The marriage of EMDR and ego state theory in couples therapy
By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and clinical inventiveness of ego state theory, couples therapy can be brought to new levels of efficacy. This workshop will describe theoretical, clinical and ethical issues in incorporating EMDR into work with couples. Intergenerational pathogogenesis of ego fragmentation will be described. Indications and contraindications for conjoint EMDR sessions will be discussed. Through didactic presentation and case illustration, participants will learn how to use ego state theory in their assessment, introduce EMDR into the treatment planning, and learn advanced techniques for facilitating information processing with “stuck” or difficult clients.
Original Work Citation
Litt, B. K. (2004, September). The marriage of EMDR and ego state theory in couples therapy. Presentation at the 9th EMDR International Association Conference, Montreal, QC
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