August 17-18, 2018
When working with survivors of early, complex relational neglect and trauma, clinicians trained in EMDR therapy trained need a comprehensive framework for case formulation, treatment planning and developing a targeting sequence. This presentation integrates three conceptual models as a framework for case formulation, organizing treatment plans and predicting responses to EMDR procedures including RDI and standard EMDR reprocessing:
a) the Adaptive Information Processing Model (Shapiro, 2001),
b) Adult attachment classification (Cassidy and Shaver, 1999; Main, 1996) and
c) Structural Dissociation of the Personality (van der Hart, Nijenhuis, and Steele, 2006)
Clinical case examples illustrate practical clinical strategies for assessing attachment classification as a foundation for case formulation. This presentation offers an approach to treatment planning that is informed both by symptoms and defenses. This symptom informed treatment planning approach incorporates elements of the parallel models of Korn (Korn, et al., 2004), Leeds (2004) and de Jongh, et al., (2010). Case example treatment plans will be presented in a visual format to illustrate how this model can be applied to simple and complex cases.
Andrew Leeds is a California licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 40 years of private practice psychotherapy experience. Dr. Leeds is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Instructor in EMDR, having received initial training in EMDR in 1991. He maintains a full-time practice in Santa Rosa, California where he specializes in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety, depression and dissociative disorders, and provides relationship counseling He also provides consultation for clinicians regarding the application of EMDR.
Day 1 Friday, August 17
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Program begins
12-1:30 pm Lunch on own
5:30 pm Day 1 concludes
Day 2, Saturday, August 18
9:00 am Program begins
12-1 pm Lunch on own (approx.)
4:00 pm Day 1 concludes
1. Participants will apply EMDR therapy (Leeds, 2016; Shapiro, 2001) to resolve a range of presenting complaints in cases of symptoms of complex posttraumatic stress disorder including affect dysregulation, re-experiencing, avoidance, compulsive re-enactment, depression, panic and agoraphobia.
2. Participants will incorporate awareness of patient’s adult attachment classification (Cassidy and Shaver, 1999; Main, 1996) and degree of Structural Dissociation (van der Hart, Nijenhuis, and Steele, 2006) across all eight phases of EMDR therapy.
3. Participants will enhance or extend the preparation phase (Phase 2) to develop emotional self regulation and assertive coping skills with Resource Development and Installation (Korn and Leeds, 2002; Leeds, 2016) when needed.
4. Participants will assess and resolve avoidance defenses through the use of the Loving Eyes procedures (Gonzalez, Mosquera, Knipe and Leeds, 2012; Knipe, 2015). and the CIPOS (Knipe, 2010, 2015).
5. Participants will select optimal sequences of past, present and future targets to effectively resolve patient symptoms with case formulations based on a) the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP: Leeds, 2016; Shapiro, 2001), b) attachment classification, and c) degree of structural dissociation.
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