EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment

1st Edition

Ricky Greenwald

Published August 8, 2007
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780789032164 - CAT# HW15828

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A practical guide to learning and using EMDR

Trauma is a potential source of most types of emotional or behavioral problems. Extensive research has shown EMDR to be an effective and efficient trauma treatment. EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment offers mental health professionals an accessible plain-language guide to this popular and successful method. The book also introduces the “Fairy Tale Model” as a way to understand and remember the essential phases of treatment and the tasks in each phase.

This manual teaches a clear rationale and a systematic approach to trauma-informed treatment, including often-neglected elements of treatment that are essential to preparing clients for EMDR. The reader is led step by step through the treatment process, with scripted hands-on exercises to learn each skill.

In addition to presenting the fundamental EMDR procedures, EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment teaches a treatment system that can be applied to a variety of cases. Using research-supported and proven-effective methods, this book takes you through the treatment process with easily-understood dialogues and examples. Explicitly guided exercises produce hands-on skills and familiarize you with ways to explain trauma to clients and prepare them for EMDR. You will also learn to problem-solve challenging cases using the trauma framework.

EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment also includes an Instructor’s Manual with:
    • sample syllabus
    • teaching tips
    • PowerPoint slides
    • test bank.

    Additional discussions address:
  • why trauma matters
  • posttraumatic symptoms
  • the “trauma wall”
  • the structure of trauma treatment
  • the role of EMDR
  • the eight phases of EMDR
  • preparing clients for EMDR
  • legal and medical issues in EMDR
  • problem solving strategies in EMDR sessions
  • treatment strategies for a variety of presenting problems
  • using EMDR with children and adolescents
  • use and application of the “fairy tale model”
  • on-line and digital resources
Designed to be a comprehensive primer, companion/supplemental textbook, and valuable reference resource, EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment is ideal for clinicians already trained in EMDR, those actively learning EMDR, and mental health professionals interested in EMDR. Note that to practice EMDR requires formal supervised training.


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