Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a standardized, eight-phased psychotherapeutic modality developed by Francine Shapiro, is well researched for its utility in assisting individuals in processing traumatic events. The author’s personal and professional experiences as an individual with a life-long, physical disability, a mid-level psychiatric practitioner, and an EMDR-certified clinician have allowed for lived and witnessed understanding of adverse events in the form of hidden disability secondary to diagnosed mental and physical disabilities. EMDR has been utilized as a successful treatment modality for hidden disability by the author, as outlined in a case overview

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Sandra Carrier is an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner. Born in Yokosuka, Japan at 3 months premature, she weighed 2 lb, 4 oz and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She walked at age 4 following the first of multiple corrective surgeries, and attended a school for the ‘handicapped’ in Hawaii (before mainstreaming). Even at that age, she wanted to be a doctor and have worked in allied health care, becoming a nurse and nurse practitioner. Carrier treats a wide variety of individuals, including and not limited to individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.

Author Note: Sandra F. Carrier is an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner in private practice in the State of Washington. Correspondence should be addressed to: 3426 Broadway Suite 201 Everett, WA 98201

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Processing the Hidden Disability of Disabilities with EMDR

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a standardized, eight-phased psychotherapeutic modality developed by Francine Shapiro, is well researched for its utility in assisting individuals in processing traumatic events. The author’s personal and professional experiences as an individual with a life-long, physical disability, a mid-level psychiatric practitioner, and an EMDR-certified clinician have allowed for lived and witnessed understanding of adverse events in the form of hidden disability secondary to diagnosed mental and physical disabilities. EMDR has been utilized as a successful treatment modality for hidden disability by the author, as outlined in a case overview

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2019/Articles/7