Session S1: Using EMDR in Suicide Postvention

Saturday, April 20th

Intermediate, Introductory

About the Session

One suicide death exposes many people to a potentially traumatizing experience and increases their risk of dying by suicide and other mental health outcomes. Innovations in EMDR early intervention are research-validated for the reduction of a range of trauma symptoms. This presentation describes the use of early EMDR intervention for suicide loss survivors in groups and individually. Cases of longer-term treatment will be discussed as postvention. EMDR practitioners will learn best practices in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention so that practitioners can serve the unique needs of loss survivors with all that EMDR has to offer.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe the 3 main principles of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide and how they related to EMDR with suicide loss survivors’ negative cognitions.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the the American Association of Suicidology’s Postvention Guidelines and Early Intervention EMDR.
  3. Participants will be able to list two components of traumatic grief in case conceptualization for treating suicide loss survivors with EMDR Therapy standard protocol.

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