Comparing ACES & DES scores: Implications for assessment of diverse populations
EMDR clinicians employ a variety of methods to assess client history and readiness in the Phase 1 History Taking process, however many do not specifically identify key events shown to negatively impact human development and health across diverse populations. Unlike the Dissociative Experience Scale, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale is not currently taught as a Phase 1 tool; however it is compatible with current Phase 1 methods and the AIP model. This study measures the relationship between client DES and ACES scores. Results and implications for practitioners engaging clients in assessment for EMDR treatment will be discussed.
Original Work Citation
Madere, J. (2014, September). Comparing ACES & DES scores: Implications for assessment of diverse populations. Presentation at the 20th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
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