What the adaptive information processing model brings to the assessment and treatment of dissociative disorders
Clients with a dissociative personality structure can be very vulnerable to dissociative abreaction – i.e. “reliving” the trauma with intense disturbance while experiencing a loss of present orientation and safety. In addition, a client who has repeatedly experienced this type of traumatic intrusion is likely to have developed complex psychological defenses. This presentation will include the description of certain AIP “tools” that can be used to help dissociative clients who have strong phobic fears of their own post-traumatic material and who have developed additional mental actions to prevent the emergence of that troubling material. These “tools” will be illustrated with brief session transcripts and video segments.
Original Work Citation
Knipe, J. (2010, September/October). What the adaptive information processing model brings to the assessment and treatment of dissociative disorders. Plenary presented at the 15th EMDR International Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN
“What the adaptive information processing model brings to the assessment and treatment of dissociative disorders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 3, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20167.