Complex-PTSD, while not a diagnosis in itself, is thought of as a category of PTSD resulting from multiple traumas, often occurring over time, often within an atmosphere of attachment disordered relationships and neglect. This workshop—led by Joanne Twombly, LICSW—will provide essential information on the treatment of Complex- PTSD within the 8 phases of EMDR. Gain knowledge of: assessment, coping skill and resource development; treatment of traumatic material through paced and titrated EMDR processing designed to keep clients on track with their healing process, provide protection from decompensation; integration of gains and adjustment to a life not based on traumas from the past.
- Participants will be able to teach clients develop resources, coping and affect management skills.
- Participants will be able to assess the need for and initiate paced processing of traumatic material with EMDR.
- Participants will be able to accurately assess the impact of trauma on a client’s mental health and behavior.
Joanne Twombly, LICSW
Joanne Twombly is in private practice in Waltham, MA. She specializes in C-PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, provides trainings and consultation. She has written on EMDR and Dissociative Disorders, EMDR and Internal Family Systems, and on working with Perpetrator Introjects. Her commitment to providing clients healing has resulted in her becoming a HAP Facilitator, an EMDR Consultant, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant. She is past president of the New England Society of Trauma and Dissociation, served on various ISSTD committees and the board.
EMDR International Association
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Twombly, J. (2020, September 26). Safe and Practical EMDR for Complex PTSD [Online Course]. EMDR International Association. https://www.pathlms.com/emdria/courses/32383