Using the EMDR recent event protocol with homicide survivors
Homicide is a stark reality in the United States and claims over 16, 500 victims a year. The EMDR Recent Event Protocol is a key tool used in the treatment of victims/survivors and offers a structured and effective way for clients to desensitize and recover from the trauma of the murder of a loved one. The effective use of the Recent Event Protocol will be explored, as it pertains to homicide victims. This will include a review of the protocol, engagement of the client, assessment and effective use of a time-limited model of treatment. A case study of successful treatment will be presented, including the use of a simple visual tool to help in the assessment and treatment of the client. This workshop will also include a PowerPoint presentation and numerous, brief clinical examples of the successful use of EMDR with homicide survivors. It is suitable for all levels of EMDR practitioners Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to identify and describe the three (3) crucial crisis issues related to homicide. 2. Participants will be able to define the Recent Event Protocol and employ it in the assessment and treatment of trauma related to homicide. 3. Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the visual tool in the assessment and treatment of homicide trauma and use it in their EMDR practice. 4. Participants will be able to apply five (5) or more specific EMDR techniques to successfully work with homicide survivors in a community mental health settings.
Original Work Citation
deGraffenried, D. F. (2013, January). Using the EMDR recent event protocol with homicide survivors. Presentation for EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP), Hamden, CT
“Using the EMDR recent event protocol with homicide survivors,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 16, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22323.