Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute
Clinically focused, comprehensive training in the EMDR approach to psychotherapy
Day 1I. The Foundations Of Working With Trauma And Dissociation.
An overview of psychotraumatology
An overview of the model Structural Dissociation
Differential diagnosis and standardized assessment tools for trauma related disorders.
Phase oriented model of treatment for PTSD and Complex PTSD
Methods of stabilization
II. Standardized assessment of symptoms
III. Standardized assessment of dissociative symptoms and disorders
IV. History and Overview of EMDR
V. Overview of the eight phases of EMDR
VI. Model, Method and Mechanism
Model – Adaptive Information Processing (AIP)
Method – Standard EMDR Protocol for PTSD
Possible mechanisms underlying the empirically supported treatment effects of EMDR.
Day 2I. Case formulation -- Attachment theory as a foundation for EMDR treatment planning
II. Principles and approaches to history taking in ASD, PTSD, Complex PTSD and DDNOS/DID
III. Assessing Readiness for Reprocessing
IV. Preparation phase
The therapeutic alliance
Psychoeducation on diagnosis and treatment of PTSD with EMDR
Issues and methods of informed consent to treatment with EMDR
Introducing mechanics of bilateral eye movements and alternative BLS
V. Didactic training and demonstration of methods of stabilization
Breathing Exercises and Coherence training
Calm place exercise
Resource development and installation (RDI)
Day 3I. Review: history taking and targeting sequence
II. Case examples of history taking and targeting sequence
III. Phase three - assessment of the target to be reprocessed
Purposes of the assessment phase
Rationale for order of steps in the assessment phase.
Procedural steps for the assessment phase
2. Negative Cognition
3. Positive Cognition
4. Validity of Cognition
Video demonstrating the Assessment Phase
IV. Introduction to basic elements of phases four, five, six and seven
Day 4I. Review: The assessment phase
II. Desensitization – Phase 4
III. Installation – Phase 5
IV. Body Scan – Phase 6
V. Closure – Phase 7
VI. Selecting clients for initial clinical application of EMDR reprocessing
VII. Standards for scope of practice during and after basic training in EMDR.
VIII. Video demonstrating Phases 3-7
Day 5I. Review of principles and procedures in phases four, five, six and seven.
II. Phase eight re-evaluation
III. Introduction to using EMDR with children and adolescents
IV. Introduction to maintaining and restoring effective reprocessing
Day 6I. Treating unconsolidated memories with the “recent events” protocol
II. Working with combat trauma and the military culture
III. Advanced topics in maintaining and restoring effective reprocessing
Day 7I. Treating somatic disorders and chronic pain with EMDR
II. Treating traumatic and complex grief with EMDR
III. Treating Specific Phobias with EMDR
IV. Treating panic attacks with and without agoraphobia
V. The DeTUR protocol for substance abuse and compulsive behaviors
Day 8I. Working with survivors of incest, sexual abuse and early neglect.
II. Issues in working with severe DDNOS and DID
III. Completing the treatment plan in cases of PTSD
IV. The EMDR Community
V. The need for ongoing continuing education in EMDR and consultation.
VI. Systems issues
Insurance reimbursement and acceptance by agency clinical directors.
Adjunctive use of EMDR
EMDRIA member code of conduct
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