EMDR Therapy for Vicarious Trauma

What is vicarious trauma, and how can EMDR therapy help? Find out from EMDR UK Accredited EMDR Therapist Lee Anna Simmons in this episode.

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Taking Steps Together Toward Healing: A Remote Group Therapy Intervention

Taking Steps Together Toward Healing: A Remote Group Therapy Intervention

EMDR therapy group protocols can help increase the capacity to meet client needs and decrease exposure to overwhelming material that may contribute to clinician burnout or vicarious traumatization. Research into the virtual implementation of EMDR therapy and EMDR group therapy protocols is promising. The Self-Care Traumatic Episode Protocol (STEP) presents another option for remote treatment within a stepped care approach targeted for the client’s level of distress.

Learn more in this article from the Summer 2023 issue Group Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️ by Judy Moench and Olivia Billsten.

 


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Reducing the Cost of Caring: Indirect Trauma Exposure on Mental Health Providers (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Some mental health clinicians may experience symptoms of indirect trauma or vicarious traumatization due to exposure to traumatic details.

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Perspective in a Disorienting World

Perspective in a Disorienting World

As EMDR therapists who identify as trauma experts and specialists, we are at even greater risk for burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. Learn how to take time to renew in this article.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2022 issue Staying Centered in an Uncentered World of Go With That Magazine™️ by Rebecca Kase, LCSW.


An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published December 16, 2022. 

 


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Using Your Values and Sense of Engagement and Accomplishment to Keep You Centered and Balanced in an Uncertain World

Using Your Values and Sense of Engagement and Accomplishment to Keep You Centered and Balanced in an Uncertain World

The powerful combination of EMDR therapy and Positive Psychology, each an evidence-based treatment, may be the treatment of choice for our turbulent time. EMDR therapy resolves past and present trauma memories that interfere with adaptive functioning. Positive Psychology interventions provide the opportunity and experience of healthy functioning. When used in therapy, they work together synergistically to build a solid psychological foundation from which to face life’s adversities.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2022 issue Staying Centered in an Uncentered World of Go With That Magazine™️ by Candida Condor, Psy.D.

 


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Staying Centered in an Uncentered World (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

Staying Centered in an Uncentered World

Go With That Magazine™️ Fall 2022

Uncertainty and unpredictability are not new to the human race. Maybe it’s social media. Maybe it was the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe it’s the 24-hour news cycle, or likely a combination, but our overall mental health seems more battered than ever as a society. What defines “staying centered”? How can EMDR therapists take care of themselves? How can clinicians best care for clients and patients seeking EMDR therapy? Does positive psychology play any role in improving mental health? Learn more about animal-assisted therapy and how it can help. Read about a successful program that helps veterans with PTSD. Find out what perinatal patients need and how you can help inside this issue.

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Effects of EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol on Burnout Within IAPT Healthcare Professionals: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

This study explores the effectiveness of EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (EMDR G-TEP) at reducing distress and burnout in therapists.

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Is There Still Steam in that Pressure Cooker: What Needs to Happen Now?

Is There Still Steam in that Pressure Cooker: What Needs to Happen Now?

It has been 2.5 years since world changed when we heard the announcement that there was a federal state of emergency and everything was shutting down due to COVID-19. Except for 9-11, this is the only other time I can think of where we, as therapists, were going through our version of what our clients were going through at the same time. Many of us are also burned out. How can we let steam out of that pressure cooker?

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2022 issue Staying Centered in an Uncentered World of Go With That Magazine™️ by Deany Laliotis, LICSW, LCSW-C.

 


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Staying Centered in an Uncentered World: Lessons Learned from Perinatal Mental Health

Staying Centered in an Uncentered World: Lessons Learned from Perinatal Mental Health

The experience of perinatal trauma is not only a medical crisis but also a family crisis (Davis & Stein, 2004). Expectations for a timely conception, an uncomplicated pregnancy, and joyful birth are overturned when couples cannot easily conceive, a pregnancy is complicated, a baby is born early or ill, needs newborn intensive care, dies, or survives with medical fragility or disability. Here are some of the lessons learned from their experience that may help the larger community facing uncertainty and upheaval.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2022 issue Staying Centered in an Uncentered World of Go With That Magazine™️ by Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C.

 


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COVID-19 and Healthcare Professionals: The Psychological Impact of the Pandemic on Healthcare Professionals and the Use of EMDR Early Interventions (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Recent research has provided new information on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare professionals (HCP).

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EMDR Therapists: Staying Centered in an Uncentered World

EMDR therapist, Trainer, and Consultant Rebecca Kase, LCSW discusses her journey to becoming an EMDR therapist, her successes with EMDR, and five tips for self-care.

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Secondary Trauma & EMDR Therapy: Implications for Clinicians

Attendees of this workshop will complete self-assessments for secondary trauma symptoms and identify self-care plans for the management and prevention of burnout.

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