EMDR and the mapping protocol with hispanic immigrants and other populations with a history of relocation
In the United States, the Hispanic immigrant population has grown exponentially within the past decade. Many Hispanic immigrants are exposed to extreme emotional and physical risks, which include family separation, dangerous working conditions, financial debt, exposure to crimes, fear of deportation, high rates of binge drinking and/or alcohol-impaired driving. Previous traumatic experiences in their native country are often compounded by negative events linked to illegally crossing international borders. Use of the Mapping Protocol with the AIP Model can address negative events associated with trauma. The Mapping Protocol is an adjunct therapeutic technique that incorporates graphic representations that add additional sensory and visual information. The Mapping Protocol helps to conceptualize the journey from country of origin to the new country, foster communication between the practitioner and client, activate the memory network with complex trauma clients, and facilitate blocked processing.
Original Work Citation
Jiminez, C. (2017, APril). EMDR and the mapping protocol with hispanic immigrants and other populations with a history of relocation. Presentation at the 13th Western Mass EMDRIA Regional Network Spring Conference, Amherst MA
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