This article is a nonexhaustive overview concerning the developments of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in a humanitarian context in Africa. These efforts aimed to promote psychological healing for people suffering after humanitarian crises, wars, and disasters. This article reflects a summary of the contributions obtained from organizations and people working and teaching EMDR therapy in Africa. In addition to explaining the cultural, political, and socioeconomic outcomes of the African context and the special needs of those suffering from trauma and trauma-related symptoms, this article emphasizes the challenges for humanitarian efforts in offering and in teaching EMDR therapy in Africa. The work in four countries is presented to provide specific examples.
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Zimmermann, E. (2014). EMDR Humanitarian Work: Providing Trainings in EMDR Therapy to African Clinicians. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 8(4), 240–247. https://doi.org/10.1891/1933-3184.108.40.206
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