“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 world-wide, but this volume will help to point the way to best practices.”
-Robert Gelbach, PhD
Past Executive Director at EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
Provides step-by-step scripts to enable beginning practitioners to quickly gain expertise and summary sheets for immediate on-site information retrieval
This book presents EMDR early response intervention protocols for such traumatic events as earthquakes, mining accidents, tsunamis, and ongoing warfare. It also provides concise summary sheets to facilitate quick information retrieval in perilous circumstances.
Vividly describes the experiences of therapists who employed EMDR following massive trauma events and the protocols they developed
The book is authored by several of the first generation of therapists who successfully employed EMDR as a clinical treatment for acute stressfollowing massive trauma events. They vividly describe their experiences and the protocols and models they developed to respond to disaster. The book describes two of the most commonly used resources: the Butterfly Hug and the Four Elements Exercise for Stress Management.
Includes new information on acute stress, secondary PTSD and vicarious traumatization with interventiions borne from events in Turkey, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, and the U.S.
Includes new information on acute stress, secondary PTSD and vicarious traumatization growing out of interventions subsequent to natural disasters, warfare and massacres in Turkey, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, and the United States,- Material on clinician self-care is seminal to all recent trauma responses. Interventions that can be put to use on site and post-trauma are presented for groups, including work with children, adolescents, and adults and with special populations.
Additionally the book addresses working with first responders such as firefighters, EMS workers, and others when using EMDR. It facilitates the gathering and organizing of client data and contains updated and new scripted protocols and summary sheets from EMDR Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations and EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations. Also included are templates for repeat use and an interactive PDF.
• Provides EMDR early intervention procedures for man-made and natural catastrophes
• Addresses EMDR and early interventions for groups of all ages and special populations
• Highlights international perspectives on how to organize a mental health response for recent traumatic events
• Includes early interventions scripts and summary sheets for individuals, groups and special populations and self-care scripts for clinicians
• Offers concise summary sheets for quick information retrieval
• Expandable and editable digital format for easy access and customized tailoring to therapist's needs
Includes templates for repeat use
About the Editor:
Marilyn Luber, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a general private practice in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1992, Dr. Francine Shapiro trained her in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has coordinated trainings in EMDR-related fields in the greater Philadelphia area since 1997. 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 on the Founding Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and served as the Chairman of the International Committee until June 1999. Among the prestigious honors Dr. Luber has received are the Francine Shapiro EMDR International Award (2005), the Outstanding Contribution EMDRIA Award (2003), and the EMDR HAP Humanitarian Services Award (1987). Dr. Luber is also a member of APA, ISTSS, and ISSTD. In 2014, she was part 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. She has worked as a Primary Consultant for the FBI field division in Philadelphia. Dr. Luber has a general psychology practice, working with adolescents, adults, and couples, especially with Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), trauma and related issues, and dissociative disorders. She runs Consultation Groups for EMDR practitioners.