EMDR Protocol with Animal Drawings and their Stories
Instructor: Esly Carvalho, Ph.D.
Approved for 2.0 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills License and EMDR Requirements
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In this protocol, Dr. Carvalho shows how we can adapt aspects of the House-Tree-Person Test (HTP Test) to the EMDR Standard Protocol as well as other ways of using pictures of animals and their stories as developed by our clients. This course will show how this can be used with individuals, couples, families, children and groups to identify relationship issues and how to resolve what comes up. This is a very simple format with a great impact on helping both client and therapist “see” the dynamics of what is going on and how to move forward from there. The course is illustrated with drawings from the presenter’s clinical experience.
Although this was developed for adults, it is easily adapted for working with children. The course will be presented with PowerPoint slides and lectures, using illustrations from clinical practice. Participants will be invited to practice the protocol during the class. There will time for questions and answers during the class and at the end.
Goals & Objectives:
- Demonstrate how to follow the steps of this protocol.
- Assess the stories and not interpret them.
- Discuss the animal stories with their clients to identify the underlying issues in their present-day dynamics.