The term, Complex PTSD (Herman, 1992, van der Kolk, 2005) has been proposed to describe a pattern of negative effects of prolonged and extreme stress, particularly during childhood. The focus of this workshop is to describe a theoretical framework, and specific therapy “tools” which may be useful in providing effective therapy, within the EMDR Adaptive Information Processing Model, to individuals suffering with Complex PTSD. Important concepts and particular interventions will be illustrated through video examples and transcripts from therapy sessions. Dr. Knipe will present methods for identifying and treating specific psychological defenses and dissociative symptoms with accompanying evidence from available research or case studies.
**This workshop is for EMDR trained clinicians who have completed both Part 1 and Part 2.
Jim Knipe, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado since 1976 and has been using EMDR since 1992. He is a Trauma Recovery/HAP Trainer, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Instructor, and was designated a “Master Clinician” by EMDRIA in 2007. He was a Keynote speaker at the 2010 EMDRIA conference, 2015 EMDR Canada conference and was an invited guest speaker at the 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2014 EMDRIA Annual Conferences, the 2006, 2008 and 2012 EMDR-Europe Annual Conferences, the 2010 EMDR Asia Conference, and national EMDR conferences in Denmark, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, Brazil and Japan. He has been involved with Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, serving as Coordinator for training programs in Turkey and Palestine, and serving on the Board of Directors and as Research and Training Director. He has also been involved in Trauma Recovery/HAP programs in Oklahoma City, New York (following 9/11), Sri Lanka and Indonesia. In addition, 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 (Manfield, 2002), EMDR Solutions, Volumes I and II (R. Shapiro, 2005, 2009), Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation (2007), EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations (Luber, 2009), and EMDR and Dissociation: the progressive approach (Gonzalez and Mosquera, 2012). His book, EMDR toolbox: Theory and treatment for complex PTSD and dissociation, was published in August, 2014, and he is a co-author (with Dolores Mosquera) of an article in the Winter, 2015 issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, entitled Understanding and Treating Narcissism With EMDR Therapy
- Participants will be able to identify three conceptually different types of damage to personality development that can occur as a result of difficult childhood experiences.
- Participants will be able to describe several different ways of targeting and resolving avoidance defenses, idealization defenses and shame defenses, and how these targeting methods may be modified for clients with dissociative personality structure.
- Participants will be able to describe the “Loving Eyes” method, an alternative to the EMDR Assessment Phase (EMDR Phase 3).
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