EMDR Phase 1 and Assessment of OCD Subtypes: Meta OCD, Existential, Relational, and Health-Related Concern OCD

EMDR Phase 1 and Assessment of OCD Subtypes: Meta OCD, Existential, Relational, and Health-Related Concern OCD

This article will discuss four subtypes of OCD: meta, existential, relational, and health concern OCD. Each is described along with standard psychometrics available, insight that each subtype offers about the disorder, and the importance of assessment and client history (Phase 1) through the EMDR therapy lens.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2024 issue EMDR Therapy and Anxiety of Go With That Magazine™️ by C. Paula Krentzel, Ph.D. and Jennifer Tattersall, LCSW.

 


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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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Addiction: A Solution that Becomes a Problem, Treatment Challenges in a COVID-19 World

Addiction: A Solution that Becomes a Problem, Treatment Challenges in a COVID-19 World

EMDR therapy is particularly applicable at the crossroad of COVID-19 and our clients’ struggles with addictions, both substance and behavioral. The integration of ego state (parts) work and addiction-specific targets, in addition to the reprocessing of underlying trauma, converge to make this treatment approach a gift for our troubled times. The unique challenges we are facing also offer unique opportunities to heal trauma, both distant and emerging.

Learn more in this article from the Spring 2021 issue The Evolving Landscape of Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️ by Susan Brown, LCSW

 


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