process-oriented therapy (Gestalt, creative arts, body-centered, play) have been effectively employed with this population, Particularly through the use of process therapies it has become clear that traditional insight and cognitive therapy must be adapted in favor of experience, action, body-centeredness and “right-brain” functioning to be impactful with this population.

EMDR This presentation will introduce a “phase model” of trauma treatment for this population and will demonstrate were EMDR would be most effective within this model. Attention will also be given to ways in which the basic EMDR protocol would need to be adapted to meet the needs of these clients.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Reinout Lievegoed
Andrew Seubert

Original Work Citation

Lievegoed, R., & Seubert, A. (2004, June). Trauma and beyond: EMDR in the treatment of traumatized clients with mental retardation (MH/MR diagnosis). In children and EMDR (J. Morris-Smith, Chair). Symposium conducted at the 5th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden

Collection

Citation

“Trauma and beyond: EMDR in the treatment of traumatized clients with mental retardation (MH/MR diagnosis),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19379.

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