EMDR psychotherapy with veterans and the military: Focus on phases 1 and 2
EMDR psychotherapists often feel challenged when applying the EMDR standard protocol when working with veterans and active duty clients. This may be due to lack of familiarity with complex clinical presentations often seen with PTSD from trauma experienced in the military, or with the particular veteran/service member’s experience. This presentation will establish an understanding of military/veteran culture, along with concepts of betrayal trauma and moral injury that are found within this population. Phases 1 and 2 of EMDR treatment and the standard EMDR protocol will be reviewed with a focus on common considerations and adaptations used with veterans/military clients.
Original Work Citation
Zabukovec, K J. (2019, September). EMDR psychotherapy with veterans and the military: Focus on phases 1 and 2. Presentation at the 24th EMDR International Association Conference, Orange County, CA
“EMDR psychotherapy with veterans and the military: Focus on phases 1 and 2,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25904.