Counselor’s Corner on Trichotillomania in Teens

Counselor’s Corner on Trichotillomania in Teens

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to “Has anyone used EMDR to treat trichotillomania in teens? Has it helped the person to stop doing it? What do you use as a target? In the case of the teen I see, she experiences pleasure and relief by doing it, but she is concerned about being bald, since she has lost a large percentage of her hair.”

Contributors include Alejandra Medina MA, LPC, NCC, Julie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC, EMDR Certified Therapist Approved Consultant, Maureen Orsini, EMDR Certified Therapist Liberty Counseling LLC, Bret Hoxworth, and Patrice Jacob, Ph.D., LMAC.

This question and responses originally appeared in the Central Forum online community. The answers have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. To view the entire discussion, members can visit www.emdria.org/emdria-community.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2022 issue Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts

Go With That Magazine™️ Spring 2022

How can EMDR therapists integrate EMDR therapy into their practice with expressive arts? Find out how can singing, art, music and story boards can help your clients during therapy session. Also, meet Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, an EMDR therapist who integrates expressive arts into her EMDR therapy practice.

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The Transformative Journey Storytelling Method: A Culturally Responsive Approach to EMDR Preparation

The Transformative Journey Storytelling Method: A Culturally Responsive Approach to EMDR Preparation

Jennifer Marchand, MA, CCC, EMDRIA Approved Consultant presents one method she developed as a culturally responsive approach to EMDR using the creative arts therapy, the Transformative Journey Storytelling Method (TJSM). This embodied storytelling method invites the client’s personal and cultural strengths into EMDR preparation. As clients are guided through each step of the Transformative Journey, they develop metaphors, imagery, and symbols that become a source of strength and meaning for them, enhanced and installed to increase readiness for reprocessing.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2022 issue Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Expressive Interweaves

Expressive Interweaves

Bringing a creative approach to the interweave intervention can support a reintroduction of processing streams to one another, facilitating a return to healing momentum. Essentially, all interweaves are acts of compassion. They indicate the therapist has noticed the stuckness and can step in without taking over. Expressive interweaves intensify that compassion by allowing clients to make use of their creative potential, highlighting how they possess wisdom deep within.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2022 issue Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts of Go With That Magazine™️ by Marshall Lyles LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Ann Beckley-Forest LCSW, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer.

 


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Meet Dr. Cathy Malchiodi: Jazz Singer, Rolling Stones Roadie, or EMDR Expressive Arts Therapist?

Meet Dr. Cathy Malchiodi: Jazz Singer, Rolling Stones Roadie, or EMDR Expressive Arts Therapist?

Even if you do not consider yourself a musician or the extent of your artwork is drawing stick figures, Dr. Malchiodi says not to stress about it. “Everyone can infuse expressive arts therapy into their practice. You don’t have to come from an art background.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2022 issue Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts of Go With That Magazine™️ by Kim Howard, CAE.

 


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EMDRIA Conference 2022: Changing Lives

EMDRIA Conference 2022: Changing Lives

EMDRIA Virtual Conference 2022 includes an outstanding lineup of virtual sessions designed to help EMDR clinicians stay on the cutting edge of practice, education, and research.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2022 issue Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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BIPOC Perspective on Integrative Therapies and Expressive Arts

BIPOC Perspective on Integrative Therapies and Expressive Arts

In the BIPOC Perspective column, EMDR therapists respond to the question “Could you offer a specific example of how some aspect of a client’s culture was deeply meaningful or acted as a resource in using integrative therapies and expressive arts?”

Contributors include Diana Chu, MFT, RDT (She/Her) Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Drama Therapist; Mira Patel, LMFT, EMDR Certified Therapist and Irene Rodriguez MS, LMHC, REAT, Certified EMDR Therapist/EMDR Approved Consultant Traumatic Incident Reduction Trainer.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2022 issue Integrative Therapies & Expressive Arts of Go With That Magazine™️.


An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published July 18, 2022. 

 


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