Jessica Downs, LCSW
8 EMDRIA Credits
Ego state therapy is a powerful therapeutic approach. This model recognizes that the human psyche is dynamic and multi-dimensional, and uses “parts work” to foster integration of the self. Ego states therapy is a psychotherapy that belongs in any trauma clinician’s toolbox, especially for those practicing EMDR Therapy. This online course will teach EMDR clinicians the foundational skills of ego state therapy. The course review methods for screening for dissociation and how to develop a plan to prepare the client’s internal system for EMDR; key terms and concepts of ego state therapy will be reviewed and defined and the Theory of Structural Dissociation, as a leading model for conceptualization dissociation, will be reviewed. Participants will learn a variety of ego state therapy skills to support preparation work as well as skills to foster target reprocessing. Participants will also learn how to practice Fraser’s Dissociative Table technique, and how this intervention can inform and aid in the therapeutic process.