Robert Miller – Feeling-State Addiction Protocol
Substance and behavioral addictions such as gambling compulsions, sex addictions, and smoking have been notoriously resistant to treatment. The Feeling-State Theory (FST) of Addiction presents a new understanding of the etiology of addiction. FST hypothesizes that addictions are caused by a fixation of a positive feeling event. Afterwards, whenever the person wants to feel that good-feeling, the link with that particular behavior is triggered.
Robert Miller received his PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005. During his doctoral studies, he developed the basic fundamentals of the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol, utilizing this approach in performing research for his doctoral dissertation. An article describing this approach was published in the journal Traumatology in 2010, originally called “The Feeling State Theory of Impulse Control Disorders and the Impulse-Control Disorder Protocol.”
Dr. Miller began developing the techniques of Image Transformation Therapy because of the need for a better approach to the avoidance dynamic that causes relapses. Eventually, an entirely new therapy developed that resolves some of the most difficult disorders, including PTSD and OCD.
Dr. Miller worked at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as a psychologist, working with active duty Marines and Navy personnel who are suffering from combat PTSD.
Dr. Miller is currently in private practice in Del Mar, CA. and doing research on the application of ImTT for the treatment of OCD, trauma, anxiety, co-dependence, and many other disorders.
- Participants will be able to describe the Feeling-State Theory of Behavioral and Substance Addiction and the underlying etiology of addictions as understood by this approach.
- Participants will be able to identify 3 differences between the standard EMDR protocol and the Feeling-State Addictions Protocol.
- Participants will be able to identify the 3 sets of beliefs targeted for comprehensive treatment using the FSAP within the EMDR protocol.
- Participants will be able to describe how to use the FSAP for both behavioral and substance addictions.
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