History taking and preparation for EMDR therapy in complex trauma
Cases of single incident posttraumatic stress disorder often permit a degree of standardization in history taking and preparation phases of EMDR. However for clients with complex histories of neglect and trauma a standardized approach is seldom appropriate, and may even be destabilizing. Issues of emotional dysregulation, pervasive shame, rigid personality defenses, covert dissociative phobias and subtle triggers for relational re-enactments, can lead to difficulties ranging from failing to identify essential symptoms to rejecting clients as “too difficult” to treat. This workshop will present strategies for developing flexible and effective approaches to the history taking and preparation phases of EMDR therapy.
Original Work Citation
Leeds, A., & Mosquera, D. (2014,. History taking and preparation for EMDR therapy in complex trauma. Presentation at the 20th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
“History taking and preparation for EMDR therapy in complex trauma,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22807.