The strategic developmental model for EMDR: A sequential treatment strategy for diverse populations, facilitative of developmental recapitulation, with implications for neurobiological maturation
An efficient strategic model is described, one that systematically facilitates a developmental hypothesis about the symptoms or psychopathology of clients and which then efficiently implements EMDR with that developmental perspective or template. Four major features of the model are described including a strategic history-taking format which yields a “Developmental Baseline” from which a macro treatment plan can be formulated; strategic Ericksonian (hypnotic) language to mobilize client resources and bypass resistance; flexible targeting options; and therapeutic attunement. The four features of the Model are designed to facilitate developmental recapitulation and “catch-up,” and therapeutic attunement in particular may also potentiate right-brain repair leading to increased self-regulation. The model has application with challenging adult ad adolescent client populations, such as short-term funded, multiple trauma, high-risk, forensic addicted, and chronically ill, and also with high-functioning self-referred individuals and couples.
“The strategic developmental model for EMDR: A sequential treatment strategy for diverse populations, facilitative of developmental recapitulation, with implications for neurobiological maturation,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 22, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16689.