Treating complex PTSD using EMDR
This workshop will provide a framework for treating complex PTSD using EMDR. It will first review the relevant characteristics of complex PTSD and then use this information to demonstrate EMDR case conceptualization, targeting strategies, trajectories of desensitization and will provide some cognitive interweaves that are particularly helpful for individuals with histories of repetitive trauma. The workshop will also describe how to recognize dissociation during the EMDR phases, including ego states, should they be present, and how to manage dissociation so that EMDR may proceed to its usual adaptive resolution of traumatic memories and the resolution of the individual’s complex PTSD.
Original Work Citation
Gelinas, D. (2007, September). Treating complex PTSD using EMDR. Presentation at the 12th EMDR International Association Conference, Dallas, TX
“Treating complex PTSD using EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 22, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18357.