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Thinking AIP and Using EMDR

This course is for EMDR therapists who want to strengthen their AIP case conceptualization skills by distinguishing between the client's symptoms and the root causes of their problem. You will learn how to apply the clinical themes of Responsibility/Defectiveness, Safety/Vulnerability, and Power/Control while also exploring the client's sense of belonging, using an attachment lens to better understand the client's adaptations to their problem. This course is both didactic and interactive, with ample time devoted to reviewing and discussing cases in small groups using videotaped excerpts of actual clients. You will take your skills to the next level regardless of where you are in your journey with EMDR therapy.
Thinking AIP - Intermediate I
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Early Bird
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Training Program Schedule
July 26, 2024: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm ET
July 27, 2024: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm ET
July 28, 2024: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm ET
Trainer / Trainers
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Training Coordinator
Loralee Bowen
Continuing Education Credits
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EMDR psychotherapy is more than symptom relief.  It's about helping our clients grow and change.  This all-new course is for all EMDR clinicians who want to strengthen their case conceptualization skills and be able to zoom in and out between the big picture and the moment to moment to ensure optimal treatment results.  You will be able to:

  • Develop a working understanding of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the three clinical themes of Responsibility, Safety and Choices to better understand the client’s difficulties
  • Distinguish between the client’s symptoms and their problem
  • Learn how to work with your client to develop a mutual understanding of the root causes of their difficulties
  • Explore how a client's sense of belonging may have been impacted by their formative attachment experiences
  • Identify one or more adaptations the client has developed in response to their problem
  • Develop an AIP-informed treatment plan using the mutual understanding of the client's problem
  • Identify and apply specific EMDR treatment protocols based on client and clinical variables
  • Identify and strengthen adaptive responses to present-day life demands
  • Identify one or more ways to help the client understand their problem through an AIP lens

You will walk away from this interactive course with a practical understanding of AIP case conceptualization and how that informs EMDR therapy over the course of time where foreground becomes background, keeping the work dynamic and mutually elaborated between therapist and client.

Here's what your colleagues have to say about their Intermediate Training experience:

Deany is an exquisite trainer. She is not only clear and thorough in her teaching, but is incredibly compassionate and responsive to those who are learning from her. Her approach is both artful and soundly rooted in science, while maintaining the focus on the relational aspect of the work. Learning from Deany has quite literally changed my life and the way I am able to work with my clients. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to train with her.

Jennifer E. Bradley , Psy.D, HSPP

Clinical Psychologist
Bloomington, IN
Jennifer E. Bradley

Interactive Training Format

You will be studying cases with Deany in the large group and then discussing your ideas with your fellow colleagues in small groups that will be moderated by a Facilitator.  There is no supervised practice in this course as the focus is on developing case conceptualization skills and dynamic treatment planning.