Attachment-Focused EMDR

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Jun 28 2019 - 9:00am - Jun 29 2019 - 5:00pm
World Region: 
North America
United States
Laurel Parnell, PhD

Over the last two decades, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical tools available for treating trauma. In this workshop, Laurel Parnell, PhD, will teach you how to integrate an attachment focus into EMDR, and to use EMDR in combination with a variety of complementary techniques.

Using video footage of real clinical sessions, Parnell brings EMDR to life. You will see for yourself how to apply the ideas and procedures to your clients. As an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Provider, as well as an experienced and highly skilled therapist, Parnell’s workshops are as enjoyable as they are instructive, and consistently receive glowing reviews.

About EMDR
EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Successful outcomes are well documented in the literature for EMDR treatment of other psychiatric disorders, mental health problems, and somatic symptoms. The model on which EMDR is based, adaptive information processing (AIP), posits that much of psychopathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and/or incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences. This impairs the client’s ability to integrate these experiences in an adaptive manner. The eight-phase, three-pronged process of EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. This treatment approach—which targets past experience, current triggers, and future potential challenges—results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers (EMDRIA 2012).

EMDRIA Credits - Please Note:
View the EMDRIA definition of EMDR.

Approved for 12 EMDRIA Credits. IBH EC Program Approval # 16001-13

While no prior EMDR training is required to attend, eligibility for EMDRIA credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved basic EMDR training. This workshop is not considered an EMDR Basic Training course. Completion of EMDR basic training is recommended and important to the comprehension of this workshop’s content. Those attendees with only partial training are not eligible to receive EMDRIA credits. If you are not already EMDR trained, it is recommended that you complete the full EMDR basic training and have training and experience in working with EMDR and this population before using this material.

This course has been approved by the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy for 12 CE hours. Board Approval #2019-066.

Earn 12 CE Credit Hours