Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation

Self-alienation maintains attachment to abusive caregivers by disowning one’s self as “bad,” a solution made possible by the innate ability of young children to create imaginary worlds. The cost is…

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Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: A Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation

Clients’ trauma-related fragmentation presents challenges for the EMDR therapist when dissociative responses complicate or disrupt trauma processing. The processing may appear to be going smoothly but, despite the apparent success,…

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Ego-State Therapy Interventions to Prepare Dissociative Clients for EMDR

The workshop will introduce a collection of ego state therapy interventions from the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) for stabilizing dysregulated, dissociative, and attachment-wounded clients. It will describe ways to…

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Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning

The death of a loved one can be a time of unparalleled distress and the adaptation to the loss can be very challenging. Even when uncomplicated, bereavement can result in…

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Demystifying and Humanizing Dissociation in EMDR Therapy Practice

A great deal of fear still abounds about working with clients who dissociate. To address this fear, EMDR therapists are challenged to move beyond the technicalities of theoretical models like…

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