EMDR EUROPE CONSULTANT DAY

10th June 2021
Consultant’s day is only for those who are accredited as EMDR Europe Accredited Consultants.

14.00 - 15.30: Learning EMDR is a process
Isabel Fernandez
President EMDR Europe Association

15.30 - 18.00: The Craft of EMDR Therapy: Advanced Case Conceptualization and The Life Stress Protocol
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy
Washington, DC
 

Consultants' Day

Learning EMDR is a process

Isabel Fernandez - President EMDR Europe Association

The great contribution of EMDR to our clinical work is to make episodic memories associated with traumatic experiences and dysfunctional family dynamics and attachment figures, more functional and constructive. Through EMDR we can achieve in a more direct and effective way what usually took years of therapy. After working on these memories of dysfunctional family patterns and relationships, the client not only solves the disturbing emotions linked to these memories, but is aware of the process he is doing and aspects of his self-esteem, sense of self are enhanced. Clients are more focused on the here and now, have more confidence in their competences and their value as a person and at the same time this process of differentiation and growth has an effect on his family system and parenting skills.

During the process of learning EMDR, participants do not learn only the protocol, since teaching EMDR involve many aspects. Specially during phase 1, in order to be able to make a case conceptualization and a treatment planning, clinicians need to identify treatment goals, use their clinical judgement, take the client’s history and his family history, understand attachment issues, identify the different nature of experiential contributors (simple trauma, complex trauma, neglect, etc.), identify the precipitating factor and the present triggers and prepare the client for the future.

The role of the EMDR Europe Consultant is to guide on the field the clinician to apply all these complex aspects and to master the 8 phases of the protocol.

During the presentation, different strategies and tips will be presented to facilitate the Conceptualization and Treatment Planning, according to the Adaptive Information Processing model. Guidelines to facilitate the learning process of clinicians to achieve Practitioner Certification will be discussed.
The Craft of EMDR Therapy: Advanced Case Conceptualization and The Life Stress Protocol

Deany Laliotis, LICSW; The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy; Washington, DC

Whether your consultees are recently trained or are experienced in using EMDR therapy with their clients, we know our approach is not a one size fits all. Often, our consultees come in asking questions about the many specialized protocols to choose from and how to apply them. The bigger question is how do we guide our consultees to help them make clinical decisions about what is best for their clients based on the AIP model? While the structure of EMDR therapy is important, our ability as therapists to tailor our approach to each client we serve using the EMDR framework is central to our role as Consultants. Through lecture, discussion, and video demonstrations, you will walk away with:

  • An AIP-informed map to identify maladaptive patterns of response to current stressors
  • A working understanding of the clinical themes of responsibility, safety and choices from a developmental perspective
  • A working understanding of clinician as well as client skills needed for EMDR Therapy
  • How to determine when to use a modified protocol to meet the client’s needs
  • A practical, working knowledge of The Life Stress Protocol

Learning Objectives

  • Apply AIP principles to identify the client’s current coping difficulties
  • Identify at least one inhibitory and one excitatory pattern of response that is maladaptive
  • Distinguish between a symptom-focused versus problem-informed treatment plan
  • Identify at least two client factors to determine readiness for processing
  • Identify at least two clinician factors to determine readiness for processing
  • Identify at least one modification to the standard protocol in order to meet client needs
  • Apply the LSP to address current and ongoing life stressors
  • Identify at least two categories of clinical interweaves to facilitate processing demands