Using sudden onset symptoms to guide safe closure of the conference room: A safety checklist
Fraser’s dissociative table technique, a.k.a. “the conference room”, is increasingly popular among clinicians using ego-state approaches and EMDR therapy with dissociative patients. It is a highly useful strategy that carries significant risks. Fraser warned, “One must be well prepared to manage the consequences of interaction with ego states.” A dissociative part of a personality might have vehement yet initially silent reactions to EMDR therapy with another personality part. A therapist might not know about this—at least until a crisis call comes following a session. The presenter will describe and teach the use of a safety checklist for protecting patient safety in and after therapy sessions where the conference room is used with a dissociative patient.
Original Work Citation
Abbott, G. (2015, March). Using sudden onset symptoms to guide safe closure of the conference room: A safety checklist. Presentation at the 11th Western Mass Regional Network Spring Conference, Amherst, MA
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