Processing speed, mentalizing, and case conceptualization with EMDR therapy
Through the 8 phases and three-pronged approach of EMDR therapy, the client's unique competencies and developmental masteries all impact the treatment progression. The client’s gamut of developmental levels and mastery, along with processing speed, short-term and working memory, emotional intelligence, intellectual level, and mentalizing proficiencies impact the unfolding of each phase of EMDR therapy. Cases are presented that demonstrate how the client’s processing speed may change the flow of therapy; how the client's level of intelligence and memory impact treatment; and how mentalizing impacts trauma reprocessing, treatment efficacy is improved. This workshop is consistent with AIP theory superimposed with contemporary developmental and theoretical considerations from psychotherapy.
Original Work Citation
Adler-Tapia, R. (2018, October). Processing speed, mentalizing, and case conceptualization with EMDR therapy. Presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
“Processing speed, mentalizing, and case conceptualization with EMDR therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 21, 2019, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25314.