Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols

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Special Populations


  • Marilyn Luber PhD

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"This excellent book contains many different scripts, applicable to a number of special populations. It takes a practical approach and walks therapists step-by-step through the EMDR therapeutic process. [Readers] will not be disappointed." Score:93, 4 stars


Praise from a practicing EMDR therapist and user of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols:

Kudos to...everyone who contributed to this important volume....[It] is an indispensable resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

--Andrea B. Goldberg, LCSW
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
EMDRIA Consultant-in-training

This book outlines some of the basic elements of the 11-Step Standard Procedure of EMDR and the Standard Three-Pronged EMDR Protocol. Unlike other EMDR books, however, this book focuses on applying EMDR scripted protocols to special populations.

Special populations discussed include children, adolescents, couples, and clients suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and severe pain. This is a volume rich in wisdom and insight that every EMDR clinician working with special populations will need in his or her collection.

Key topics include:

  • EMDR preparation, assessment, and desensitization phases for children
  • Integrating EMDR into couples therapy
  • EMDR protocol for treating sexual dysfunction
  • EMDR-informed treatment approaches for dissociative disorders
  • Clearing the pain of unrequited love with EMDR
  • An EMDR approach to treating substance abuse and addiction
  • EMDR for pain patients
  • Self-care for EMDR practitioners

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 17, 2009
  • Page Count 720
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826122391
  • EISBN 9780826122452

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.

Table of Contents 

Part I: EMDR with Children and Adolescents
Chapter 1 The Butterfly Hug
Chapter 2 Using Olfactory Stimulation with Children to Cue the Safe or Happy Place
.Chapter 3 Using Olfactory Stimulation with Children to Cue Resource Development and Installation (RDI)
Chapter 4 Resource Connection for Children
Chapter 5 The Absorption Technique for Children
Chapter 6 The Method of Constant Installation of Present Orientation and Safety (CIPOS) for Children
Chapter 7 Footsteps Through the Maze
Chapter 8 EMDR Assessment and Desensitization Phases with Children: Step-by- Step Session Directions

Part II: EMDR and Couples
Chapter 9 Integrating EMDR into Couples Therapy
Chapter 10 From Relational Problems to Psychological Solutions: EMDR in Couples Therapy
Chapter 11 EMDR Protocol for Treating Sexual Dysfunction
Chapter 12 Infertility Protocol with EMDR

Part III: EMDR, Dissociative Disorders and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 13 Stabilization Phase of Trauma Treatment: Introducing and Accessing the Ego State System
Chapter 14 Home Base
Chapter 15 Workplace or Conference Room
Chapter 16 Orienting the Ego State System to Present Reality (OPR)
Chapter 17 Back of the Head Scale (BHS)
Chapter 18 The Method of Constant Installation of Present Orientation and Safety (CIPOS)
Chapter 19 Installation and Transmission of Current Time and Life Orientation
Chapter 20 Height Orientation
Chapter 21 Safe Space Imagery (SSI)
Chapter 22 Installing Therapist and Therapist's Office, and Maintaining Duality
Chapter 23 The Absorption Technique
Chapter 24 Modified Resource Development and Installation (RDI) Procedures with Dissociative Clients
Chapter 25 Constructive Avoidance of Present Day Situations: Techniques for Managing Critical Life Issues
Chapter 26 Initial Targeting of Traumatic Material: Steps
Chapter 27 The Inverted EMDR Standard Protocol for Unstable Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 28 The Wreathing Protocol: The Imbrication of Hypnosis and EMDR in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dissociative Disorder NOS and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 29 The "Bottom.-.Up Processing" Protocol
Chapter 30 ACT-AS-IF and ARCHITECTS Approaches to EMDR Treatment of DID
Chapter 31 An EMDR Protocol for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Chapter 32 Protocol for Releasing Stuck Negative Cognitions in Childhood Onset - Complex PTSD

Part IV: EMDR and Clients with Addictive Behaviors
Chapter 33 Dysfunctional Positive Affect: To Assist Clients with Unwanted Avoidance Defenses
Chapter 34 Dysfunctional Positive Affect: Procrastination
Chapter 35 Dysfunctional Positive Affect: To Clear the Pain of Unrequited Love
Chapter 36 Dysfunctional Positive Affect: Codependence/Obsession with Self-Defeating Behavior
Chapter 37 CravEx: An EMDR Approach to Treat Substance Abuse and Addiction
Chapter 38 The Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR) Protocol

Part V: EMDR and Clients with Pain
Chapter 39 Pain Control with EMDR
Chapter 40 EMDR Pain Protocol for Current Pain
Chapter 41 EMDR and Phantom Pain Research Protocol

Part VI: EMDR and Specific Fears
Chapter 42 EMDR and Specific Fears: The Phobia Protocol Single Traumatic Event

Part VII: EMDR and Clinician Self-Care
Chapter 43 Self-Care for EMDR Practitioners
Chapter 44 The Clinician Self - Awareness Questionnaire in EMDR

Appendix A: Worksheets
Past Memory Worksheet Scripts (Shapiro, 2001, 2006)
Present Trigger Worksheet Script
Future Template Worksheet (Shapiro, 2006)

Appendix B: Expanding the 11-step Procedure
Unconsolidated Sensory Triggers and Desensitization: Running the Tape
Script for Running the Tape to Identify and Process Unconsolidated Sensory -Triggers

Appendix C: Resources
Further Readings and Presentations