How the Development of Processing Speed, Memory, and Mentalizing Impact the Treatment Progression of EMDR Therapy with Clients from Children to Adults
Instructor: Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D.
Approved for 3.0 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills License and EMDR Requirements
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Through the 8 phases and three-pronged conceptualization of EMDR therapy, the individual client's unique presentation including processing speed, short-term memory, working memory, emotional intelligence, intellectual level, and mentalizing proficiencies impact the treatment progression. This workshop will focus on enhancing the therapist’s conceptualization of each phase of EMDR therapy treatment with consideration of how the client’s processing speed may change the flow of therapy; how the client's level of intelligence and memory impact treatment; and finally, how mentalizing impacts trauma reprocessing. Furthermore, the client’s developmental mastery, attachment experiences, and Adverse Child Experiences influence how the phases of treatment unfold.
Goals & Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Plan how to integrate the concepts of processing speed, mentalizing, and intelligence into the progression of the 8 phases of EMDR therapy
- Describe how to conceptualize and implement the concept of processing speed into EMDR therapy.
- Explain how to use developmental mastery, attachment experiences, and ACES score to make clinical decisions regarding how treatment unfolds.
- Describe how contemporary developmental theory impacts the implementation of each phase of EMDR therapy with clients of different ages.