Restoring dignity: Healing the wounds of stigma and prejudice with EMDR therapy
Overall, the field of psychotherapy has minimized or ignored the impact of societal forces on an individual's well-being. Culturally competent EMDR therapy can do the opposite. Culturally influenced social identities, either chosen or assigned by others, can be sources of great meaning and resource. And yet, the "isms" that drive stigma and discrimination can limit human potential and threaten the fundamental human dignity of our clients. This presentation will include an AIP-enriching understanding of the social brain, suggestions for cultural assessment and case formulation, the nature of internalized societal beliefs, an array of reprocessing strategies, and a protocol for dismantling prejudice.
Original Work Citation
Nickerson, M. (2016, June). Restoring dignity: Healing the wounds of stigma and prejudice with EMDR therapy. Keynote presented at the at the 17th EMDR Europe Association Conference, The Hague
“Restoring dignity: Healing the wounds of stigma and prejudice with EMDR therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 17, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23865.