Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.
3 EMDRIA Credits
Online & Required Reading
What has developmental neurobiology taught us about neurobiological maturation and its resultant psychological development? In what way does the attachment relationship impinge on these processes? How can an appreciation of these data help us understand exactly how the brain and mind change during EMDR treatment? How do we utilize this knowledge regarding the neurobiology of consciousness and human development to enhance our therapeutic techniques? Is the unconscious/implicit mind important? Should the emphasis on verbal and symbolic, left hemispheric processing that dominates our field continue? Is the relational field or vortex that surrounds the therapist and patient important? Can we become more active within this vortex to render it more robust?
These questions have plagued and challenged our various psychological and psychiatric professions, for over a century, causing major arguments, divisions and schisms. Fortunately, the past 10 years have evidenced an avalanche of neurobiological data regarding how the human brain develops in the context of somatosensory stimulation and relational attachment. This vast amount of new information charges us to become more aware, fluent and clinically comfortable with the right hemispheric somatosensorial language of our patients and ourselves as we engage in the dance of treatment.
This online course (and required reading) will integrate the data regarding the Default Mode Network and the Mirror Neuron System to illustrate the implications of this material with respect to current EMDR treatment; with specific focus on the expanded utilization of the body scan to render it more robust.