Personality disorders as variants of dissociative phenomena:  Treatment with an integration of EMDR and ego state work in the repair of the self

Description

The integration of EMDR with Ego State therapy will be presented as a comprehensive approach to the treatment of the wide spectrum of personality disorders. The histories of these clients often include early repeat experiences of abuse, deprivation, abandonment, and parental coldness. Historically, the treatment of personality disorders has been described as difficult, if not impossible; manifested by a rigid character armor, defensive resistance. This presentation will propose that the presence of untreated dissociation accounts for these failures and will highlight the use of ego-mapping, exploration, interweaves and the utilization of ego-state-specific EMDR protocols to facilitate robust processing.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Uri Bergmann

Original Work Citation

Bergmann, U. (2003, September). Personality disorders as variants of dissociative phenomena: Treatment with an integration of EMDR and ego state work in the repair of the self. Presentation at the 8th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO

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Citation

“Personality disorders as variants of dissociative phenomena:  Treatment with an integration of EMDR and ego state work in the repair of the self,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 25, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16723.

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