This book guides therapists trained in EMDR in the successful integration of the creative arts therapies to make the healing potential of EMDR safer and more accessible for patients who present with complex trauma.

Contributors from the respective fields of creative and expressive arts therapies offer their best ideas on how to combine EMDR with these therapies for maximum benefit for people from diverse backgrounds, orientations, and vulnerable populations. Chapters offer detailed case studies and images, insightful theoretical approaches, and how-to instructions to creatively enhance clinical work. Additionally, the book addresses current critical issues in the field, including the importance of an integrative and open approach when addressing cultural, racial and diversity issues, and creative interventions with clients through teletherapy.

Creative arts therapy practitioners such as art therapists, play therapists, and dance/movement therapists will find this a compelling introductory guide to EMDR.

chapter Chapter 2|38 pages

Inviting the Body, Movement, and the Creative Arts into Telehealth

A Culturally Responsive Model for Online EMDR Preparation

chapter Chapter 3|36 pages

From Trauma to Recovery

Group Work with Refugees and Displaced Youth

chapter Chapter 4|38 pages

Gen Z in Crisis

Blending EMDR and Art Therapy for a More Robust Therapeutic Experience

chapter Chapter 5|32 pages

Art Therapy and EMDR

Integrating Cognitive, Somatic, and Emotional Processing for Treating Trauma

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

Writing Therapy and EMDR

chapter Chapter 8|23 pages

Three-Dimensional Parts of Self-Tool (3-D PoST)

An Art Therapy-Based Modality in Preparation of Clients for EMDR Phase Four Reprocessing

chapter Chapter 10|25 pages

Future Self

Developing a Felt Sense for the Future as a Resource in EMDR Preparation

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Work in Process

Expressive Arts Therapy Solutions for EMDR Therapists