Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Special Populations

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Special Populations

by Marilyn Luber
     
 

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"This excellent book contains many different scripts, applicable to a number of special populations. It takes a practical approach and walks therapists step-by-step through the EMDR therapeutic process. [Readers] will not be disappointed." Score:93, 4 stars

--Doody's

Praise from a practicing EMDR therapist and user of Eye Movement

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"This excellent book contains many different scripts, applicable to a number of special populations. It takes a practical approach and walks therapists step-by-step through the EMDR therapeutic process. [Readers] will not be disappointed." Score:93, 4 stars

--Doody's

Praise from a practicing EMDR therapist and user of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols:

"Kudos to...everyone who contributed to this important volume....[It] is an indispensable resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

 

--Andrea B. Goldberg, LCSW
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
EMDRIA Consultant-in-training
Bloomfield and Newark, NJ

This book outlines some of the basic elements of the 11-Step Standard Procedure of EMDR and the Standard Three-Pronged EMDR Protocol. Unlike other EMDR books, however, this book focuses on applying EMDR scripted protocols to special populations.

Special populations discussed include children, adolescents, couples, and clients suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and severe pain. This is a volume rich in wisdom and insight that every EMDR clinician working with special populations will need in his or her collection.

Key topics include:

  • EMDR preparation, assessment, and desensitization phases for children
  • Integrating EMDR into couples therapy
  • EMDR protocol for treating sexual dysfunction
  • EMDR-informed treatment approaches for dissociative disorders
  • Clearing the pain of unrequited love with EMDR
  • An EMDR approach to treating substance abuse and addiction
  • EMDR for pain patients
  • Self-care for EMDR practitioners

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, PsyD (Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book describes EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) scripted protocols for special populations including children, couples, and individuals with a variety of disorders. It is a companion volume to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations by the same author and publisher.
Purpose: According to the editor, "the goals...are twofold: to provide a standard that reflects the basic elements of the 11-Step Standard Procedure (Shapiro, 2001); and the Standard 3-Pronged EMDR Protocol (Shapiro, 2001, 2006) as they are applied to different populations such as children and adolescents; couples; clients suffering with complex post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorders; clients with anxiety; clients who demonstrate addictive behaviors; clients who deal with pain; clinicians themselves; and to serve as a basis to encourage research into these various applications for EMDR."
Audience: EMDR practitioners are the intended audience. This book is advanced and presupposes a basic knowledge of EMDR and scripted protocols. Dr. Luber is a clinical psychologist in private practice who has been involved with EMDR since 1992 and was on the founding board of the international association, EMDRIA. The contributors represent an international authorship from the United States, the Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Argentina, and Mexico.
Features: The book provides scripted protocols for children, adolescents, and couples, in addition to diagnostic categories such as PTSD, addictive behaviors, pain, and fears. It ends with helping clinicians take care of themselves, especially when the session has been particularly difficult. The scripts are extremely detailed and organized in a step-by-step manner. They cover the various phases of the EMDR process, detailing exactly what the therapist should say and providing homework assignments. They also include intake and individual sessions. This book is very practical, providing clinical ideas for specific populations and instructive clinical examples. Three helpful appendixes provide additional information. Appendix A contains various script worksheets covering topics such as past memory, present trigger, and the future. Appendix B discusses the 11-step procedure of unconsolidated sensory triggers and desensitization. Appendix C is a list of worldwide associations and resources.
Assessment: This excellent book contains many different scripts, applicable to a number of special populations. It takes a practical approach and walks therapists step-by-step through the EMDR therapeutic process. However, readers must have a very solid foundation in EMDR in order to use this book. They will not be disappointed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826122452
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
720
File size:
749 KB

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Meet the Author

Marilyn Luber, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a general private practice in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1992, Dr. Francine Shapiro trained her in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has coordinated trainings in EMDR-related fields in the greater Philadelphia area since 1997. She teaches Facilitator and Supervisory trainings and other EMDR-related subjects both nationally and internationally and was on the EMDR Task Force for Dissociative Disorders. She was on the Founding Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and served as the Chairman of the International Committee until June 1999. Among the prestigious honors Dr. Luber has received are the Francine Shapiro EMDR International Award (2005), the Outstanding Contribution EMDRIA Award (2003), and the EMDR HAP Humanitarian Services Award (1987). Dr. Luber is also a member of APA, ISTSS, and ISSTD. In 2014, she was part of the Scientific Committee for the EMDR Europe Edinburgh Conference. Currently, she is a facilitator for the EMDR Global Alliance to support upholding the standard of EMDR worldwide. She has worked as a Primary Consultant for the FBI field division in Philadelphia. Dr. Luber has a general psychology practice, working with adolescents, adults, and couples, especially with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), trauma and related issues, and dissociative disorders. She runs Consultation Groups for EMDR practitioners.

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