"People like me don't get mentally ill": Social identity theory, EMDR, and the uniformed services

Description

A social identity approach may offer therapists some insight into how this group can be better served. This chapter begins with a cultural perspective explaining how the social group identity of USP influences their attitudes towards mental illness and psychotherapy. The chapter moves on to consider the perceived differences between USP and mental health professionals, and how this gap can be bridged, before discussing more specifically how therapists can bring this information into their EMDR practice.

Format

Book Section

Language

English

Author(s)

Liz Royle

Original Work Citation

"People like me don't get mentally ill": Social identity theory, EMDR, and the uniformed services. In M. Nickerson's (Ed.), Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols (pp. 261-278). New York, NY: Springer Publishing

Collection

Citation

“"People like me don't get mentally ill": Social identity theory, EMDR, and the uniformed services,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 23, 2017, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24022.