Personality disorders as variants of dissociative phenomena:  Treatment with an integration of EMDR and ego-state work

Description

The integration of EMDR with Ego State therapy will be presented as a comprehensive approach to the treatment of the wide spectrum of personality disorders. The histories of these clients often include early repeated experiences of abuse deprivation, abandonment and personal coldness. Historically, the treatment of personality disorders has been described as difficult, if not impossible; manifested by a rigid, character-armor, defensive resistance. This presentation will propose that the presence of untreated dissociation accounts for these failures and will highlight the use of ego-state mapping, exploration, interweaves and the utilization of ego-state-specific EMDR targeting to facilitate robust processing.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Uri Bergmann

Original Work Citation

Bergmann, U. (2004, September). Personality disorders as variants of dissociative phenomena: Treatment with an integration of EMDR and ego-state work. Presentation at the 9th EMDR International Association Conference, Montreal, QC

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Citation

“Personality disorders as variants of dissociative phenomena:  Treatment with an integration of EMDR and ego-state work,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15809.

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