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It is well recognised that child abuse can result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a developing child. One of the outcomes of trauma is the development of irrational, self-denigrating cognitions or beliefs which helps that child survive and…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a clinical technique may enhance treatment effectiveness when applied within a couple therapy approach that is emotionally and experientially oriented. Clinical experience indicates that…

Combining Mony Elkaim's Reciprocal Double Bind Systemic Model with the EMDR Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model is a new perspective for couple therapy. This combination of approaches can be used to develop an EMDR treatment plan that…

Ego state conflict can frequently dominate relational patterns even in clients without a trauma history. Relational partners often have poor boundaries and share a mutual dependency characterized by blame and projection. This workshop will explore…

By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and clinical inventiveness of ego state theory, couples therapy can be brought to new levels of efficacy. This workshop will describe theoretical, clinical and ethical issues in incorporating EMDR into…

EMDR Power Tip #1 • Staying out of the way ensures that the therapy is about the client—not us • Interpretations make the client object to therapist’s subject role [Excerpt]

By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and clinical inventiveness of ego state theory, couples therapy can be brought to new levels of efficacy. Participants will learn about the relational nature of the Self, psychobiological and…

Great strides have been made in applying EMDR to different populations with a variety of diagnoses. Integrating this powerful treatment into couples therapy is relatively new and very promising. By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and…

By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and clinical inventiveness of ego state theory, couples therapy can be brought to new levels of efficacy. This workshop will describe theoretical, clinical and ethical issues in incorporating EMDR into…

By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and clinical inventiveness of ego state theory, couples therapy can be brought to new levels of efficacy. This workshop will describe theoretical, clinical, and ethical issues in incorporating EMDR into…

Dr. Treadway’s new model of organizing couples therapy helps the clients design their own treatment plan. This workshop will show how couples choose whether to work on making changes in the here and now, focus on healing from the wounds of their…

El articulo pretende encuadrar la utilizacion de tecnnicas adicionales (en este case la estimulacion bilateral, EMDR) en el marco teorico-practico de la erapia Familiar Sistemica. Se explicala tecnica de EMDR y su integracion en el Model de la Terapi…

Using a trauma model of relationships related to Bowen's concept of differentiation, this presentation will specify the characteristics of couples for whom EMDR may be a valuable, perhaps necessary, component of couples treatment. It will provide a…

Previous couples' therapy using EMDR has focused on attachment injuries. The body of work is discussed, as is the EMDR protocol, for couples proposed by Moses (2003). This workshop focuses on trust wounds within the relationship my describing 3…

The protocol presented in this article represents an integration of EMDR with conjoint couples therapy, i.e. with both partners present. The purpose is to provide couples with an active experience utilizing EMDR for rapid and focused processing of…

O presente trabalho pretende mostrar a validade do EMDR como um instrumento útil em terapias de casais e família, quando experiencias traumáticas do passado estão dificultando o relacionamento entre seus membros. Ressaltam como essa abordagem tem-se…

La trasversalità dell’uso dell’EMDR e la sua utilità, si conferma anche nell’approccio sistemico e nella terapia di coppia. In particolare il modello descritto da Mark D. Moses è stato evidenziato secondo le modalità che si presentano di seguito. Il…

EMDR – Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing – at the service of systemic therapy When there is trauma, talking therapy only is not sufficient. In this case it is necessary to focus on physiology and body reactions, in order to include them…

Many couples struggle with intimacy and sexuality issues, often, due to the harm done to one or both members of the couple by emotional and sexual abuse from their early childhoods. Dr. Treadway, who specializes in working with couples, will discuss…

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This protocol connects a trauma model of relationships to Bowen’s concept of differentiation (D’Antonio, 1997). In addition to those couples where a traumatic episode, prior to or during the relationship, has had a clear impact on the relationship…

This protocol (D’Antonio, 1997) integrates Bowen’s (1976) concept of differentiation with a trauma model of relationships. Differentiation refers to a quality of both individuals and relationships: non-defensiveness, responsiveness rather than…

In this poster I am going to raise the question of integrating EMDR in family and couple therapy. This is a philosophical question. I actually am asking if it's possible to integrate an individual approach with a systemic one. Those scholars who…

Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT; Hendrix, 1996, 2001) is designed to process negative experiences to heal early wounds of childhood, resolve marital conflict and criticism, and increase connection and intimacy. The goal of treatment is for the…

This paper will look at the effective use of the eight phases of the EMDR protocol in IMAGO therapy. It will be used to provide theoretical linkages between the use and integration of EMDR and IMAGO in couple’s therapy. Both these will be understood…

The goal of Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is to have a healing connection form within the couple relationship. Some tools for achieving such connection include the Couples-dialogue and the Parent-Child dialogue. Despite the effectiveness of these…

The goal of Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is to have a healing connection form within the couple relationship. Some tools for achieving such connection include the Couples-Dialogue and the Parent-Child Dialogue. Despite the effectiveness of these…

In this thematic analysis (TA) study, I explored how licensed therapists who are dually trained in Emotionally focused Therapy (EFT) and EMDR (most of which were certified in EMDR by EMDRIA) integrate both therapies in couple therapy. Qualitative…

Using both Mony Elkam's reciprocal double-bind systemic model and the AIP model, we demonstrate a new perspective for couple therapy. This presentation will consider how to choose to do EMDR or not in the couple session, using the other member of the…

Couples presenting for therapy are often stuck in a cycle of blame that reenacts early family-of-origin experience. This workshop will describe a method for ending the blame cycle in couples by contracting for the individualized intervention of EMDR…

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This chapter examines ego state theory, EMDR, and contextual therapy. It looks specifically these three concepts in couples therapy. A case example is used to illustrate EMDR in couples therapy.

The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory study was to explore the experience of clients and therapists during conjoint EMDR treatment. The theory emerging from the data provides perspectives not captured in previous research and may prove…

The model proposed in their workshop is an integration, elaboration and system for applying EMDR as an experiential technique within a conjoint (both partners present) couples therapy, focused an uncovering and processing triggers from previous…

Couples often have difficulties changing present day maladaptive patterns of interaction when they are triggered by past traumatic events and/or attachment traumas. This workshop will demonstrate ways in which EMDR can be incorporated into couples…

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This chapter addresses the integration of EMDR processing when working with couples in conjoint therapy, specifically targeting the problem of attachment issues. When precautions are taken, applying EMDR with couples produces the potential for a…

EMDR can help couples in therapy when one or both partners experience distress which creates obstacles or impasses in treatment. The benetits of EMDR are examined through the lens of the repetition compulsion and nested within a resource~based…

EMDR constitutes a valuable tool for couples therapists when one or both partners are stuck in repetitive, reactive cycles. This workshop describes the circumstances in which EMDR is most likely to be helpful in couples therapy. It examines the…

This presentation describes the circumstances in which EMDR is most - and least - likely to be helpful in couples therapy. It examines the benefits of EMDR through the lens of repetition compulsion, with particular emphasis on common - and often…

Since its introduction by Francine Shapiro in 1989, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has gained wide acceptance as an efficacious clinical treatment. It is particularly useful in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder…

The presentation will illustrate how the systemic model created by Mony Elkaïm for understanding couple crisis can be useful in the EMDR treatment of couples. He insists on the double bind in which each member of the couple is torn between his/her…

It is generally held that EMDR is not to be used with couples, and I agree that it is not appropriate to do so when the primary items being dealt with are such issues as power, intimacy, trust, communication, conflict, or control of impulses and…

The presentation will illustrate how the systemic model created by Mony Elkaïm for understanding couple crisis can be useful in the EMDR treatment of couples. This model insists on the double bind in which each member of the couple is torn between…

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Sex therapists use different techniques to treat sexual dysfunction successfully. Often, however, they encounter clients who are able to understand rationally why they are suffering from a particular sexual dysfunction, and who are unable to overcome…

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This chapter examines ego state theory, EMDR, and contextual therapy. It looks specifically these three concepts in couples therapy. A case example is used to illustrate EMDR in couples therapy.

In the protocol of the relational-systemic approach with couples, some overlaps are already present in the EMDR line of thought: we analyze deeply personal histories, focusing on the positive and negative events in the couple’s life, underlining the…

Participants will: 1) review basic tenants of systems theory and its application to family or couple therapy; 2) know several important aspects of using EMDR with couples and families, such as safety issues, selection of EMDR targets; and decisions…
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