Plenary Session | 1.5 Credit Hours | 9:00AM – 10:30AM
EMDR Therapy Update: Theory, Research and Practice
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.
EMDR therapy directly addresses the physiologically stored memory networks that underlie both psychological problems and mental health. This adaptive information processing orientation to both case conceptualization and clinical application will be explored in relation to diverse populations. The latest research evaluating both treatment outcomes and underlying mechanisms will be addressed. In addition, clinical cases and questions collected from participants will be used to illustrate the ways in which EMDR can be applied.
(All Levels) 100% EMDR
Half Day Sessions | 3 Credit Hours | 11:00AM – 3:30PM
Session 431 – CANCELLED
Integrating EMDR-AIP and Bowen Variations of Triangling: Gossip, Child Focus and Affairs
Dana Terrell, MSW, LCSW; Kimberly Mykland, MA, LMHC
This workshop offers an overview for treating Bowen Anxiety-Binding Mechanisms of conflict, distance, triangling and overfunctioning/ underfunctioning reciprocity; related cognitions, with concentration on triangling. A Bowen-informed 8 phase standard EMDR-AIP protocol will be discussed, using the three- pronged approach to create a targeted sequence plan. Bowen’s concept of “detriangling” will be introduced and demonstrated through a future template role play. A practicum is included. EMDR-AIP model predicts, when the Adaptive Information Processing system is accessed, it restores health. Bowen theory predicts that one person who gains differentiation of self, can become a leader, beneficial to a system.
(Introductory) 55% EMDR
The Unforgiven: EMDR, Ego States and Attachment in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Andrew Seubert, LPC, NCC
This workshop explores the presence of dissociation in clients with eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa. The approach employs an EMDR phase model, expanding the evaluation and preparation phases. Preparation presents a 4-step method of teaching emotional competence, attachment repair strategies, as well as the use of ego state therapy. Processing requires mindful body awareness, as well as the ability to titrate released disturbance and re-stabilize after EMDR application to touchstone events. Self-forgiveness emerges as healing occurs. Video clips and case studies will reinforce learning.
(All Levels) 50% EMDR
31 Secrets of the Embodied Self: Hearing Baby’s Story in EMDR for Trauma in Implicit Memory
Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.
EMDR targeting relies on explicit memory images and verbalization of cognitions, but attachment trauma is held in the right hemisphere’s implicit memory. Any therapy purporting to treat attachment trauma must meet four criteria (Fosha) (Objective 1). This workshop draws from ego state therapy, somatic therapy, and the Early Trauma protocol of EMDR (Paulsen, in press, O’Shea & Paulsen, 2007) to provide a range of techniques to meet the Fosha criteria (Objective 2). Efficient resolution of attachment injuries can occur through temporal integration, targeting time periods instead of explicit memory (O’Shea & Paulsen, 2007, Paulsen, 2009 and in press) (Objective 3).Transforming early trauma requires listening to reenactment material, the baby state’s only “voice” to tell the non-verbal story.
(All Levels) 80% EMDR
Treating Dissociation, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control from an Attachment Perspective
Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW; Soozi Bolte, LPC, LISAC
Using EMDR as an integrative therapeutic approach from an attachment and developmental trauma lens, this presentation will give practical strategies for treating clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) symptoms who have experienced Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (RA/MC). Infant disorganized attachment is an important precursor to adult dissociation and perhaps even more of a predictor of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than severe trauma alone (van der Kolk). RA/MC programming will be explained so the clinician understands the layers of complexity in treating these dissociative symptoms and ego states.
(Advanced) 85% EMDR
Neurobiology, Adaptive Information Processing
Ulrich Lanius, Ph.D.
Recent neuroscience research is discussed with a view towards increasing our understanding of underlying neurobiological processes with respect to the phenomenology of dissociation. It is suggested that dissociation is a result on a breakdown in the linking of different neural networks in the time domain, e.g. information processing. Recent research suggests that both lower brain structures as well as higher brain structures are involved. It is suggested that this process is essential to our understanding both of dissociation on one hand, as well as Adaptive Information Processing on the other.
(Intermediate & Advanced) 70% EMDR
Essential Skills for EMDR Consultation
Regina Morrow, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC
What skills do successful consultants utilize in consultation? Therapy, Training and Consultation have several overlapping skills, but each of these disciplines do contain some different skill sets. A good therapist does not necessarily make a good consultant. This presentation will attempt to tease out consultation specific skills that seem to improve the experience for both consultees and consultants. This presentation will include lecture, self evaluative experiences and role play.
(Intermediate) 85% EMDR