Integrating EMDR therapy in trauma-informed palliative and hospice care
Psychological interventions for dying, or seriously ill patients are often viewed as impractical (e.g., Feldman 2011). We argue for implementation of the AIP model within a trauma-informed framework (SAMHSA, 2014) to assist with case conceptualization, treatment planning, and integrated treatment in hospice and palliative care (Ganzel, 2017). This includes recognizing the prevalence and impact of psychological trauma in these populations (e.g., Pietrzak et al., 2012; Thorp et al., 2011) and applying the concept of trauma-informed care. Emphasis will be on utilization of standard and modified EMDR therapy protocols for reprocessing trauma-related targets with severely ill patients (e.g., Amano & Toichi, 2014).
Original Work Citation
Keller, M., Ganzel, B., & Reiser, J. (2018, June). Integrating EMDR therapy in trauma-informed palliative and hospice care. Presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
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