Self care during the EMDR session: The application of the standard protocol for working with counter-transference

Description

Secondary traumatization and appropriate self care are relevant current topics for psychotherapists, especially when working with complex trauma. During the application of the standard protocol, EMDR therapists are often confronted with reports of severe traumatic incidents, strong emotions, and different forms of transference. In reaction, they experience post-traumatic counter-transference, and sometimes even secondary trauma. The EMDR standard protocol provides the opportunity for dual application - parallel for client and therapist. Through processing of the initial counter-transference, the therapist experiences a unique EMDR process. This process resolves any disturbance that might occur through counter-transference issues.
Learning objectives: The therapist can better support the EMDR process of the client, e.g. through more creative ideas for cognitive interweaves. The indication and contra-indications for this procedure will be discussed.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Oliver Schubbe

Original Work Citation

Schubbe, O. (2011, June). Self care during the EMDR session: The application of the standard protocol for working with counter-transference. Presention at the 12th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Vienna, Austria

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Citation

“Self care during the EMDR session: The application of the standard protocol for working with counter-transference,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 14, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20672.

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