This presentation addresses the experiences and research of LGBTQPIA2S+ individuals and community who have, are, or are at risk for experiencing domestic violence. We review the literature-supported best practices and share years of experience working in the community with EMDR therapists who wish to provide culturally and ethically responsive therapy. The myths, unique factors that can lead to violence, risk assessment, safety planning, multi layered oppression, and culture are discussed. Discriminatory practices contributing to domestic violence are also covered to expand the knowledge base of those therapists working in the area of domestic violence or with LGBTQPIA2S+ individuals and community.
- Participants will be able to articulate common concerns and experiences reported by LGBTQPIA2S+ who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence when seeking EMDR therapy.
- Participants will be able to discuss factors that are unique to LGBTQPIA2S+ individuals experiencing domestic violence and thus enhance their effectiveness and support of the community through EMDR therapy.
- Participants will be able to implement ethical and culturally responsive EMDR Therapy to LGBTQPIA2S+ individuals and community experiencing or at risk for domestic violence.
Topic: Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
CE Hours: 3