Restoring dignity: Healing culturally-based wounds
Culturally-based social identities such as gender, age, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical appearance, cognitive ability, and mental health capacity can be contaminated by traumatic experiences of social stigmatization and discrimination. Research supported information from the fields of social psychology and social work informs a culturally attuned EMDR approach that can help restore the core dignity of the person mistreated or oppressed just for being who they are. Useful treatment strategies will be taught including a culturally aware psycho-social history, guidelines for case formulation, resource development, alternative NCs/PCs, and strategic target selection. A protocol for treating prejudice will be described.
Original Work Citation
Nickerson, M. (2013, September). Restoring dignity: Healing culturally-based wounds. Presentation at the 18th EMDR International Association Conference, Austin, TX
“Restoring dignity: Healing culturally-based wounds,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 16, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22275.