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EMDR in Treatment of Addictive & Compulsive Behaviors
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Presented by Susan Brown, LCSW Approved for 14 EMDRIA Credits

7/19/2014 to 7/20/2014
When: 7/19/2014
Where: Embassy Suites
150 Anza Blvd
Burlingame, California  94104
United States
Presenter: Susan Brown, LCSW
Contact: EMDR Institute
831-761-1040

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EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Trauma with Symptoms of Addictive & Compulsive Behaviors

Approved for 14 EMDRIA Credits

An untreated complex trauma history can be a fundamental contributor to the development and maintenance of symptoms of addictive and compulsive behaviors. These include (but are not limited to) alcohol and drug abuse, compulsive gambling, food, pornography, sex, and self-harm. It is believed that people use substances and other behaviors to "self-medicate" trauma-driven symptoms such as flashbacks, avoidance, numbing, depression, and distressing body states that can trigger cravings and relapse. Several modified, addiction-specific EMDR protocols suggest that it is equally important to target positively associated feelings, memories, urges, and euphoric recall that are linked with addictive behaviors thereby helping to break the cycle of "cue-driven" relapse.

To register or for more information, please visit www.emdr.com.

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