Level of care considerations for EMDR therapists in the time of COVID-19
The EMDR therapy model is rapidly evolving. The idea that EMDR therapy can offer a full range of response when it comes to mental health needs is new. There are commonlyknown crisis response models that -even if outdated or have demonstrated lack of empirical support-continue to be used because they are well known. While EMDR therapy to date must be delivered by a trained therapist to be EMDR therapy, there is a new push to broaden the scope of EMDR by finding ways for it to be used with paraprofessionals under the supervision of an EMDR trained and licensed clinician. Also, it is helpful to ask questions such as how do EMDR therapy and Adaptive Information Processing fit within the continuum of care? How do EMDR therapists compare and contrast our resources with other interventions and models already in existence? The Global Initiative for Stress and Trauma Treatment (GIST-T) and EMDRIA.org have been advocating for EMDR therapy placement in the continuum of care around the world. This article is another step in that direction. I welcome your thoughts on it.
Original Work Citation
Robinson, R. M. (2020). Level of care considerations for EMDR therapists in the time of COVID-19. In M. Luber's (Ed.), EMDR resources in the era of COVID-19 (pp. 1-12). Author
“Level of care considerations for EMDR therapists in the time of COVID-19,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 24, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26495.