1st Summit of Complex Trauma, Dissociative Symptoms & EMDR Therapy
This Summit consists of 4 modules of 3 hours each and it is presented using a webinar format.
EMDR Phases I &II: History and preparation
Presented by: Sandra Paulsen, PhD
EMDR practitioners know that EMDR is a potent treatment for PTSD. Many, however, have found themselves confused and disturbed by EMDRs that do not go as expected, or even have found unsuspected dissociative conditions emerge as a consequence of doing EMDR. This section will introduce attendees to common errors that result in this problem, and how to avoid bad outcomes. Dr Paulsen will help practitioners to assess for the presence of dissociative symptoms that would derail an EMDR process using assessment devices or interview questions. For clients exhibiting complex PTSD and considerable dissociative symptoms, the preparation that leads up to doing trauma processing can be quite extended. Stabilization efforts include reducing internal conflict within the self system, using methods to increase internal coping skills, ego strength and affect regulation, establishing external safety, and much more. This workshop will describe a number of strategies for stabilizing complex clients prior to initiating trauma processing.
Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Symptoms during the EMDR Processing Phases
Presented by: Carol Forgash, LCSW
This workshop will present a theoretical and practical rationale for utilizing trauma informed phase oriented therapy interventions to provide safe treatment of highly traumatized clients in EMDR phases 4-7. A major focus will be the interweaving of the stabilization, affect and dissociative symptom management skills, (taught in phases 1 and 2) during the actual trauma processing and desensitization phase of EMDR treatment.
Clinicians will still encounter triggering, and dissociation during trauma processing and will need to learn how to fractionate, contain sessions, provide debriefing and deal with incomplete sessions. These skills will help clients experience safety during and in between sessions and be able to participate in successful EMDR reprocessing within an optimal window of tolerance. Clinicians will learn to help clients develop new targets for processing in late phase work.
interweaves for empowerment and emotion regulation. Outcome research on the EMDR Integrative Team model will be presented.
Adaptive Information Processing Methods for Treating Dissociative Clients with Shame-based Depression
Presented by: Jim Knipe, PhD
Many clients with dissociative personality structure come to therapy with a deeply held sense of shamefulness about self. The client may be reluctant to reveal hidden, but real, aspects of their experience, and instead have a strong motivation to cover-up real feelings and appear “normal.” In this presentation, the origins of chronic shame-based depression will be examined using theoretical concepts from the work of Nathanson, 1987; Shore, 2012; Panksepp, 2004; Porges, 2001; Seligman, 1976. The distinction between shame and guilt will be examined, along with the relevance of this distinction for treatment planning and EMDR targeting. An Adaptive Information Processing method of treating psychological defense will be presented, along with specific procedures to target chronic shame when it is serving as a psychological defense within an individual’s dissociative personality structure. These concepts will be illustrated with transcripts from therapy sessions, and video segments from therapy sessions.
The Neurobiology of Dissociation In Complex PTSD
Presented by: Uri Bergmann, PhD
Given that dissociative complex PTSD most commonly presents itself as a manifestation of fragmented information processing and identity function, this presentation will synthesize the existing neurobiological research on information- processing. Specific attention will be given to recent empirical findings, involving cognitive, perceptual, somatosensory, emotional, and memorial integration.
Additionally, the work of Allen Schore and Stephen Porges, exploring human development, the orbitofrontal cortex and brainstem, respectively, will be explored. This knowledge will be shown to have a direct explanatory bearing on the fragmented nature of information processing, memory, derealization, depersonalization, and identity formation and structure most commonly found in dissociative complex PTSD disorders.
With CEUs- Early bird- September 8th- $345 USD
Without CEUs- Early bird- September 8th- $315 USD
With CEUs- Regular registration- $375 USD
Without CEUs- Regular registration $345 USD
If you cannot attend one or all the modules live, watch the archives at your own time!!! Take a test for the modules you missed and you will get your CEUs!!!
12 EMDRIA CEUs -Ana M Gomez EMDRIA approved credit provider # 07005