College students' wellness and development treated using EMDR and ACT

Description

College students who endured trauma during their childhood might struggle with their wellness and psychosocial development, interfering with their school performance. This session presents findings from a study examining how the first six psychosocial stages of development predict wellness in college students; conceptualizes these findings using the Adaptive Information Processing Theory; introduces an assessment tool based on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), to map traumas; and presents acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) techniques to work through trauma.

Learning Objectives:

•Knowledge of which of the first six psychosocial stages of development are predictive of wellness in college students (including moderator variables), as well as which psychosocial stages and wellness subscales predict the likelihood of students agreeing/disagreeing that they possess a positive view of themselves, others, and the future.
•Knowledge of how these results connect with existing theory and literature, specifically with the Adaptive Information Processing Theory of trauma.
•Attendees can integrate into their current practice specific EMDR-based assessment skills to help assess for big or small past traumas (cognitive mapping) and intervention strategies to help address these past traumas based on the six core processes of ACT: acceptance, cognitive diffusion, contact with the present moment, self-as-context, values, and committed action.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Lynsey Hinnenkamp
Laura Pignato
Thomas Foster
LeAnne Steen
Ariann Evans

Original Work Citation

Hinnenkamp, L., Pignato, L., Foster, T., Steen, L., & Evans, A. (2017, March). College students' wellness and development treated using EMDR and ACT. Presentation at the American Counseling Conference and Exposition, San Francisco, CA

Collection

Citation

“College students' wellness and development treated using EMDR and ACT,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 30, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24554.

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