Many licensed mental health professionals and medical professionals have heard about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and that it has strong research on its effectiveness with trauma and other mental health issues. In this workshop, the history of EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model will be explained and discussed. Participants will learn the definition of trauma and how it affects people’s brains and central nervous systems. Many people who have experienced trauma live in self-denigrating or limiting ways. The AIP model explains how EMDR Therapy helps integrate trauma experiences and memories into the brain’s adaptive portions, thereby resolving the impact of trauma as a whole. Participants will be introduced to the eight Phases of EMDR therapy and how EMDR is effective with different populations and clinical disorders.
314 | EMDR Therapy: An Overview
Elizabeth Weinhold, M.A., Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.Ed.
Approved For CE
Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Approved For CME/CEU
Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
1. Discuss how trauma affects memory from the AIP model
2. Explain the Safe Calm Place protocol and briefly practice this technique
3. Identify three different populations and how EMDR therapy can be an effective treatment for various disorders in addition to PTSD
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