Healing the couple within a systemic EMDR approach


Using both Mony Elkam's reciprocal double-bind systemic model and the AIP model, we demonstrate a new perspective for couple therapy. This presentation will consider how to choose to do EMDR or not in the couple session, using the other member of the couple as a co-therapist, and using individual safe places as a safe place for the couple during the session and at home. The workshop will also include how understanding the reciprocal double-bind can be a guide in the EMDR target plan in determining where to work on the past of each client to heal the couple in couple or individual therapy.






Isabelle Meignant

Original Work Citation

Meignant, I. (2009, August). Healing the couple within a systemic EMDR approach. Presentation at the 14th EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA



“Healing the couple within a systemic EMDR approach,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 23, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18929.

Output Formats