When we were all trained in EMDR therapy, we were told all you have to do is say, “Go with that” and everything will change. While EMDR therapy is amazingly effective, it is often not quite that simple. Sometimes our clients’ processing stops, and we do not understand why. The focus for this workshop—presented by Deborah Silveria, Ph.D. and Michelle Gottlieb, Psy.D.—will be on three specific issues that block reprocessing: blocking beliefs, feeder memories and ecological appropriateness. By the end of the workshop, you will understand what these concepts are and techniques and strategies to help your clients through these blocks.
- Participants will be able to define and identify blocking beliefs. Be able to apply strategies to overcome them.
- Participants will be able to define and identify feeder memories. Be able to apply strategies to overcome them.
- Participants will be able to define and identify ecological appropriateness. Be able to apply strategies to overcome them.
Deborah Silveria, Ph.D.
Deborah Silveria, Ph.D., is both a licensed psychologist and LMFT. She has a private practice in Costa Mesa, CA. affiliated with the Amen Clinics. She is an EMDR Trainer for EMDR/HAP, and EMDR/PT, and trained clinicians in Uganda in EMDR. She is a member of TCTI, an EAP that has over 100 contracts for counseling with Public Safety. She has worked critical incidents nationally and internationally providing CISM services. She has been the Clinical Director of a Non-Profit for Abused Children, Director of an in-patient adolescent psychiatric unit and Head of a Partial Hospitalization program.
Michelle Gottlieb, Psy.D., MFT, LPCC
Michelle Gottlieb, Psy.D, MFT, LPCC, is an experienced clinician with a private practice in Fullerton, CA specializing in complex trauma and chronic pain/illness. She is also adjunct faculty at Cal State, Fullerton in the counseling department, graduate division for over ten years with exemplary reviews. Dr. Gottlieb is co-founder and co-president of EMDR Professional Training. She can be reached at www.michellegottlieb.com.
EMDR International Association
The presenter(s) retains control over the publishing and copyright of this presentation/course.
Silveria, D. & Gottlieb, M. (2021, November 13). What To Do When “Go With That” Does Not Work: Clinical Choice Points [Online Course]. EMDR International Association. https://www.pathlms.com/emdria/courses/44233