Attachment at the societal level: Reprocessing internalized stigma and oppression
Attachment challenges also occur at the societal level as individuals seek to integrate in a meaningful way into social groups and the larger society. An added dimension of clinical work awakens with a cultural context lens that understands social identity and addresses the traumatic impact of social marginalization and oppression. The AIP model successfully predicts that internalized stigma and oppression can be dismantled by building inner resources, reprocessing memories associated with experiencing discrimination and integrating new knowledge about social dynamics. Practical EMDR based strategies will be portrayed with clinical examples, videotaped sessions and the validating feedback from over 60 EMDR therapists who explored these issues in training practicums.
Original Work Citation
Nickerson, M. (2012, October). Attachment at the societal level: Reprocessing internalized stigma and oppression. Presentation at the 17th EMDR International Association Conference, Arlington, VA
“Attachment at the societal level: Reprocessing internalized stigma and oppression,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 23, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21662.