Philip Manfield, Ph.D., Lewis Engel, Ph.D.
1.5 EMDRIA Credits
1.5 NBCC Credits
It is difficult to conduct EMDR with some clients if they are unwilling to focus on particularly disturbing memories, dissociate when they do, or employ avoidance defenses. An alternative to various forms of titration, the flash technique can be used as a quick painless process during the preparation phase to reduce the initial disturbance associated with trauma memories so that clients will not need to dissociate or defend. The basic principles of this technique will be presented, as well as several videos and a study of outcomes from over 2000 sessions in which the flash technique was used.