EMDR Interventions for Complex Clients with Disorganised Attachment and Dissociative Features – 6 EMDR UK Credits
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EMDR Interventions for Complex Clients with Disorganised Attachment and Dissociative Features – 6 EMDR UK Credits

Arun Mansukhani delivers a workshop to demonstrate how EMDR clinicians can safely utilise a wide range of EMDR interventions in the treatment of complex clients with disorganised attachment and dissociative features.

Holiday Inn Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Full Fee £140.00 (includes lunch and refreshments)
6 EMDR UK Credits

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Key Program Content

  1. EMDR standard protocol: when are standard preparation interventions not enough?
  2. Types of clients for EMDR according to the type of trauma.
  3. What do we term complex clients:
    1. Difficulties at an interpersonal level.
    2. Processing difficulties.
    3. Dissociative features.
  4. Initial precautions and pitfalls to avoid. Overview of the therapeutic phases in an EMDR-AIP treatment plan.
  5. Specific modifications and interventions in each phase of the EMDR-AIP treatment:
    1. Phase 1: Deferred history taking and other techniques.
    2. Phase 2:
      1. Extended phase 2. When does phase 2 end with these patients?
      2. Specific techniques and interventions. Creating the Inner Adult.
    3. Phase 3: Overwhelming or initially non accessible targets: Working towards the complete target.
    4. Phase 4 onwards:
      1. Partial processing techniques.
      2. Different presentation of images, cognitions and emotions in attachment trauma.
  6. Patients with disorganised attachment and dissociative features:
    1. Working with defences in complex cases.
    2. Distinguishing emotional states, ego states, parts and dissociative parts.
    3. Distinguishing types of parts. Understanding and exploring the Dissociative Internal System.
    4. EMDR-AIP techniques to reprocess trauma gradually and safely with clients with disorganized attachment and dissociative features.

 Learning objectives:

  1. Provide information that helps understand and distinguish the different types of trauma and response to trauma in patients.
  2. Understand the attachment and developmental pathways that lead to disorganized attachment and patients with complex dissociative features.
  3. Help understand the modifications required in an EMDR-AIP intervention with complex clients (disorganized attachment and dissociative features).
  4. Analyse different aspects that can hinder or block processing with this type of patients and how to work through these problems with specific interventions.
  5. Discuss the modifications and particularities that we have to take in account in the standard protocol while dealing with IPD patients and specific interventions we can use with these patients.
  6. Provide tools to work with Internal Dissociative systems and reprocess gradually and safely with complex clients.

The course also attracts 6 CPD hours from Jesmond Therapy Centre.

New Training Venue:

Holiday Inn Newcastle – Jesmond
Jesmond Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE2 1 PR

Please click here for a link to the Directions page on the hotel website.

Covid-19 – The training will take place in a large room with a minimum of at least 1 metre distance between delegates.    The Holiday Inn Jesmond has implemented a number of measures to safeguard the wellbeing of guests and colleagues including deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, and enhanced procedures, which may include: face covering requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the hotel, social distancing measures within public spaces and procedures based on local authorities’ guidance and/or advice.

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Holiday Inn – Jesmond
Holiday Inn - Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1PR United Kingdom

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