Session:

General Session 301: EMDR’S Impact in Healing Complex Trauma: From Stabilization to Reprocessing

Saturday, April 20th
8:30a.m.10:30a.m.

Intermediate

About the Session

The challenges of ’today’s world are many, and understanding and addressing trauma is essential for building resilient individuals and communities. Complex presentations of trauma can cause challenges for EMDR therapists. Phase-oriented treatment serves as an excellent guide to structure the work with clients suffering from complex trauma-related disorders. Many trauma therapists struggle when it comes to applying the Standard Protocol, especially when deciding how to proceed with trauma work since some cases never seem stable enough. EMDR therapists may implement a progressive approach in working with traumatic memories may safely. This presentation will describe the key aspects that EMDR therapy may bring to the healing of complex trauma cases. Understanding how the AIP Model can inform our interventions is extremely useful for clinical practice. The key is leaning to identify individual indicators of readiness and blocks. This will allow us to implement safely the work with traumatic memories from the early stages of therapy. EMDR offers a journey of healing and hope for those who experience multiple traumatic events.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify individual indicators of readiness from trauma work.
  2. Participants will be able to describe key aspects that EMDR therapy can bring to Complex Trauma healing.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how the AIP Model can inform our interventions and is extremely useful for clinical practice.
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