This workshop will update participants on how EMDR is currently taught. It will present the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) as the basis for EMDR as a comprehensive psychotherapy vs. a specific therapeutic technique.
AIP-based case conceptualization and treatment planning will be reviewed. The basic protocol will be reviewed to re-familiarize clinicians whose original training did not include an emphasis on the AIP model.
- Case examples will be used to delineate simple vs. complex PTSD perspectives on EMDR preparation and targeting plans.
- Techniques, including cognitive interweaves, to aid in releasing blocked processing will be highlighted in the context of the window of tolerance, dual awareness and TICES principles.
- A variety of extended resourcing techniques will be taught and practiced for clients who are too dysregulated to begin trauma processing.
- Clinical choice points to use more restricted accessing protocols will be reviewed.