Imago dialogues: Treatment enhancement with EMDR

Description

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 interventions, it seems that some past childhood hurts and traumas remain unprocessed within the brain of certain individuals, thus inhibiting intimacy. By implementing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in tandem with IRT, clients who are stuck within these communication enhancement exercises are often able to establish a healing connection, thus further repairing past childhood wounds. Case studies have been included to illustrate the effectiveness of such integration.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Kimberley R. Flemke
Howard Protinsky

Original Work Citation

Flemke, K. R., & Protinsky, H. (2003). Imago dialogues:Treatment enhancement with EMDR. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 14(2), 31-45. doi:10.1300/J085v14n02_03

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Citation

“Imago dialogues: Treatment enhancement with EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 18, 2019, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16127.

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