Jamie Marich & Rachel Weaver
6 EMDRIA Credits
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive mindfulness-informed intervention for addressing emotional dysregulation as it manifests in a variety of diagnoses. DBT can be used as a stand-alone intervention, or its numerous components (particularly the skills) can be utilized within a comprehensive paradigm of trauma focused care. DBT skills have long been integrated alongside EMDR therapy, especially in Preparation (Phase 2). In this course, participants will gain deeper insight into just how much DBT and EMDR have in common, and consider a richer array of applications for how one can support the other. Participants will learn and apply a multitude of DBT skills and concepts alongside EMDR therapy Phases 2, 7, and 8. Explore how DBT skills and concepts can assist EMDR therapists to work with complicated scenarios related to abreaction, dissociation, and complex trauma within Phases 3-6 of the standard EMDR protocol. Connections between AIP and biosocial theory (DBT) also highlighted, with implications for client history (Phase 1) and case conceptualization explored. Several case studies of how DBT skills were successfully integrated into EMDR therapy are explored throughout the presentation drawing on the presenters’ clinical experiences.