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Unread July 20th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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One more thing. As you know by now, I don't know if this applies to you or not. I am intending it as a general reminder to all EMDR practitioners out there, and to any clients who might see themselves in this description.

It is not appropriate for an EMDR therapist to do EMDR on any client with active self-mutilation, or cutting. Active cutting is evidence of insufficient stabilization, suggesting that the emphasis on treatment should be very very different than trauma retrieval or trauma processing. Rather the emphasis should be on stabilization, containment, decreasing internal conflict as evidenced by the self mutilation. This is not just a suggestion, it is a strong guideline for safety. Its straight out of Shapiro's book, both editions. its out of EMDR training, its out of treatment guidelines for treating complex trauma survivors.
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