12 EMDRIA Credits
This online course will explore the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders and process addictions—specifically with clients who are not yet abstinent or new to recovery—by discussing the unique treatment considerations that arise during each phase of the EMDR protocol when treating this population. The individual and cultural factors that increase vulnerability to developing an addictive disorder will be reviewed throughout the training. Additionally, common risk factors and assessment issues, addiction specific resources and preparation work, how to addresses and desensitize triggers, urges, cravings, avoidance defenses and “positive feeling states”, and the use of the standard EMDR protocol in the treatment of addiction are all taught and highlighted with case example, video clips and guided practice. No modification of phases 3-6 of the standard EMDR protocol are being proposed. Video recording of addiction specialists from throughout the world are used to address common questions and concerns when working with this population. Additionally, there is a special review section designed to assist you in integrating the learning material while preparing you for the post test.