Beyond client, clinician and method: Enhancing empathy in the practice of EMDR

Au delà du client, du clinicien et de la méthode: Favoriser l'empathie dans la pratique de l'EMDR

Description

Even with her emphasis on fidelity to the protocols of EMDR, Shapiro acknowledges the importance of the therapeutic alliance. She described the execution of EMDR as an essential interaction between client, method, and clinician. This workshop encourages participants to take Shapiro’s thinking a step further. After attending this workshop, participants will be able explain what a general literature review of the psychotherapeutic professions reveals about the importance of empathy in treatment. After participating in a guided imagery exercise that is designed to foster empathy, participants will be able to identify with the experience of a new client presenting for and experiencing EMDR treatment. Finally, participants will be able to evaluate one’s own capacity for empathy within the therapeutic context and apply it to their own EMDR practice.

Learning objectives:
1.  To explain what a general literature review of the psychotherapeutic professions reveals about the importance of empathy and therapeutic alliance in treatment (regardless of specific method)
2.  To identify with the experience of a new client presenting for and experiencing EMDR treatment
3.  To evaluate one’s own capacity or empathy within the therapeutic context and apply it to their own EMDR practice

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Jamie Marich

Original Work Citation

Marich, J. (2012, April). Beyond client, clinician and method: Enhancing empathy in the practice of EMDR. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, QC

Collection

Citation

“Beyond client, clinician and method: Enhancing empathy in the practice of EMDRAu delà du client, du clinicien et de la méthode: Favoriser l'empathie dans la pratique de l'EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 6, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21415.

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