EMDR is a set of evidence-based, powerful treatment tools for trauma and PTSD, as well as other mental health conditions. While EMDR skills have been popular for many years, training in these skills can be difficult to find, and is often cost-prohibitive. This affordable 2-day course introduces attendees to the original 8-phase model of EMDR and teaches participants how to conduct each of the eight phases.
a). Establish the role of the autonomic nervous system in trauma symptomology.
b). Characterize the potential neurobiological mechanisms of change in the empirically validated EMDR approach.
c). Specify how EMDR techniques can build dual awareness in clients to treat the avoidance that makes trauma and anxiety treatment challenging.
d). Communicate the 8 Phases of the EMDR protocol.
e). Determine which clients with whom you should use EMDR.
f). Communicate the central principle of the Adaptive Information Processing Theory and establish how it informs the EMDR approach.
g). Analyze resourcing strategies from EMDR that clinicians can use to help facilitate the processing of trauma.
h). Specify the steps clinicians must take to emphasize safety during EMDR sessions.
i). Characterize how EMDR techniques can be used to reinforce and activate positive neural networks.
j). Evaluate strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in EMDR therapy.
k). Establish the order of operations for attachment-based EMDR treatment to resolve relational trauma.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA
Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA
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