Integrating EMDR into couples therapy
This protocol (D’Antonio, 1997) integrates Bowen’s (1976) concept of differentiation with a trauma model of relationships. Differentiation refers to a quality of both individuals and relationships: non-defensiveness, responsiveness rather than reactivity, connection without fusion, centeredness without self-absorption, openness with clear boundaries. It might best be though of as a continuum from extremely undifferentiated to well differentiated. Individuals pair off with others as roughly the same level of differentiation.
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