EMDR Pakistan: A journey of a thousand leagues states with the first step
In Pakistan where PTSD is assuming an epidemic nature due to prevalent circumstances, accompanied by a dearth of psychiatrists and non affordability, treatment option like EMDR is promising. We expect a lot to achieve. The purpose of launching EMDR Pakistan is to: • Establish, maintain and promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education throughout Pakistan. • Promote the development and spread of EMDR throughout Pakistan in order to stimulate and foster international understanding of the potential of EMDR to diminish human suffering from past trauma, and to interrupt the cycle of distress and violence by which new trauma is created. • To arrange for trainings to qualify psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychologists and social workers as new facilitators and trainers in Pakistan with international recognition. • To maintain a register of qualified EMDR clinicians, consultants, facilitators and trainers within Pakistan. Hence this is a first step towards a journey of thousand leagues.
Original Work Citation
Khwaja, K. (2010, July). EMDR Pakistan: A journey of a thousand leagues states with the first step. Symposium (Carolyn L. Neunuebel, Chair) conducted at the 1st EMDR Asia Conference, Bali, Indonesia
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