Suicide, self-harm and EMDR
Of all the complex situations that we might encounter in the therapy setting, self-harm and suicide are probably two aspects that present the greatest relational challenge for a therapist, especially when treating BPD and complex trauma. A patient who seeks help desperately and at the same time self-harms is a perfect example of a therapeutic paradox. EMDR can provide a powerful way to neutralize suicide ideation and self-harming behaviors.
Original Work Citation
Mosquera, D. (2014, September). Suicide, self-harm and EMDR. Presentation at the 20th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
“Suicide, self-harm and EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 4, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22776.