Dealing with attachment issues (small t trauma) and advanced strategies to work with EMDR on complex cases
The comprehension of the attachment's dynamics, from the adaptive information processing perspective, it is a necessary starting point to shed light on the complexity of the patient and the mechanisms resulting in the ego-states defenses formation. This workshop will focus on treatment strategies for complex clinical population and in particularly on eating disorders. Eating disorders pathology is a greater challenge at all stages of the therapeutic process, in which a very focused conceptualization on the attachment history and the ego-states work play a crucial role especially for getting the most effective results with EMDR therapy. Through videos of clinical cases, participants will learn strategies to recognize and understand attachment issues in the patient’s life and consequently develop a more effective case conceptualization and a more complete treatment plan with EMDR. Participants will also comprehend how to identify, validate and work with ego-states, focusing on the fundamental role that such ego-states defenses play in the stuck points during therapeutic process. Clinical case videos will illustrate interventions and modalities to successfully manage some of these defenses strategies (like avoidance, blame, shame, mistrust, phobia). Learning objectives The participants will: - Understand how to read and comprehend attachment dynamics across the life span. - Learn how to identify targets (relational/attachment traumas) on the basis of the patient’s attachment dynamics - Understand the origins of dissociative personality structure in early dysfunctional attachment to caregiver, and how they play a fundamental role in the patient’s history and in the history of the disorders. - Learn how to identify, comprehend and work with the different patient's ego-states. - Learn how to deal with complex cases (e.g. eating disorders) in the light of attachment issues and ego-states work. - Learn new strategies to overcome blocks during the reprocessing of traumatic memories
Original Work Citation
Zaccagnino, M. (2017, June). Dealing with attachment issues (small t trauma) and advanced strategies to work with EMDR on complex cases. Presentation (Mette Uthus, Chair) at the 18th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Barcelona, Spain
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