Cultural competence and EMDR therapy


Developing cultural competence as a professional is a journey not a destination. The quest for cultural competence is an ongoing pursuit and viewing it that way is the first step. Applying a culturally aware framework can reshape how clinicians understand and approach their interventions. This chapter will explore the concept of cultural competence as it is being developed within the field of human services delivery, and integrate these ideas and best practices into Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.


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Mark Nickerson

Original Work Citation

Nickerson, M. (2017). Cultural competence and EMDR therapy. In M. Nickerson's (Ed.), Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols (pp. 3-14). New York, NY: Springer Publishing



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