Psychosis, trauma, dissociation, and EMDR
In order to treat psychosis with EMDR, one must have a psychological model that is consistent with the adaptive information processing model of EMDR, and with the targets of EMDR including traumatic material held in dissociated form in the psyche. In this workshop, such a model of psychosis will be presented. The presenter will describe strategies for engaging psychotic voices in psychotherapy; he proposes that a combination of EMDR and strategies drawn from the psychotherapy of dissociative identity disorder could be very useful for a large subset of individuals with psychotic diagnoses.
Original Work Citation
Ross, C. (2013, September). Psychosis, trauma, dissociation, and EMDR. Presentation at the 18th EMDR International Association Conference, Austin, TX
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