Learn Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children with Dr. Laurel Parnell
12-Hour Workshop on DVD or Digital Download
In this masterfully presented intensive workshop, Dr. Parnell offers you a synergistic combination of technical knowledge and therapeutic skill.
Embrace two worlds of knowing that are often separated:
- The science of early attachment relationships
- The practice of healing within an EMDR framework
A Groundbreaking Method to Help Your Clients
As a world-renowned leader and innovator in the field of Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dr. Parnell integrates attachment theory — one of the most dynamic theoretical areas in psychotherapy today — with EMDR. The two techniques together give you a remarkably effective method to help your clients struggling with relational trauma and attachment deficits.
While you may already be using EMDR in your practice, the phases and procedural steps require adjustments when treating childhood trauma.
Trauma in childhood can impact a client’s sense of safety and capacity to form close emotional relationships in adulthood. These relational traumas can include childhood physical or sexual abuse, neglect, early losses, birth trauma, medical trauma, caregiver disconnection and vicarious trauma.
As an EMDR therapist, to be most successful with this population it is important to incorporate an attachment-repair orientation into the therapy. Through lecture, case examples and video clips you will learn how attachment repair can be integrated into all phases of EMDR treatment.
EMDR Designed to Treat Childhood Abuse
Based in part on material from Dr. Parnell’s book, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, this workshop presents practical information and encourages the creative use of EMDR with these clients. EMDR therapists need a specific and advanced understanding of the EMDR method — as well as additional skills — to complete treatment successfully. In this workshop, the overall course of treatment with EMDR is outlined, but attachment repair is focused on in more detail.
12-Hour Workshop on DVD
Orders within the U.S.
$399 + $10 shipping
Digital Download Option
*12 CEUs are available. You will receive further details on how to obtain them after purchase.
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be better able to:
- Describe the five basic principles of Attachment-Focused EMDR and how they can be integrated into the treatment of relational trauma
- Discuss how an attachment focus can be integrated into the history taking and preparation phases of EMDR
- List the four most commonly used resources to install as well as other useful resources and how they can be integrated into EMDR with an attachment focus
- Describe how to repair early developmental stages using imagination and bilateral stimulation
- Name three techniques for working with dissociation
- Describe four ways to integrate an attachment focus into the desensitization, installation, closure and reevaluation phases of EMDR
- Utilize at least four interweave strategies
- Describe how and why to adapt the standard EMDR protocol for clients with attachment wounds
Learn Practical Ways to Integrate a Relational, Client-Centered Approach to Healing Attachment Trauma
For many traumatized clients, attachment repair is a critically important component of successful treatment. Over the last two decades, Attachment-Focused EMDR has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical tools available to effectively and efficiently help trauma therapists improve their therapeutic outcomes.
Through 7 powerful sessions, Dr. Parnell will teach you how to modify traditional EMDR protocols to use with your most difficult and challenging clients.
Centered around videos of actual client sessions conducted by Dr. Parnell, you’ll be able to experience, not just hear, how to apply Attachment-Focused EMDR to your trauma treatment approach.
Dr. Laurel Parnell will guide you step-by-step through 7 intensive sessions:
|Session 1: The 5 Basic Principles of Attachment-Focused EMDR
Session 1 lays the groundwork for Attachment-Focused EMDR and details what is needed from you, as an EMDR therapist, to repair your client’s attachment wounds.
|Session 2: Tapping in Resources
In this session, Dr. Parnell outlines the steps to effectively install the 4 most important resources a client must have to process their traumatic memories. Watch Dr. Parnell use these steps in an in-session video demonstration with a client.
|Session 3: Utilizing Love Resources and Other Attachment Repair Resources
Building on your new resource installation skills and understanding of the 4 most important attachment repair resources, Session 3 covers alternative resources that clients may develop. These include creating new parents, utilizing love resources and the right way to use the therapist as a resource.
|Session 4: Preparing Clients for EMDR
With resources installed, you and your client are ready to begin EMDR treatment. In this session, you’ll explore the 3 phases of Attachment-Focused EMDR treatment:
You’ll also get valuable techniques to help prepare your clients for treatment.
|Session 5: The Modified Protocol
How does an EMDR therapist manage challenging clinical situations? This session gets into strategies and steps to modify the standard EMDR protocol. Through demonstration videos and discussion, you’ll learn the 5 benefits of the modified EMDR protocol. Explore how and why you should adapt the standard EMDR protocol for clients with attachment wounds.
|Session 6: Successful Target Development
In this session, you’ll master techniques to get through the most challenging parts of EMDR therapy. You’ll receive 4 ways to integrate an attachment focus into the desensitization, installation, closure and re-evaluation phases of EMDR. Gain valuable strategies to successfully use the bridging technique.
|Session 7: Helping Clients with Processing Difficulties and Using Interweaves
Processing difficulties can quickly derail an EMDR session if you aren’t prepared for them. In this session, Dr. Parnell teaches you techniques to help your ”stuck” clients work through their processing difficulties by:
Through in-session video demonstrations and discussion, Dr. Parnell will teach interweave strategies and show you the right way to close an EMDR session so your clients can fully process their memories and leave the session at peace.