Case conceptualization for EMDR therapists


This workshop will present a phase model of trauma-informed treatment that is consistent with the EMDR protocol and that clearly specifies how to go step by step towards EMDR. Participants will have practice analyzing a case from the trauma perspective, developing a structured case conceptualization and explaining this to clients, developing a structure treatment plan, and applying this model to their own cases. Case conceptualization has been widely identified as a skill in need of further development within the EMDR community; and developing a shared understanding and treatment plan has been identified as among "common factors" of effective therapy. This method of teaching case conpetualization and treatment planning has been documented to lead to improved participant attitudes and behaviors towards their challenging clients.






Ricky Greenwald

Original Work Citation

Greenwald, R. (2007, June). Case conceptualization for EMDR therapists. Presentation at the 8th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Paris, France



“Case conceptualization for EMDR therapists,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 18, 2021,

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