Tree of Life: A visual resource intervention for EMDR Therapy
Course: Tree of Life: A visual resource intervention for EMDR Therapy
Instructors: Raquel Hoersting, Ph.D.
Approved for 2.0 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills License Requirements
High Resolution Online Streaming Video
Adapted from the Pillars of Life (Raimundo, 1999), the Tree of Life for EMDR Therapy (EMDR-ToL) incorporates elements from resource development installation and narrative therapy into a collective visual representation of a tree.
Often used in the preparation phase of EMDR Therapy, the EMDR-ToL is a protocol that focuses only on positive autobiographical memories, associating them with a positive cognition, activating positive associative networks, and making salient the positive life narratives that might have been neglected.
An overview of the background, development, and application of the EMDR-ToL are illustrated with step-by-step explanations and case examples. This protocol is easily adapted to working with children and adults, groups or dyads, and other visual variations can be interchanged. The preliminary results of a pre- and post-test study conducted with university students has shown EMDR-ToL to increase the number and quality of positive cognitions, lower levels of perceived academic burnout and appears to be effective for both in-person and online settings. This protocol serves as an additional resource that EMDR Therapy clinicians can use when working with clients from various cultural backgrounds, ages, and settings.
Course Goal and Objectives
At the conclusion of this program:
- Assess a client’s internalized strengths and resources.
- Summarize research in the area of resource development and the EMDR-ToL.
- Integrate the EMDR-ToL protocol into the 8-phases of EMDR Therapy.
Your access to the course material extends for 3-years from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.