Counselor’s Corner on Race Identity and NCs

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to “Many of us have been modifying and studying how to adapt our standard history, adding questions for marginalized populations. The standard EMDR NC list sometimes lacks cultural humility or else must be used appropriately with oppression in mind. …We want to open up further discussion and hear about your history-taking questions and what you think of these race identity and culture NCs.”

Contributors include Quandra Chaffers, Jocelyn T. Schwartz, LMHC, Camille Cunningham, LMFT, ATR, EMDRC, EAC.

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

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