EMDR and treatment for angry and violent behaviors


EMDR offers unique potential in the treatment of clients with angry and violent behaviors. This workshop will include an initial review of the issue’s prevalence, common dynamics, and historic intervention strategies. The underaddressed role of trauma often driving these tendencies will be illuminated. Primary focus will be on the tailored implementation of the 8-Phase Treatment approach. Keys to successful clinical engagement, risk assessment and a metaphor based guide to case formulation will be highlighted. Considerations in the identification, prioritization and sequencing of targets for processing will be outlined. Clinical examples will be offered to illuminate points, including video taped case material.






Mark Nickerson

Original Work Citation

Nickerson, M. (2008, September). EMDR and treatment for angry and violent behaviors. Presentation at the 13th EMDR International Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ



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