Counselor’s Corner on Dissociated Clients

Counselor’s Corner on Dissociated Clients

In the Counselor’s Corner column in the Fall 2021 issue of Go With That magazine, EMDR therapists respond to “ …whether anyone has any specific techniques or advice about approaching EMDR with this type of client [avoidant or schizoid might have some traits of dissociation].” Contributors include Alzara Getz, D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, and Azeldri van der Wath, LMSW-Clinical.

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 Fall 2021 issue EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges

Go With That Magazine™️ Fall 2021

Can EMDR therapy help with dissociation? We know it can. Learn more about integrating EMDR therapy into your practice for clients who are dissociative.

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BIPOC Perspective on Dissociation

BIPOC Perspective on Dissociation

In the BIPOC Perspective column in the Fall 2021 issue of Go With That magazine, 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 the identification and/or treatment of dissociation?”

Contributors include Erica Liu Wollin, Psy.D., Rajni Levis, MFT, PPS, CTTS, D. Joyce Mojica, PsyD, CADC Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant, and DK Sung, Ph.D., LP, EMDR Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2021 issue EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Dissociation and Integration of Traumatic Memories: The Challenge of a Comprehensive Definition

Dissociation and Integration of Traumatic Memories: The Challenge of a Comprehensive Definition

After their basic training in EMDR, many EMDR therapists realize that the EMDR standard protocol, and even the AIP model alone, may not be sufficient to conceptualize and treat cases of severe traumatization. Often, such cases include a history of chronic or repeated experiences of physical or sexual violence, neglect, psychological violence, war, etc. Learn more about dissociative identity disorder (DID), Ego state theory and therapy (EST), and theory of the structural dissociation of the personality (TSDP) in this article.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2021 issue EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges of Go With That Magazine™️ by Olivier Piedfort-Marin, Ph.D.

 


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Dissociation in Children: A Multimodal Approach to EMDR Therapy

Dissociation in Children: A Multimodal Approach to EMDR Therapy

Dissociation in itself and specifically the treatment of dissociation in children is an emerging field. The recognition of the roles that disorganized attachment and trauma during critical periods of growth play in the development of dissociative processes has brought attention to the grave consequences of adverse childhood experiences.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2021 issue EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges of Go With That Magazine™️ by Ana M. Gómez, MC, LPC.

 


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Challenges in the Use of EMDR Therapy with Dissociative Disorders

Challenges in the Use of EMDR Therapy with Dissociative Disorders

Clinicians using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy often run into difficulties when clients present symptoms indicative of dissociation of the personality involving different dissociative parts. Not only do inexperienced clinicians have doubts about how to work with complex trauma cases, so do experienced clinicians. Therapists often seek consultation due to feeling unsure about the work that can be done, especially with dissociative disorder cases.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2021 issue EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges of Go With That Magazine™️ by Dolores Mosquera, Instituto INTRA-TP.

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Top Ten Things You Should Know about EMDR Therapy and Dissociation

Top Ten Things You Should Know about EMDR Therapy and Dissociation

Read this list by D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW who says creating a “top ten” list about EMDR therapy and dissociation was not easy. There are too many options to include. Consider this list an invitation to curiosity rather than a user’s manual.

Learn more in this article from the Fall 2021 issue EMDR Therapy & Dissociation Challenges of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Desafíos del abordaje de los trastornos disociativos con EMDR

Desafíos del abordaje de los trastornos disociativos con EMDR

Los clínicos que utilizan la terapia de Desensibilización y Reprocesamiento mediante Movimientos Oculares (EMDR) a menudo se encuentran con dificultades cuando trabajan con pacientes que presentan síntomas indicativos de una disociación de la personalidad o existencia de diferentes partes disociativas. Y la realidad es que no solo son los clínicos inexpertos son los que experimentan las mayores dudas a la hora de trabajar con casos de trauma complejo, sino también las tienen experiencia en este campo. Los terapeutas a menudo acuden a supervisión porque no están seguros de qué trabajo se puede llevar a cabo, especialmente en el caso de los trastornos disociativos.

Lea más en este artículo de Dolores Mosquera Instituto INTRA-TP (A Coruña, España).

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