Principals and procedures for enhancing current functioning in complex posttraumatic stress disorder with EMDR resource development and installation

Description

When developing a treatment plan, clinicians need to be able to recognize not only the specific effects of trauma but to consider symptoms reflecting limited capacities for emotional self regulation. Such problems are often found when client histories included significant childhood neglect or other disruptions of each childhood attachment (Damasio, 1999; Schore, 2000; Sigel, 1999). Clients with a history of secure attachment appear to be more vulnerable to PTSD (Alexander, et al., 1998; Muller, Sicoli, & Kemieux, 2000) and initially need to be addressed with procedures different from those for trauma specific symptoms. Therefore in the consensus model of posttraumatic treatment (Browm Scheflin, & Hammond, 1998; Chu, 1998; Courtois, 1999) clinicians are urged to focus on clients’ personal safety, stabilization, and the development of client capacities for tolerating and modulating strong affect in the early phases of treatment.

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Newsletter

Language

English

Author(s)

Andrew M. Leeds

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Citation

“Principals and procedures for enhancing current functioning in complex posttraumatic stress disorder with EMDR resource development and installation,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17009.

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