May 20, 2023
May 21, 2023
Hilton Atlanta Airport
1031 Virginia Avenue
Hapeville, GA 30354
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Walda Ciafone, LCSW-C Facilitator
Mary French, LCSW-C Facilitator
Relational EMDR Therapy℠ uses the relationship between therapist and client as a central element to help clients who struggle with low self-esteem, relationships, and self-regulation by actively accompanying them on their journey towards healing. This parallel process is a memory-in-the-making for therapists and clients alike, making it a shared experience beyond the resolution of the traumatic memories the client is reprocessing. The Self of the therapist plays an integral role in the client's healing journey as is considered an active ingredient in creating the conditions that make it possible for our clients to "go there." So the question we pose as relational EMDR therapists isn't "is the client ready," but, "are we ready to embark on this journey together?"
IMAGINE GETTING TOGETHER AGAIN! Nothing enhances learning at the Master therapist level like being together—practicing, in person—new skills face-to-face, discussing clinical videos in small groups, then relaxing and networking with your peers when training is done for the day.
After taking part in this training, you will be able to:
- Develop therapist attunement skills using nonverbal tracking of the felt sense experience, using the resonance between the therapist and client
- Develop specific strategies in and out of reprocessing to bring attention to the client’s experience in the moment
- Identify potential moments of meeting between therapist and client, making it more of a shared experience
- Identify one or more attachment-related patterns of response associated with each attachment style
- Identify at least one attachment-related pattern of response on the part of the therapist that can be problematic
- Understand therapeutic impasse through the AIP Model, and how to use the relationship between the therapist and client to facilitate movement in the work
- Recognize the difference between core affective responses versus defensive affective responses both in ourselves as well as in our clients
- Effectively apply clinical interweave strategies (CIC) to facilitate reprocessing effects, making it relational, address fears and blocking beliefs, and generate adaptive actions for future use
- Identify memories for reprocessing that inform the relational patterns that are problematic for the client in the context of their current relationships
- Identify and strengthen one or more positive experiences in between sessions and link it with a corresponding belief about the self that represents the client’s self-experience, sharing in the client’s personal triumph