The marriage of EMDR and ego state theory in couples therapy
By augmenting EMDR with the explanatory power and clinical inventiveness of ego state theory, couples therapy can be brought to new levels of efficacy. Participants will learn about the relational nature of the Self, psychobiological and psychodynamic mechanisms of attachment, the structure of the relational self, and the challenges of differentiation. Participants will be able to diagnose the interlocking of negative cognitions of client couples and implement strategies to contract for individually focused EMDR. Participants will understand the risks and benefits of conjoint EMDR. Participants will learn a model of EMDR treatment planning that describes target selection and salience.
Original Work Citation
Litt, B. (2007, September). The marriage of EMDR and ego state theory in couples therapy. Presentation at the 12th EMDR International Association Conference, Dallas, TX
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