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.
This issue includes the following articles:
10 Tips Using EMDR Therapy with Survivors of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence by Viviana Urdaneta Melo, MDiv, LCSW
Sexual Trauma and Sexual Health: A Brief Introduction by Stephanie Baird, LMHC
EMDR, 2SLBGTQPIA+ Community and Intimate Partner Violence by Sue Genest MSc., CCC, RCC
EMDR Therapy’s Impact with Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence by Jill E. Schwarz Ph.D.
Human-Animal Bond and EMDR by Alison Leslie LCSW, SEP
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EMDR International Association. (2023, June). EMDR Therapy, Sexual Trauma and Intimate Partner Violence. Go With That Magazine™️, 28(2).
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