Robin Shapiro

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Robin Shapiro, LICSW, loves her work which includes writing, presenting on the topics of ego states, EMDR, suicide prevention; doing clinical consultation; and thirty-five years of psychotherapy practice, especially around issues of trauma, anxiety, and attachment.

Robin edited and contributed to EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005), EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance & More (2009) and wrote Trauma Treatments Handbook (2010), as well as Easy Ego State Interventions (2016). Her newest project is gathering connections on-line and in the world to work towards the prevention of child abuse, especially sexual abuse.

The Quote

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore

What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?

Robin talks about her ethnic background and the influence that had on her career and the specialty of trauma.

A Crucial Early Mistake

Robin talks about an experience she had as a young therapist working with a client who had dissociative identity disorder and the error she made that she wants you to know about so that you can avoid it.

Robin’s Why

Nothing is more fun than connecting with people and watching them grow!

Robin’s advice

  • Get the EMDR training!
  • Learn about ego-state work!
  • Be able to tolerate your own affect because you’re going to feel stuff when you’re working with people so you can help your clients.
  • Do not do this stuff alone! Find a consultant.

Robin’s go-to books

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Interview Links

Crystal Arber
Ed & Deb Shapiro

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