Counselor’s Corner on PTSI

Counselor’s Corner on PTSI

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to the question “Has anyone ever heard of the term PTSI instead of PTSD?”

Contributors include Mr. Kerry Wallis, LMHC, CASAC-2, SAP, BRI-1, Isaac Moore, Kate Pieper, MFT CCISM, Lisa Donohue-Olivieri, LPC, LADC, CLAT and Jen Leftwich, LMSW, MA, CCISM.

This question and responses originally appeared in the Central Forum online community. The answers have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. To view the entire discussion, members can visit www.emdria.org/emdria-community.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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EMDR Therapy’s Impact with Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

EMDR Therapy’s Impact with Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Trauma inflicted by someone you are closely tied to involves a level of betrayal, confusion, fear, and impact. If the abuse is repeated—as often is the case with intimate partner violence—the complexity of the trauma can be increasingly difficult to process and resolve.

Author Jill E. Schwarz, Ph.D. serves as a research consultant for a sexual and domestic violence agency in the northeast. Schwarz describes a pilot study designed to determine the impact and efficacy of EMDR as a treatment approach for clients who had experienced trauma due to sexual and/or intimate partner violence.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence

Go With That Magazine™️ Spring 2023

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), “sexual violence” is an all-encompassing, non-legal term for crimes like sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. The legal definition of crimes varies from state to state. EMDR therapists can treat sexual violence with EMDR therapy effectively and efficiently. Safety and stability are of primary importance when dealing with survivors. EMDR involves a client-centered approach where the clinician follows, listens, and adapts to ensure client safety and comfort.

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Human-Animal Bond and EMDR

Human-Animal Bond and EMDR

Including Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and the Human-Animal Bond (HAB) with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) allows clients to tap into the innate instinct to connect to the natural world to support healing. Research shows that including an animal in the therapeutic room can quickly increase rapport and safety within the therapeutic alliance.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️ by Alison Leslie, LCSW, SEP.

 


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10 Tips: Using EMDR Therapy with Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence

10 Tips: Using EMDR Therapy with Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence

Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. EMDR can provide relief for these survivors.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️ by Viviana Urdaneta Melo, MDiv, LCSW.


An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published June 16, 2023. 

 


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Sexual Health and Sexual Trauma: A Brief Introduction

Sexual Health and Sexual Trauma: A Brief Introduction

Most therapists are familiar with the statistics that one in three females, one in six males, and that 50 percent of transgender individuals experience sexual violence at some point in their lives. There is a noticeable correlation between trauma and adult sexual issues, such as lower sexual interest, arousal, orgasms, and sexual satisfaction. Yet, sexuality is barely mentioned in the EDMR therapy literature. Stephanie Baird, LMHC authored the first book on the subject, EMDR Therapy and Sexual Health: A Clinician’s Guide (Baird, 2023) and shares some key basic sexual health concepts from the book.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️ by Stephanie Baird, LMHC.

 


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EMDR 2SLGBTQPIA+ and Intimate Partner Violence

EMDR 2SLGBTQPIA+ and Intimate Partner Violence

Sue Genest, MSc., CCC, RCC outlines some basic tenets to contribute to awareness on intimate partner violence in the rainbow community (2SLGBTQPIA+). Informed EMDR counselors can have profound impacts on helping the rainbow community to heal from daily and societal stressors and trauma they experience.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma & Intimate Partner Violence of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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What is the Difference Between EMDRIA Membership and EMDR Certification with EMDRIA?

We often receive questions about the difference between EMDRIA membership and EMDR Certification with EMDRIA. EMDRIA offers both an annual membership in the association…

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BIPOC Perspective on EMDR with Chronic Pain

BIPOC Perspective on EMDR with Chronic Pain

In the BIPOC Perspective column, EMDR therapists respond to the question “Could you offer a specific example of how some aspect of a client’s culture/race was deeply meaningful as a resource and/or as a challenge in using EMDR with chronic pain and somatic issues?” EMDR therapists discuss calling on ancestral helpers and how to build cross-cultural trust and alliance.

Contributors include Shelley Spear Chief, LCSW, MSWC and Sabrina Sartori Chouinard, LMSW.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Counselor’s Corner on BLS Alternatives

Counselor’s Corner on BLS Alternatives

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to a question addressing bilateral stimulation (BLS) alternatives due to physical and medical trauma. What can be used when eye movements, tappers, or headphones are not tolerated? Contributors include Reg Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, Ruth Silverberg, LMHC and Barbara Mashak, LPC.

This question and responses originally appeared in the Central Forum online community. The answers have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. To view the entire discussion, members can visit www.emdria.org/emdria-community.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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EMDR and Somatic Psychology for Chronic Pain and Illness

EMDR and Somatic Psychology for Chronic Pain and Illness

There is an undeniable link between stress and physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomachaches, and the common cold. However, this relationship is amplified when there is a history of chronic stress and trauma. These historical events contribute to imbalances in the autonomic nervous system that underlie many chronic illness and pain conditions.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️ by Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D.


An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published March 17, 2023. 

 


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Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR

Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR

How does a client physically respond during EMDR therapy? This article introduces the value of somatically tracking a client’s “process” during therapy. Process-oriented therapy is being with what unfolds moment-to-moment, allowing the client’s dynamics to reveal themselves in each session.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️ by Craig Penner, LMFT.

 


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