Working with incest: A guide for EMDR therapists
As incest is considered a violation of society’s most sacred and guarded taboo, the treatment of survivors of sexual abuse in the context of closely related individuals may result in a complex challenge for the clinician. This workshop aims to assist EMDR therapists in developing the capacity to work with adults struggling with the consequences of incest. First, it provides a framework to move beyond the profound, visceral, and polarized reactions that incest could elicit. Secondly, it brings a rationale to develop strategies as well as a set of specific interventions that can be used with clients. The workshop is built upon a case presentation to show the general approach and a series of clinical vignettes to address specific situations.
Original Work Citation
Rivas, C. (2018, April). Working with incest: A guide for EMDR therapists. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Québec City, QC
“Working with incest: A guide for EMDR therapists,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 15, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24950.