The recent-traumatic episode protocol (R-TEP) a comprehensive approach for early EMDR intervention
As part of a comprehensive approach to Early EMDR Intervention (EEI), thls workshop, presents the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) which is an integrative protocol that incorporates and extends existing protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety. The workshop will include video case illustrations. Participant will learn about the issues involved with EEI, the rationale of the developmen: of the R-TEP, 4 key conceptual procedures & their application. EMDR has demonstrated effectiveness in treating chronic PTSD and old trauma memories, yet Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) has not received much attention from EMDR researchers or clinicians. It is proposed that EEI, while trauma memories have not yet been integrated, may be used not only to treat acute distress but may also be a window of opportunity in which a brief intervention, possibly on successive days, could prevent complications& strengthen resilience. Checking for sub-clinical sticking points which can obstruct the Adaptive information Processing (AIP) and don't necessarily show up on the DSM radar, the R-TEP may reduce the sensitisation and accumulation of trauma memories.
Original Work Citation
Shapiro, E., & Laub, B. (2010, June). The recent-traumatic episode protocol (R-TEP) a comprehensive approach for early EMDR intervention. Preconference presentation at the 11th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Hamburg, Germany
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