The fact that Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can assist individuals who struggle with substance use disorders or process addiction is not controversial. The real challenge is determining when and how to start. When do you shift from the History Taking and Preparation two-step shuffle to the more complex dance of Phases 3 through 8? Read more on using EMDR therapy to address trauma and addiction from Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC and Sarah Osborne, LPC, LADC, NCC in the Spring 2021 issue of Go With That magazine.
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Payson, H. & Osborne, S. (2021, June). Stable Enough: Using EMDR Therapy to Address Trauma and Addiction. Go With That magazine, 26(2), 26-32.
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EMDR Therapy and Addiction (Spring 2021), Go With That magazine
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