EMDR Therapy With Victims of Violence

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EMDR Therapy With Victims of Violence

SKU# 9780826169044

Tools for the Clinician

Author: Donald DeGraffenried LCSW


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Brings a unique focus to therapeutic treatment of violent crime victims

This innovative, hands-on manual provides clinicians with solution-focused EMDR therapy treatment tools specifically geared for use with victims of violent crimes, such as homicide survivors and victims of domestic violence, violent crime, and domestic terrorism. The book features three highly flexible protocols—Recent Event Protocol (REP), Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD), and the Standard EMDR Eight Phase Model tailored for brief treatment--that can be successfully used in non-profit agencies, community mental health settings, and private practice to help survivors recover from trauma.

Providing case examples, the author describes an easy-to-use Visual Assessment Tool (VAT) that can be used with the three protocols to help EMDR clinicians visually identify, record, and organize relevant information about the traumatic event. The book highlights affect management tools--Heart Math, Healing Light Visualization, and Stop Sign--that are especially helpful with victims of violence. Abundant case examples and verbatim scripts with detailed instructions enhance the hands-on learning and direct application of these tools. Additionally, the scripts, the Visual Assessment Tool, and affect management tools are available as a digital download.

Key Features:

  • Delivers effective, hands-on tools for EMDR clinicians working with homicide survivors and other victims of violence
  • Details how to use EMD and the Recent Event Protocol for crisis intervention
  • Describes three valuable affect management tools
  • Explains the Visual Assessment Tool to help assess and manage distress associated with target development
  • Designed for immediate use by newly trained and experienced EMDR clinicians in all mental health settings
  • Includes abundant verbatim scripts and case examples

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 28, 2018
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826169044

Table of Contents 

Chapter One: EMDR Therapy and the Recent Event Protocol (REP)

Chapter Two: Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD): Emergency and Contained Desensitization of Violent Events

Chapter Three: Home Based EMDR Therapy: Working with Domestic Violence Within a Time Limited and Strength Based Model

Chapter Four:The Enhanced Safe Place: A Practitioners Guide To Using Multi-Sensory Imaging to Strengthen and Augment The Safe Place in EMDR Therapy

Chapter Five: Supporting the Growth of EMDR Therapy: Three specific Ways to Jumpstart EMDR in Community Practice

Chapter Six: Three Additional Affect Management Tools Effective with Victims of Violence

Chapter Seven: The EMDR Treatment Plan: Combining The Visual Assessment and Target Sequencing

Chapter Eight: The Trauma Recovery Network: Building a Community of Pro Bono EMDR Therapy

Chapter Nine: Grandmaster Techniques For Helping Victims of Violence