EMDR for Clinician Self-Care

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EMDR for Clinician Self-Care

SKU# 9780826132246

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


  • Marilyn Luber, PhD

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Praise for Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters, from which this eBook is compiled:

"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 eBook 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 April 20, 2015
  • Page Count
  • Product Form E-book reader
  • ISBN 13 9780826132246

About The Author(s) 

Marilyn Luber, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a general private practice in Philadelphia, PA, working with adolescents, adults, and couples, especially those with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), trauma, and dissociative disorders. In 1992, Dr. Francine Shapiro trained her in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Since 1997, Dr. Luber has coordinated trainings in EMDR-related fields in the greater Philadelphia area. 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 also on the Founding Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and served as the Chairman of the International Committee until June 1999. In 2014, Dr. Luber was a member 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, and runs Consultation Groups for EMDR practitioners. Dr. Luber has received numerous awards including the Humanitarian Services Award by the EMDR Humanitarian Association, the EMDR International Association’s award “For Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDRIA,” and “The Francine Shapiro Award for Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDR.” She authored Handbook for EMDR Clients (2001), which has been translated into eight languages. Dr. Luber has written an abundance of articles for the EMDRIA Newsletter since 1997. From 2009 to the present she has edited Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols: Basics and special situations; Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) scripted protocols: Special populations; Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters: Models, and Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets; and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols With Summary Sheets: Treating trauma and stressor-related conditions; all with Springer Publishing Company. Scripted Protocols With Summary Sheets: Medical-related issues is expected to publish in 2016.