Just Published in Psychotherapy Networker!
Relational EMDR Therapy: Showing Up for Our Clients is an article about how Deany Laliotis, trainer and EMDR therapist, takes EMDR to a new level of treating attachment trauma using the relationship with the client to create the conditions that make it possible for clients to heal. She shares her experience with a new client who was suffering from feelings of depression, isolation and loss after a big move and personal life changes.
“She’d heard that EMDR worked faster than traditional therapy and was hoping it would help allay this feeling of isolation, so she could move through her current depression and start making friends. At the time, I’d been practicing EMDR for about 10 years and teaching for Francine Shapiro, the developer of EMDR. I knew the model, protocol, and procedural steps inside and out. I was confident that I could help Maryanne, but I recognized that her depression wasn’t only about what had happened in her life—it was also about what hadn’t happened.”