EMDR for Clinician Self-Care

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EMDR for Clinician Self-Care

SKU# 9780826133397

Models, Scripted Protocols, and Summary Sheets for Mental Health Interventions


  • Marilyn Luber PhD

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In this latest insightful volume gathered and edited by Marilyn Luber, the authors have combined the lessons learned with personal accounts of how they proceeded. There is still much to be done to integrate mental health care effectively into disaster response worldwide, but this volume will help to point the way to best practices."

-Robert Gelbach, PhD
Past Executive Director at EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs

EMDR Therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach based on standard procedures and protocols. EMDR practitioners have been called upon, worldwide, to respond to traumatized populations in the aftermath of catastrophes both natural and manmade. As a result of working with these populations, therapists are often prone to vicarious traumatization, secondary stress disorder, and compassion fatigue. This eBook presents step-by-step scripts--using the standard procedures and protocols of EMDR therapy as their template--that enable psychotherapists to practice self-care while treating traumatized populations. These scripts can be put to use immediately and retain the complete integrity of EMDR Therapy by presenting the three-prong protocol (past memories, present triggers, and future templates) and the 11-step procedure essential to the standard practice of EMDR Therapy.

The mini-book delivers EMDR procedures and protocols gleaned from the responders to the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, CT; vicarious trauma experiences; and worst-case scenarios in recent trauma response, all with accompanying summary sheets.

Key Features:

  • Provides concise, step-by-step EMDR scripts for practicing self-care when working with traumatized populations
  • Includes concise summary sheets for quick information retrieval during perilous situations
  • Presents scripts that retain the complete integrity of EMDR protocol

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 23, 2015
  • Page Count 128
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133397

About The Author(s) 

Marilyn Luber, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a general private practice in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1992, Dr. Francine Shapiro trained her in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has coordinated trainings in EMDR-related fields in the greater Philadelphia area since 1997. She teaches Facilitator and Supervisory trainings and other EMDR-related subjects both nationally and internationally and was on the EMDR Task Force for Dissociative Disorders. She was on the Founding Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and served as the Chairman of the International Committee until June 1999. Among the prestigious honors Dr. Luber has received are the Francine Shapiro EMDR International Award (2005), the Outstanding Contribution EMDRIA Award (2003), and the EMDR HAP Humanitarian Services Award (1987). Dr. Luber is also a member of APA, ISTSS, and ISSTD. In 2014, she was part of the Scientific Committee for the EMDR Europe Edinburgh Conference. Currently, she is a facilitator for the EMDR Global Alliance to support upholding the standard of EMDR worldwide. She has worked as a Primary Consultant for the FBI field division in Philadelphia. Dr. Luber has a general psychology practice, working with adolescents, adults, and couples, especially with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), trauma and related issues, and dissociative disorders. She runs Consultation Groups for EMDR practitioners.