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S is for the Self-System Looking Through the Eyes: Using Ego State Therapy to Shift Loyalty from Aggressor to Self and more

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altInstructor: Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 3 Hours of CE Credit

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In this classic ego state workshop (Watkins & Watkins; Watkins and Paulsen), updated with more sample scripts, the emphasis is on the critical ego state interventions that enable efficient Phase II Preparation and, later, Phase IV Desensitization to resolve traumatic sequelae. Loyalty to the aggressor can stop the legendary EMDR train from going down the tracks. The workshop will address how to work with perpetrator introjects, which are typically the locus of this blockage. Ego state methods apply to clients ranging from neurotic and conflicted to highly dissociative. The latter will be a focus of a portion of the workshop with a very elongated Phase II Preparation (ACTASIF, Paulsen, 2009). The methods learned here will be useful in both Phase II Preparation and in the later Phases III-VI, addressed in a later module. The modules also examine:

  1. conference room (Frasier’s dissociative table),
  2. headaches that emerge before, during or after a session,
  3. how to orient, and appreciate parts, and mediate internal conflicts, invite parts to do experiments, and more.
  4. hearing the story as it emerges in the enactments in the relationship field, and more 


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

  • Use conference room to identify internal conflicts for mediation.
  • Work with perpetrator introjects to reduce loyalty to the aggressor.
  • Speak to parts to give voice to unconscious reenactments.

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CE Approval Information

  • This course fulfills 3.0 hours of Advanced EMDR Training.
  • EMDRIA Program Approval Number: #15002-DL39
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC (SFG) is approved as a CE provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists and licensees of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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  • The Steve Frankel Group is an approved EMDRIA Credit Provider (EC Provider Number:15002). SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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