Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR
Presenter: Dolores Mosquera
After many early cautions about the potential dangers of using EMDR with individuals suffering from dissociative disorders, limited proposals have been offered for adapting EMDR procedures to this specific population. Based on these early cautions, EMDR is still considered by many clinicians as offering interventions that are limited to the treatment of traumatic memories in high functioning dissociative clients and only after a long preparation phase that depends on other treatment modalities. From this conceptualization, the use of EMDR is strongly limited and many survivors of severe traumatization are seen as unable to benefit from EMDR, if at all, only much later in the treatment process.
- Describe three key aspects of the Progressive Approach model for dissociative clients from the EMDR perspective and the AIP model.
- Identify three or more EMDR procedures for dissociative clients and link these to different phases of EMDR treatment.
- List examples of dissociative phobias and how to describe methods to work with them.
- Explain three or more strategies for exploring the internal system safely in complex trauma cases.
- Explain three procedures including when, where and how to apply these procedures in their clinical practice, based on the book, “EMDR and Dissociation: the Progressive Approach”.
- List three or more subtle dissociative signals and explain how to adapt treatment pacing to these signals in each case.
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT – EMDR and dissociation: An extended AIP model
10:30-10:45 a.m. PT – Break
10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PT – Empowering the client: working through the Adult Self with EMDR Therapy. Case examples
12:15-1:15 p.m. PT – break
1:15-2:45 p.m. PT – Trauma related phobias. Reprocessing dissociative phobias procedure.
2:45-3:00 p.m. PT – break
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT – The Tip of the Finger Strategy
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Dolores Mosquera, is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. She is an accredited EMDR Europe Trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain—a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000. She is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, a member of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, and the co-editor of the European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation´s Newsletter.
Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally. She has published 16 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing) field in 2017, and was made Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018, for her important contributions to the trauma and dissociation field.