Some people find themselves repeatedly involved in harmful and abusive relationships. Many of them struggle to walk away from the relationship, set boundaries, or protect themselves adequately. There are two concepts that will be important to differentiate clearly: responsibility and vulnerability. Although the perpetrator is the only one responsible for the mistreatment, the victim may have vulnerabilities that come from her personal history. In this presentation—by Dolores Mosquera, Psy—we will take a look at the different problem areas in which it is usually necessary to intervene. Cases will be presented from an EMDR perspective, both in terms of case conceptualization and treatment.
- Participants will be able to identify internalized toxic messages and how they show up in therapy.
- Participants will be able to describe diverse difficulties with positive affect, including dysfunctional positive affect and how to work with it.
- Participants will be able to describe at least 4 defenses and difficulties with emotional regulation in victims of gender violence.
Dolores Mosquera, Psy
Dolores Mosquera, Psy, is a psychologist specializing in complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders. INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain. Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally. She has published several books, book chapters and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation. She has received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field in 2017, received the MAM10 Prix David Servan-Schreiber award in 2021 to a foreign researcher who has made a notable international contribution to EMDR.
EMDR International Association
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Mosquera, D. (2021, November 6). EMDR Therapy for Domestic Violence [Online Course]. EMDR International Association. https://www.pathlms.com/emdria/courses/43913