“Smoke and mirrors” procedures for managing dissociative impediments during EMDR processing phases
When clinicians understand how dissociation works and how to manage it, the considerable benefits of EMDR therapy can be provided to clients with complex posttraumatic disorders. This presentation is designed to help clinicians manage dissociative impediments to EMDR processing. It will address 1) the descriptive and structural approaches to understanding dissociation, 2) recognizing dissociative impediments (including the phobias of internal processes as defined in structural dissociation), 3) methods for reducing dissociative disruptions of processing, and 4) stepped procedures for managing them if they emerge. Videotape segments will illustrate clinical procedures.
Original Work Citation
Gelinas, D. (2013, May). 'Smoke and mirrors' procedures for managing dissociative impediments during EMDR processing phases. Plenary presented at the 9th Western Mass EMDRIA Regional Network Spring Conference, Amherst MA
““Smoke and mirrors” procedures for managing dissociative impediments during EMDR processing phases,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 10, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21958.