EMDR and treatment for angry and violent behaviors
EMDR offers unique potential in the treatment of clients with angry, violent and abusive behaviors, including intimate partner violence, abusive parenting and bullying. A client’s unconscious drive to “make others feel the way I felt” can be dismantled with the tailored implementation of the 8-Phase Treatment approach. A metaphor based guide to case formulation and a cycle of violence model for understanding behavior and identifying treatment targets will be highlighted. Practical and innovative techniques will be offered to aid in assessment, stabilization and effective reprocessing. Numerous video clips from clinical sessions will illuminate points. Relevant research will be cited.
Original Work Citation
Nickerson, M. (2009, August). EMDR and treatment for angry and violent behaviors. Presentation at the 14th EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
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