Bruce Hersey, LCSW & Michelle Richardson, LCSW
2 EMDRIA Credits
This online course is designed to give mental health professionals who have taken EMDR basic training a condensed overview of Bruce Hersey’s systematic interweave of IFS and EMDR as taught by Syzygy Institute in their three-step program consisting of 3 two-day experiential workshops. Reframing the AIP network and targeted network as conscious relational entities engaged in a dynamic energetic healing relationship; Functional Dual Attention, and using IFS concepts as organizing principles in EMDR Phases One and Two, allows for the organic development of a treatment plan that identifies the most appropriate current target. Target information is gathered from specified internal sources and Discovery, a method of working with protectors (defenses) using bilateral stimulation, is detailed when the lack of Functional Dual Attention precludes a complete Assessment Phase and desensitization. A possible mechanism of action of EMDR which accesses, enhances, and supports Functional Dual Attention is suggested.