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LANDRY WILDWIND, L.C.S.W.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Landry Wildwind, L.C.S.W., has been designing and presenting training
materials for clinicians for 35 years and has been in private practice for
23 years. Her practice specialties include: depression, success
inhibition, midlife, relationship difficulties, ADHD, and dissociative
She was trained in EMDR in 1990, 1991, and 1992. She developed a list of
positive cognitions, and adaptations for depression and ADHD. She served as
a facilitator from 1990 to 1995, and participated in trainer training for
three years with the EMDR Institute.
Landry gave her first EMDR International Conference presentation in 1992 on
depression and resistance. In total, she gave seven presentations at EMDR
conferences between 1992 and 1998. Her 1996 EMDR Institute Advanced
Applications Level II training presentation, USING EMDR WITH RESISTANCE, was
videotaped, and provides 7 hours of approved EMDRIA credits.
Currently, Landry practices in Berkeley. Her clinical practice is closed to
new clients, but she continues to offer consultation in her office or by
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:
DEVELOPING THE INTEGRATIVE EGO STATE
Leaders in the treatment of dissociative disorders have developed various
methods to integrate split off aspects of the personality. Ego State
Therapy has suggested that all emotional disorders have an ego state basis
and can be treated using ego-state-based techniques. In EMDR, we often
observe the opening of dissociative barriers in trauma work, admitting
previously unconscious images, sensations and thoughts. Ego State therapy
has been dramatically expanded and adapted to facilitate rapid integration
of fragments and parts both before and with the use of EMDR.
In this workshop we will focus on the process of developing, and, in many
cases, assembling, a healthy, realistic, self-accepting and responsible
adult. We call this the inner self-helper in dissociative clients, but
often with others, this ego state appears spontaneously as the loving,
competent adult. In the treatment of problems arising from personality
defenses, this ego state is missing or distorted. A self-punitive, stoic,
counter-dependent, or perfectionistic aspect interrupts or corrupts the
client's efforts to nurture the self. The persistence of this dysfunctional
pattern often defeats the therapist and the client, and usually prolongs the
pain and the process of therapy.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: Using tools from pioneering work with dissociative
disorders, we rapidly establish experiential models for the integrative ego
state and install these experiences so that an inner structure develops in
the client. This ego state can effectively confront, accept and integrate
functions and habitual attitudes so that they are transformed across time
and circumstances. Personality characteristics are altered via a melting
process of many memories, symptoms, and strategies. The central task of
therapy becomes the development of this integrative function using painful
symptoms and missing skills as exercise materials.
THIS WORKSHOP will include a theoretical overview and handout with
bibliography, two case examples, and an extensive discussion period.
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