EMDR, Trauma Therapy Power Tool
In this training Dr. Laurel Parnell describes EMDR's discovery and development, EMDR's theoretical model, the structure of an EMDR processing session, and presents cases from her books. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful and effective therapy for treating trauma-based problems. This revolutionary therapy has helped thousands of people recover from such traumas as war, accidents, assaults, disasters and childhood abuse. In addition to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, EMDR is also used to treat the psychological effects of smaller traumas that manifest as symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem, creativity blocks and relationship difficulties. There are more controlled research studies on EMDR for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder than any other therapy-most with positive results. This is an intermediate course intended for practicing clinicians.
Discuss how large and small traumas affect the body and mind.
Assess clients for potential EMDR treatment effectiveness.
Describe the structure of an EMDR session.