San Diego, CA. November 3-4, 2017
Co-sponsored by Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD
This is a course for therapists who are trained and experienced in using EMDR therapy but who may sometimes be stymied about how to structure therapy sessions for those clients with more complex emotional conditions. Specialized, novel EMDR-related “Tools” — conceptual models and specific therapy interventions — can significantly extend the therapeutic power of EMDR to many individuals who have suffered early, complex, and prolonged abuse and/or neglect. These “Tools” supplement — but do not replace — what has already been proven effective in the use of EMDR therapy for the treatment of trauma. The goals of the workshop include developing an overview of an Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model for treating Complex PTSD and other dissociative condtions and acquiring specialized EMDR therapeutic approaches to better resolve the psychological “knots” and “tangles” that impede progress.
Jim Knipe, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado since 1976 and has been using EMDR since 1992. Dr. Knipe is an EMDR-HAP Trainer, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and was designated a “Master Clinican” by EMDRIA in 2007. He was a Keynote speaker at the 2010 EMDRIA conference, 2015 EMDR Canada conference. He was an invited speaker at the 2006 and 2007 EMDRIA conferences, the 2006, 2008, and 2012 EMDR-Europe conferences, the 2010 Asia Conference, and the national EMDR conferences in Denmark, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, and Japan. Dr Knipe has been involved with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, serving on the Board of Directors as Research and Training Director, and has been involved in HAP programs in Oklahoma City, Turkey, and New York (following 9/11), the Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. He is a co-author of published outcome research documenting the effects of EMDR with survivors of 9/11 and with those traumatized by the 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turkey. Dr. Knipe has contributed chapters to EMDR Casebook (2002), EMDR Solutions, Volumes I and II (2005, 2009), Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation (2007), EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations (2009), and EMDR and Dissociation (2012). His book, EMDR Toolbox: Theory and treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation, was published in August 2014. He co-authored an article in the Winter 2015 issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, “Understanding and treating Narcissism with EMDR therapy.”
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Through lecture, discussion, and extensive video, participants in this workshop will be able to:
- Identify 3 conceptually different types of damage to personality development that can occur as a result of difficult childhood experiences.
- Describe several different ways of targeting and resolving avoidance defenses, idealization defenses, and shame defenses as well as how these targeting methods may be modified for clients with dissociative personality structure.
- Learn and utilize the “Back-of-the-Head Scale (BHS) and the wide variety of applications of the Constant Installation of Present Orientation and Safety (CIPOS) method.