When Dr. Francine Shapiro created EMDR therapy as a person-centered, mindfulness-based, cognitive, behavioral, body-oriented, feminist, and interactive psychotherapy, incorporating elements of all the major psychological traditions, she paved the way for EMDR therapy to create trauma-focused systemic change. EMDR therapy as a trauma-focused, integrative, and integrated therapy is the catalyst for healing at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. This presentation will demonstrate that when there is full integration of anti-oppressive practice into EMDR therapy, an intentional use of EMDR therapy’s mindfulness, and the implementation of EMDR as a complete psychotherapy, then trauma-focused systemic change is possible. It will describe how to fuse anti-oppressive practice, critical race theory, and cultural humility into the application of EMDR therapy. It will identify how mindfulness and Buddhist psychology provide the bedrock for trauma-focused systemic change. It will analyze how to leverage the Eight Phase Protocol and AIP Model to treat oppression trauma.
- Participants will be able to analyze how to implement a trauma-focused, anti-oppressive approach to EMDR therapy through the integration of anti-oppressive practice, critical race theory, and cultural humility.
- Participants will be able to identify how adopting the concept of mindfulness as a way of life can be the catalyst of fostering trauma-focused systemic change.
- Participants will be able to describe the impact of oppression trauma including white privilege and systemic racism and identify a BIPOC and Ally approach to treating it through the Eight Phase Standard Protocol and AIP Model.