The AIP model applies across cultures, races, ethnicity, and generations. Attunement to these distinctions should guide our use of EMDR therapy’s eight phases in addressing the traumas and adverse life experiences within these critical social contexts. This panel discussion highlights and attempts to familiarize attendees with clinically relevant racial, cultural, generational and immigration concerns often present yet frequently unrecognized or misunderstood when viewed cross-culturally or interracially in servicing the BIPOC community. This discussion focuses on some of the unique racial/ethnic/cultural interplays that influence clinical aspects of the Black, Latinx and Asian Pacific communities and impact EMDR therapy in Phases one through eight. With understanding and awareness clinicians can more effectively utilize EMDR’s three-pronged approach in helping clients negotiate racial trauma within American culture.
- Participants will be able to recognize the internalized beliefs held by people of color in a manner sensitive to the historic traumatic events of racial oppression within the AIP model.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate advanced recognition of racial and culturally related issues and assess related components that present clinically when working within Phases 1 through 3 of the standard EMDR protocol.
- Participants will be able to adapt EMDR standard protocol within the cultural/racial context to address client needs and to utilize EMDR therapy when reprocessing the internalized effects of racially-based trauma.
Topic: Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
CE Hours: 3