EMDR and psychoanalysis: An intriguing interface

Description

Cognitive-behavioral features of EMDR (contrasts with psychoanalytic treatment):

1. Structured, spelled out "protocols" (versus more free form)

2. Focus on "disorders" (in contract with primary focus on character and relationships).

3. Emphasis on "cognitions" (differs from the dynamic structures and schemas of psychodynamic models).

4. View of what it means to be "empirically validated."

Participants will learn: 1) the key differences in the ways that psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapists view the objectives of therapy and understand what is troubling the patient or client; 2) the key differences in the ways that psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapists approach the task of evaluating the effectiveness of the therapy they do; 3) the ways that EMDR has incorporated a cognitive-behavioral epistemology and assumption set; 4) the ways that introducing some of the perspectives of the psychoanalytic approach can enrich and add to the repertoire of EMDR; and 5) the ways that introducing aspects of EMDR can enrich and add to the repertoire of psychoanalytic therapists.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Paul L. Wachtel

Original Work Citation

Wachtel, P. L. (1999, June). EMDR and psychoanalysis: An intriguing interface. Presentation at the 4th EMDR International Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Collection

Citation

“EMDR and psychoanalysis: An intriguing interface,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 18, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17965.

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