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This study is part of the trauma counseling work done in Srinagar, after floods during 2014. Since the target population was large it was decided to implement group protocol of EMDR. With the help of technical support of Dr. Rosalie Thomas and Dr.…

In the Client Preparation Phase (Phase 2), the client learns self-soothing skills before progressing to trauma processing. It is essential that the client be able to voluntarily change from a state of high distress to a state of lower distress before…

Overall, the psychotherapy field has missed, minimized or ignored the potency of social stigma and oppression as a primary or contributing traumatizing force. This workshop will help the EMDR clinician better understand the importance of social…

The combination of EMDR and Ego-State-Therapy (EST) does not only provide helpful tools in clinical practice, but also the two theoretical frameworks have a lot in common: - working with memory networks (EMDR) can be understood as working with a…

Our capacity and desire to form emotionally healthy relationships begins in infancy and is dependent on the quality and consistency of care we receive from others, most often, our parents. The experience of such care in childhood is associated with…

The aim of this study is to initiate the use of EMDR in the business area. In line with this, we designed a project with 23 sales representatives from the distributor of a multinational company. Pre and post-testing tools were; BDE, STAI 1-2, MTE…

The brain has highly evolved functions which allow complex decision-making. It also has more primitive defence responses which are likely to be dominant at a time of intense threat – even if that threat is interpersonal or social rather than…

The purpose of the current study was to examine hotspots in PTSD within the context of EMDR therapy. During the setup of EMDR, clients select an image representing the worst part of the traumatic event ('hotspots') and identify associated emotions…

Every individual has a unique story. Their stories start before they were born and even go far beyond previous generations. The goal in every therapy is to construct a coherent life story within the individual. We know that family secrets are…

An initial revision of Bowlby’s attachment theory is used as a theoretical basis for the transmission of family information, such as values, cognitions, as well as non-reprocessed material (trauma), as an attempt for establishing external affect…

EMDR therapists who are also Family Therapists have integrated EMDR into their work mainly on a one to one basis. This workshop will demonstrate how to use EMDR conjointly with couples and families. The first step is making the decision as to when to…

Several international studies demonstrate that the problem of drug-addiction seems to be very often correlated with complex trauma in early childhood and youth. Such as the results of the „Adverse Childhood Experiences“ study (Felitti et al.,…

In this presentation we will briefly summarize research on the role of eye movements (EM) in negative, positive and neutral images. We will discuss the results in light of the working memory hypothesis and discuss important clinical implications. EM…

EMDR and Autism can make an excellent combination. Using EMDR with individuals with autism can reduce both symptoms of PTSD and autism. These benefits are long lasting and provide a foundation for continuing growth and development. Individuals with…

The “Flashforward” procedure (Logie & De Jongh, in press) will be introduced as a treatment for ‘worst case scenario’ irrational fears, for example, when a persisting fear continues after the core memories of past events have been fully…

Alllergies are on the rise, despite a growing range of medications and treatments available by the pharmaceutical industry and technologised medicine. Especially illnesses and disorders of the immune system increase our awareness of the boundaries…

PTSD can be reduced or prevented if treated during the first month after a trauma when a person displays Acute Stress Disorder (ASD). Although usually used later, EMDR has also been used effectively in the immediate period following trauma. Victims…

This presentation will introduce an empirically established model of rape-specific peritraumatic responses, their consequences and the implications for EMDR treatment. The first half will present findings from our 2013 research (Moor, et al., 2013)…

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In this presentation, we explore the hope that EMDR can provide for male survivors who have been charged with domestic offences. The presenter’s hypothesis that these men require an approach tailored to their trauma histories. Many of the current…

This presentation considers the psychological impact of rape and sexual assault, identifies clinical themes and limitations to treatment associated with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidelines on pre-trial therapy for cases with involvement…

An earthquake having magnitude of 7.2 on Richter Scale occurred in Van, Turkey on October 23, 2011. It resulted in physical and psychological harm escalated by low socio-economic status and adverse weather conditions. Both material and psychological…

As a sequel to an earlier project in Aceh/Indonesia (2006-2009) a major humanitarian assistance and training-cum-therapy project (“Mekong Project”) was carried out in 2010 to 2013 in Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia under the aegis of Trauma-Aid…

The Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) is developed recently by Elan Shapiro. He defines G-TEP as “An attempt to answer the challenge of how to construct a group protocol that contains more of the depth and power of the EMDR protocol and the…

The treatment of some chronically traumatized and dissociative children can be complicated when they refuse to talk about trauma or say they forgot about it. They have build walls around their emotions and inner world and we are tempted to let…

Senior Lecturer in psychology and practicing as a psychologist in a counselling center for students, it was possible for us to meet for more than 15 years, a large number of students in suffering. We were surprised at how mathematics tests could…

Various forms of adverse childhood experiences have been found to be risk factors for the development of PTSD in children, for example, domestic violence and life threatening illness. Effective child and adolescent trauma treatment is of great value…

The workshop will provide a brief overview of published special EMDR protocols, while giving its main focus to the following questions: when should you use a special protocol? How do you select which one? Are there any issues, disorders, or…

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the impact of trauma with specific consideration to the neurological impact this has on information processing and potential links with aggression. The workshop will argue that trauma may result in a person…

This workshop explores the practical problems faced by EMDR therapists with different levels of experience in applying the AIP model and EMDR procedures with their patients as identified in actual consultation sessions. Common clinical dilemmas,…

EMDR, a comprehensive treatment modality, includes aspects of multiple psychotherapeutic approaches (Shapiro, 2001). EquiLateral™ is the Equine-Assisted EMDR protocol, an integration of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and EMDR that still…

Everything we have heard we are, and the way we were told to be, is tied to our image. Behind this there is a meaning that in people with Eating Disorders acquires a value that ends up becoming the centre of their lives, around which they revolve. …

As a psychological psychotherapist working in my own practice I started a pilot project in a Senior Centre in cologne. I noticed in my practice that a certain group of clients , means over 70 years, do not come very often into psychotherapy. Actual…

Objectives: The present study aims to experimentally test for differences between EMDR, supportive therapy and waiting list group on depression, anxiety, post-traumatic symptomatology and use of coping strategies in a group of recently unemployed…

Within the Sheffield EMDR and Depression Investigation, three therapists (all trained in EMDR to at least level 3) were employed to deliver standard protocol EMDR to primary care clients with long term depression. Therapists are of key importance…

Clinicians often feel that research is not for them; it is something done by Universities and not those in real life clinical practice. This does not have to be the case; this workshop will introduce EMDR clinicians to the importance of research in…

EMDR and Prolonged Exposure are equally effective in treating PTSD, despite fundamental differences. For instance: in EMDR patients bring up their memory and look at it from a here-and-now perspective, but during Exposure patients are encouraged to…

Background and objectives: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Research suggests that it may aid addiction treatment. An experiment was conducted to determine effects of EMDR on cigarette…

EMDR seems to be working through taxation of the working memory. A large amount of research has been carried out demonstrating that vividness and emotionality of negative images declines when working memory is taxed while the charged image is…

In this workshop the dialectical perspective in trauma processing (Laub & Weiner, 2007, 2014) is discussed theoretically and its clinical application shown in video demonstrations of EMDR therapy. Differentiation and linking are viewed as major…
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