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Healing the Folks Who Live Inside: EMDR as Role Therapy

David Hawkins

  • Course: Healing the Folks Who Live Inside: EMDR as Role Therapy
  • Instructors: Esly Carvalho, Ph.D.
  • Approved for 2.0 hours of CE Credits
  • Fulfills License Requirements
  • High Resolution Video

Program Description:

The integration of EMDR with Role Therapy will be presented as a comprehensive approach to the treatment of a wide spectrum of clients. Role therapy is presented as a “normalizing” approach to trauma and dissociation, treating clients’ inner roles as EMDR targets. Role therapy will be presented as an alternative understanding to Ego State.

Most clients can benefit from role therapy since this is an approach that encompasses almost all diagnoses. Participants will be taught to identify clients’ roles and how they interact within the client, so that EMDR can be used to treat and heal inner roles. Role therapy with EMDR allows most clinicians to treat their usual caseload.

This presentation proposes that the symptoms clients present are different roles that are formed and whose development over time is sometimes blocked by traumatic events. We will examine the applications of role therapy and techniques to all phases of the EMDR protocol in order to facilitate the treatment of these clients. Central to this approach is the conceptualization of self and one’s inner roles and counter-roles. Discussion will include how to use a developmental approach to assessment, and will review the identification, mapping and accessing of roles as well as how to promote the use role-specific EMDR targets, facilitating the enhancement of EMDR processing.

Goals and Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss basic elements of Role Theory concepts and technique and how they relate to EMDR therapy protocol in order to facilitate the treatment of clients.
  2. Discuss and describe how to developmentally assess, identify, map and access client roles and how to treat roles with the traditional EMDR 8 Phases.

CE Approval Information

The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.

The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

SFG is an approved EMDRIA International CE Credit Provider, #15002 and maintains responsibility for its EMDR courses’ programs and contents in accordance with EMDRIA Standards.

EMDRIA Approval Number: 15002-DL62

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