What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. (https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/)
Videos about EMDR:
What is IFS?
IFS is a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Just like members of a family, inner parts are forced from their valuable states into extreme roles within us. We also all have a core Self. Self is in everyone. It can’t be damaged and it knows how to heal. (read more here)
Video: Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy:
Web Links about Social Work, EMDR, & HIPPA:
- National Association of Social Workers
- National Association of Social Workers – Code of Ethics
- Facts about the Social Work Profession
- NASW Clinical Standards for Social Workers
- NASW – Definitions for Credentials
- NASW HIPAA Practices
- EMDR Institute
- IFS Institute
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