1. Learn how to enhance the therapeutic alliance and to build a detailed yet flexible treatment plan in complex cases.
2. Learn how to sequence development of needed resources and processing specific memories in three stages of recovery: i) stabilization and safety; ii) resolving loss and traumatic memories; iii) reconnection and strengthening of identity.
3. Review key research on affect theory, attachment theory, the developmental neurobiology of affect regulation and the formation of maladaptive schemas.
4. Learn principles and strategies to assess adult attachment status to aid in planning advanced treatment and intervention strategies.
5. Learn fundamental principles and specific procedures to develop affect tolerance and to develop and install resources for strengthening self-capacities and reworking maladaptive schemas.
6. Acquire practical self-care strategies for patients and clinicians.
7. Prevent crises by working through potential problems including transference and counter transference issues.
8. Review challenging cases that illustrate case formulation and treatment planning.
This home study continuing education course is intended for qualified clinicians and researchers who have completed an EMDRIA™ approved basic training in EMDR and who are familiar with Francine Shapiro's (2001) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2nd edition, The Guilford Press and Andrew M. Leeds’ (2009) A Guide to the Standard EMDR Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants. New York: Springer Publishing.