The recent traumatic episode protocol (R-TEP) is an adaptation of the eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) standard protocol to the acute phases following trauma. In this article, the R-TEP structure and procedures were analyzed from a developmental/integrative perspective. It is proposed that the therapist’s developmental understanding and attunement can enhance the therapeutic dyad and can promote flexible decision making while using the R-TEP procedures. One case illustration of a recent trauma intervention demonstrates the advantage of developmental attunement in using the R-TEP. This perspective enables the therapist to pace the various styles of processing as they relate to the different stages of the memory consolidation process.
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Laub, B., & Weiner, N. (2011). A Developmental/Integrative Perspective of the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 5(2), 57–72. https://doi.org/10.1891/1933-3126.96.36.199
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