Recent traumatic events (RTE) protocol
Advanced workshop for practitioners who work with people in the immediate aftermath (2-3 days afterward) of trauma. A knowledge of stabilizing and grounding people in shock essential. Recent traumatic events can be more fragmented and not yet integrated into existing schemas so that they may not readily be represented or generalized by any single scene from the event. With care, EMDR can be a useful tool at this stage to help reduce somatic and other symptoms whilst supporting the 'normal' response to trauma. Current research examined and use of protocol explored along with IES-R scale.
Original Work Citation
Browning, S. (2009, October). Recent traumatic events (RTE) protocol. Presentation at the 2nd annual EMDR Autumn Workshop, Leeds, UK
“Recent traumatic events (RTE) protocol,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 16, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19529.