EMDR 2.0: An enhanced version of EMDR therapy?


The working memory account is the theory that explains many phenomena that we see in EMDR practice. A good understanding of this theory can help the therapist to improve the effectiveness of his EMDR treatments. What do you do, for instance, if the SUD does not decrease and EMDR does not seem to work? Research suggests that there are roughly two options. The patient does not put the memory in his working memory, or the working memory load - by making standard eye movements alone - is not strong enough. In this workshop therapists learn to use a wide range of techniques aimed to tackle these problems. This workshop further provides an update on the latest developments from research that explores and challenges the limits of EMDR therapy. From modality-specific working memory-taxing techniques, to new ways to destabilize memories such as used in the Flash and the EMD bomb. The very latest “invention” is disruption by surprise. These new “EMDR 2.0” applications are illustrated through live demonstrations, and video fragments of treatments in practice. In addition, the participants get ample opportunity to practice with the new material.






Ad de Jongh
Suzy Matthijssen

Original Work Citation

de Jongh, A., & Matthijssen, S.  (2020, June). EMDR 2.0: An enhanced version of EMDR therapy? Presentation at the UK Virtual Conference & AGM, Cardiff, UK



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