Integrating art therapy and EMDR for complex clients
When treating complex trauma with EMDR therapy careful consideration to the window of tolerance must be maintained for effective processing. Used in a strategic way, an art therapy approach can help clients through the eight phases with more options for educating, resourcing, effectively containing, and processing memories. This presentation will construct a framework of how to integrate an art therapy approach within the AIP model and eight phases of EMDR. Emphasis on how art therapy can help increase client readiness through accessing affect, containing affect, increasing learning through sensory engagement, and developing mentalization skills will be explored.
Original Work Citation
Davis, E. (2019, September). Integrating art therapy and EMDR for complex clients. Presentation at the 24th EMDR International Association Conference, Orange County, CA
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