Protocol for EMDR & conjoint couples therapy
The protocol presented in this article represents an integration of EMDR with conjoint couples therapy, i.e. with both partners present. The purpose is to provide couples with an active experience utilizing EMDR for rapid and focused processing of common emotional triggers (“small t” traumas). These triggers, frequently rooted in early attachment injuries (e.g., abandonment, betrayal, rejection…), often become part of the couple’s problematic interactional systems (e.g., emotional contracts, styles of communication, and patterns of dyadic interaction).
“Protocol for EMDR & conjoint couples therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 25, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16833.