Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.
3 EMDRIA Credits
In this classic ego state online course (Watkins & Watkins; Watkins and Paulsen), updated with more sample scripts, the emphasis is on the critical ego state interventions that enable efficient Phase II Preparation and, later, Phase IV Desensitization to resolve traumatic sequelae. Loyalty to the aggressor can stop the legendary EMDR train from going down the tracks. The workshop will address how to work with perpetrator introjects, which are typically the locus of this blockage. Ego state methods apply to clients ranging from neurotic and conflicted to highly dissociative. The latter will be a focus of a portion of the workshop with a very elongated Phase II Preparation (ACTASIF, Paulsen, 2009). The methods learned here will be useful in both Phase II Preparation and in the later Phases III-VI, addressed in a later module.