Bisexual clients and oppressive cognitions: Implications for "culturally attuned treatment” planning within EMDR therapy

Description

Individuals identifying as bisexual or sexually fluid are vulnerable to receiving three messages from society at large: (a) there’s no such thing as bisexuality, (b) you are a confused person who has not yet figured things out, and (c) bisexual people use their sexuality in deviant or manipulative ways. All of these messages carry oppressive cognitions (Levis & Siniego 2016) about the self and sense of being in the world that can be explored and discussed through the adaptive information processing (AIP) model. These messages translate into oppressive cognitions that can be conceptualized with the standard EMDR therapy approach and targeted accordingly. This workshop offers a basic plan for addressing negative, oppressive cognitions related to sexuality identify and expression (unique to the bisexual experience) using EMDR therapy case conceptualization informed by the AIP model and the newly introduced construct of oppressive cognitions by Levis & Siniego (2016).

Author(s)

Jamie Marich

Original Work Citation

Marich, J. (2017, April). Bisexual clients and oppressive cognitions: Implications for culturally attuned treatment” planning within EMDR therapy. Presentation at the 13th Western Mass EMDRIA Regional Network Spring Conference, Amherst MA

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Citation

“Bisexual clients and oppressive cognitions: Implications for "culturally attuned treatment” planning within EMDR therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24193.

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