Ten keys to culturally attuned and effective EMDR therapy


From AIP consistent macro concepts to innovative EMDR strategies and protocols, the Ten Keys integrate best practices in cultural competence into EMDR therapy and highlight issues such as the importance of cultural identities and resources, adapting EMDR interventions to cultural norms and needs, psycho-social assessment, social information processing and the AIP model, expanded NCs/PCs for social trauma and well being, spotting and reprocessing culturally based trauma, and a protocol for dismantling prejudice. EMDR therapy methods, enhanced with a cultural awareness and innovative skills, guide an therapeutic approach that is relevant and impactful in a politically charged and multicultural world.






Mark Nickerson

Original Work Citation

Nickerson, M. (2017, August). Ten keys to culturally attuned and effective EMDR therapy. Presentation at the 22nd EMDR International Association Conference, Bellevue, WA



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