Effective EMDR for high-functioning clients with intimacy problems


Participants will learn to integrate EMDR into the longer-term treatment that is necessary where issues of attachment and relationship are paramount. Trauma treament of these clients involves an understanding of their unique personality characteristics, a comprehensive treatment plan that engages their cooperation, a Motivational Interview to set goals, and a Trauma History to prioritze EMDR targets. Specific techniques that will be demonstrated are the interweaving of Resource Development and Installation into the ongoing treatment, and body-focused interweaves to promote client safety when working with strong abreaction. Special interweaves helping clients integrate the successful parts of their lives into the parts where they are developmentally immature will be illustrated.






David Yarosh

Original Work Citation

Yarosh, D. (2003, September). Effective EMDR for high-functioning clients with intimacy problems. Presentation at the 8th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO



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