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EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children : Norton Professional Books - Laurel Parnell

EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children

Norton Professional Books

Hardcover Published: 17th June 1999
ISBN: 9780393702989
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book shows therapists how to integrate EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) into the treatment so that adults who have been abused as children clear their trauma more rapidly, escape falling into the victim mentality, and proceed to lead full, productive lives. For therapists already familiar with EMDR, it covers the primary treatment issues and symptomatology of these clients and specific alterations of the standard EMDR protocol. For therapists experienced with treating abuse survivors, it introduces a safe and effective way to process trauma.

Emphasizing the practical, Laurel Parnell not only teaches many techniques to help the therapist when an impasse is reached, but also provides a selection of treatment choices. She demonstrates how EMDR can be used in the beginning phase of therapy for ego strengthening and the development and installation of resources. This prepares clients for trauma processing in the middle phase. Finally, in the end phase, clients integrate their experiences and often feel an awakening of their creativity and spirituality. Cases are used throughout to provide therapists with a deeper, more grounded understanding of different kinds of abuse cases and their treatment.

Readers will find that Laurel Parnell is an empathic, sensitive, and knowledgeable guide to the difficult terrain of working with adults abused as children using EMDR.

Introductionp. ix
My Backgroundp. xi
Conventions Used throughout This Bookp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Treating Adults Abused As Children With EMDR
The EMDR Modelp. 1
EMDR's Discovery and Developmentp. 1
Theoretical Model for Understanding EMDR Processingp. 5
Review of Basic EMDR Protocol and Proceduresp. 12
Primary Treatment Issues and Symptomatologyp. 18
Treatment Issues with Adults Abused as Childrenp. 18
Therapist Attitudep. 31
Important Considerations in Using EMDR with Adults Abused as Childrenp. 32
Early Childhood Abuse and Alterations of Standard EMDR Protocalp. 32
Adjunctive Therapeutic Toolsp. 45
Adjunctive Toolsp. 45
The Phases And Organization Of EMDR Sessions And Treatment
The Beginning Phase: Assessment, Preparation, and Ego Strengtheningp. 57
Presenting Problemsp. 58
History-Taking and Evaluationp. 59
Establishing a Strong, Safe Therapeutic Containerp. 64
Identification, Development, and Installation of Inner and Outer Resourcesp. 67
Positive Internal Resource Images for Further Ego Strengtheningp. 73
Resource Installationp. 84
Reinforcing Skill Development and Sense of Masteryp. 86
The Middle Phase: Processing and Integrationp. 88
Safety, Responsibility, and Choicesp. 89
Treatment Planningp. 89
Working with Abreactionsp. 91
Varieties of Client Experiences during EMDR Processingp. 94
Pacing of Treatmentp. 100
The End Phase: Creativity, Spirituality and Integrationp. 102
Who Am I Now?p. 103
Uses for EMDR in the End Phasep. 105
Tune-upsp. 109
Tools And Techniques For Individual EMDR Processing Sessions
Beginning EMDR Processing Sessionsp. 113
Check-in and Reevaluationp. 113
Modifications of the Standard Procedural Stepsp. 114
How to Develop and Use Specific Targets for EMDR Processingp. 121
The Middle of EMDR Processing Sessionsp. 135
Working with Looping and Stuck Processingp. 135
Suggestions for Closing Incomplete Sessions and Helping Clients Manage Between Sessionsp. 160
Processing to the Endp. 160
Closing Incomplete Sessionsp. 161
Suggestions for Helping clients Manage Between Sessionsp. 169
Cases
Case Sessions Demonstrating Various Techniquesp. 173
The Case of Anya: Working with Powerful Somatosensory Abreactionsp. 173
Gina's Sessions: Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 183
Theresa: Two Sessions Demonstrating the Use of Interweavesp. 188
Christinap. 194
Referencesp. 209
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780393702989
ISBN-10: 0393702987
Series: Norton Professional Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th June 1999
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1