Using EMDR for chronic pain: Focus on phases 1 and 2
Shapiro (1995, 2001, 2018) expanded “trauma” treated by EMDR psychotherapy to include illness and somatic disorders. The Adaptive Information Processing Model, EMDR’s 8 Phases and 3-Pronged Approach provide a framework to conceptualize multidisciplinary treatment of the chronic pain patient, integrating the mosaic of presenting problems and contributing factors, and identifying targets for reprocessing. Phase 1 History-Taking and Treatment Planning along with Phase 2 Preparation considerations will be examined. Information about pain and conceptualization strategies will be provided. How Phase 1 History-Taking and Phase 2 Preparation can establish a strong foundation for holistic treatment of chronic pain clients is illustrated.
Original Work Citation
Zabukovec, J. (2020, September-Otober). Using EMDR for chronic pain: Focus on phases 1 and 2. Presentation at the 25th EMDR International Association Virtual Conference
“Using EMDR for chronic pain: Focus on phases 1 and 2,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26577.