Integrated EMDR headache treatment


Ninety percent of the American public gets occasional headaches. An estimated fifty million Americans have severe re-occurring headaches. Up until now, the primary treatment for headaches has been pharmaceuticals. This workshop seeks to familiarize you with a non-medication natural alternative for the treatment of headaches that utilizes EMDR. This workshop will employ lecture, demonstration and actual practice of the Integrated EMDR approach. The purpose of this teaching strategy is to prepare you for clinical practice. Objectives include understanding headache etiology, headache trigger identification, threshold theory, training in the integrated EMDR prorocol used in Dr. Marcus' headache research, discussion of protocol utilization in clinical practice, informed consent, transference issues, and discussion of the role of provider when deploying this approach. This workshop is for advanced EMDR practitioners but previous experience in headache treatment is not required.






Steven Marcus

Original Work Citation

Marcus, S. (2005, September). Integrated EMDR headache treatment. Presentation at the 10th EMDR International Association Conference, Seattle, WA




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