Esly Carvalho, Ph.D.
2 EMDRIA Credits
The integration of EMDR with Role Therapy will be presented as a comprehensive approach to the treatment of a wide spectrum of clients. Role therapy is presented as a “normalizing” approach to trauma and dissociation, treating clients’ inner roles as EMDR targets. Role therapy will be presented as an alternative understanding to Ego State.
Most clients can benefit from role therapy since this is an approach that encompasses almost all diagnoses. Participants will be taught to identify clients’ roles and how they interact within the client, so that EMDR can be used to treat and heal inner roles. Role therapy with EMDR allows most clinicians to treat their usual caseload.
This online course proposes that the symptoms clients present are different roles that are formed and whose development over time is sometimes blocked by traumatic events. We will examine the applications of role therapy and techniques to all phases of the EMDR protocol in order to facilitate the treatment of these clients. Central to this approach is the conceptualization of self and one’s inner roles and counter-roles. Discussion will include how to use a developmental approach to assessment, and will review the identification, mapping and accessing of roles as well as how to promote the use role-specific EMDR targets, facilitating the enhancement of EMDR processing.