Stabilization phase of trauma treatment: Introducing and accessing the ego state system
The purpose of the protocols in the chapters by this author is to help clinicians learn stabilization interventions for use in the Preparation Phase of EMDR treatment. Using these interventions will aid clients in developing readiness for processing trauma, learning how to manage symptoms of dissociation, dealing with affect regulation, and developing the necessary internal cohesion and resources to utilize the EMDR trauma-processing phase. In EMDR-AIP terms, as new traumatic experiences are stored as memories in the dysfunctional memory network, the expanding network reinforces the previous experiences. Therefore, a client with a multiple trauma history may have many networks of dysfunctionally stored material. They are easily triggered and overwhelmed when put in a position of prematurely having to deal with trauma processing. This chapter introduces ego states and dissociation script.
Original Work Citation
Forgash, C. (2010). Stabilization phase of trauma treatment: Introducing and accessing the ego state system. In M. Luber (Ed.), Eye movement desensitization (EMDR) scripted protocols: Special populations (pp. 209-215). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co
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