Keeping it in the zone: Assessment and techniques for optimal processing
This workshops describes the clinical conditions in which phase four processing is most effective: the zone of optimal arousal (a model by which therapists can identify what, if any, interweaves will be needed in phase 4, including the Somatic Interweaves). The zone is the intersection of two dynamic client variables: dual attention and autonomic arousal. The training begins with a heuristic for rapid assessment of negative cognitions and self experience–the domains of Self (a heuristic for rapid assessment). This assessment assists the therapist in predicting the challenges of phase 4, and lends guidance for successful resolution. Part two deconstructs the zone of optimal arousal into a typology that allows the therapist to assess if, when, and what interventions are needed in phase four to keep processing on track. Interventions for autonomic regulation are described in part three as “somatic interweaves.” Lecture, powerpoint, and video will be accompanied by numerous case examples.
Original Work Citation
Litt, B. (2016, April). Keeping it in the zone: Assessment and techniques for optimal processing. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, ON
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