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The subject of this paper is a woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder who had previously worked as a nurse, and underwent EMDR treatment. She obsessively blamed herself, stating "The patient might have died as a result of my mistake". Being…

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The Wedging or Strengthening Technique (Kiessling, 1999) has been modified in Germany and is called The Absorption Technique to create resources to deal with what the client is concerned about in the future, for example, a stressful partner, a…

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This chapter describes key steps, with scripts, for the phases of therapy with a DID client, and for an EMDR session with a DID client. In brief, the method employs the artful use of EMDR and ego state therapy for association and acceleration, and of…

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This author conducted—as yet unpublished—research (Beere, 2009a, 2009b) on successful and unsuccessful EMDR with his DID clients. The following protocol is based on this work and is also applicable for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)…

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It appears that sets of bilateral stimulation (BLS; alternating eye movements, tones or hand taps) have the potential to invite unfinished traumatic experience into awareness. This can be a problem for many clients who are dissociative, or who are on…

The Blind to Therapist (B2T) Protocol (Blore & Holmshaw 2006, 2009), is aimed at helping provide EMDR in special circumstances – particularly where the client is unwilling to describe a target image either because the client fears that the…

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A devastating fire in Stamford, Connecticut, on Christmas morning 2011 shook our town and took lives of three young children and their grandparents. We soon learned that the community has no organize mental health responders in place to help the…

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The purpose of the constructive avoidance script is to assist clients in dealing with their anxiety or stress-provoking present day situations. Dissociative clients generally are phobic or avoidant of many activities such as medical procedures, going…

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Thirty years of addiction research have provided sufficient evidence for the crucial role of memory in drug dependency. The addiction memory (AM) serves as a useful concept for obsessive-compulsive craving to be seen in drug addicted patients…

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This protocol is for clients with anxieties not related to major trauma. The focus here is the Standard EMDR Protocol. This is a summary of the Current Anxiety and Behavior Protocol scripted by Marilyn Luber (Shapiro, 2001, 2006). For current anxiety…

Summary of A. J. Popky's standard DeTUR (Desensitization of Triggers and Urges) protocol by Susan Brown.

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When there is a repetitive interaction pattern in a client's life that is difficult to resolve because the codependent behavior in question has become part of the client's identity or a lifetime way of connecting, it can be helpful to use a protocol…

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One way of thinking about procrastination is to regard it as a form of addiction; an addiction to putting things off. As with other addictive patterns, the client will choose a short-term gratification (i.e., of delay and avoidance) instead of going…

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When working with ambivalence, it is helpful to identify the two or more sides of the ambivalence, such as the client who wants to work on a disturbing memory but is too afraid, or the client who wants to have an important conversation with someone…

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Feeling the pain of rejection by someone you love is one of the most difficult experiences that we can have as human beings. Often, this terrible feeling is, in part, based on an unrealistic idealization of the lost lover. This protocol assists your…

This presentation consists of the following two parts: I. The normal mourning process: Defintions, phases, mourning tasks and characteristics General treatment principles, EMDR and other treatment techniques Therapeutic attitude and your own grief…

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The important elements of the EMDR and Phantom Pain Research Protocol are the following: (a) Client history taking and relationship building; (b) Targeting the trauma of the experience; and (c) Targeting the pain. This protocol is set up to follow…

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When a person starts to demonstrate an excessive and unreasonable fear of certain objects or situations that in reality are not dangerous, it is likely that the person fulfils the criteria for specific phobia as stated in the Diagnostic and…

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This chapter describes the procedural steps of the Assessment Phase and Desensitization Phase of the EMDR Standard Protocol (Shapiro, 2001) with detailed scripts for steering a child through each phase. What is important for the therapist to…

Os Tiques são uma manifestação frequente nas crianças e que muitas vezes estão relacionados com ansiedade e eventos traumáticos. O EMDR como modelo psicoterapêutico tem demonstrado grande eficácia na resolução de perturbações de ansiedade e…

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The author has been providing EMDR to traumatized miners since 1993. As with other specialized client groups, the Single Trauma (STP) and Recent Trauma Protocol (RTP) have required modifications. The author has collated the modifications made, and…

EMDR is internationally recognized as one of the most effective tools to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (WHO 2013). Increasingly studies show that stressful life events play a major role in depressive disorders. In recent years therefore EMDR…

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It is estimated that approximately 30% of the population world-wide suffer from chronic pain. In this workshop you will learn how to use EMDR in order to treat patients who have specific forms of chronic pain e.g. phantom limb pain, whiplash and…

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The EMDR Performance Enhancement Psychology Protocol (EMDR-PEP) addresses performance anxiety, self-defeating beliefs, behavioral inhibition, posttraumatic stress, and psychological recovery from injury for creative and performing artists, workplace…

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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 author has been interested in the idea of consolidating information in an accessible form throughout her career. The EMDR Summary Sheet was the result of a need on her part to have access to all of the relevant information concerning client…

We have found that the treatment protocol outlined below has been very helpful in our work with clients suffering from substance abuse or dependence.

This workshop will present the adaptation of the traditional 8-phase EMDR protocol to the use of drawings, pictures and metaphorical language with adults. The protocol will be described in detail, and presentations from client cases will illustrate…

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The Emergency Response Procedure (ERP) was initially developed to help victims within hours of a terrorist attack, but can be applied in the immediate aftermath of any trauma. Patients may present with "silent terror," shaking and inability to speak,…

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The scripts included in this chapter exemplify how an EMDR therapist might talk with a client when the focus is on positive psychology and performance enhancement: reaching for a goal not yet realized, looking for a way to strengthen a positive…

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Some clients may be able to talk about their trauma; however, the thought of processing it with the Standard EMDR Protocol may seem too overwhelming. In cases such as these, having the client develop a resource to address the "fear of the fear" may…

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This one-stop resource focuses on applying EMDR scripted protocols to medical-related conditions. Edited by a leading EMDR scholar and practitioner, it delivers a wide range of step-by-step protocols that enable beginning clinicians as well as…

The Flash Technique is a new protocol for use in the preparation phase of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to quickly reduce the emotional intensity of traumatic memories, prior to full processing with EMDR. This report presents…

Presents script for float forward technique.

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The Maze, as a metaphor for a place where problems live and are solved, was developed out of the necessity of working with children who were too anxious, embarrassed, or afraid to experience the uncomfortable feelings around their problem areas. Such…

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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 Pain Protocol workshop will focus on the practical application of the Pain Protocol (based on Grant and Threlfo 2002); in the context of evidence available regarding its effectiveness. The emphasis of the workshop will be on clinical work using…

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Parts, alters, and ego states often believe they are living in the past and they are child sized. Orienting them to adult height can lessen anxiety and gives them more concrete proof that the past is different from the present. Child parts are often…

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Client history taking is an important part of well-prepared clinicians' understanding of their clients. The Time Line Script (Hofmann, 2004) is based on a number of personal communications with other EMDR clinicians. The forms are a way of eliciting…
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