N. California EMDRIA Regional Meeting
April 5, 2014 at Oakland's Preservation Park





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Title: EMDR Up Close: Subtleties of Trauma Processing

Presenter: Philip Manfield

Brief summary:

Topics will include:

        Finding the right target

        Lighting up a target

        Evaluating processing quality and improving it

        Advanced use of Cognitive Interweaves

        Working with Dissociation and Phobias

        Advanced protocols for specific issues and populations


Each topic area will be illustrated with short clinical video clip(s), and participants will be given the opportunity to practice what they are learning. Participants are encouraged to bring in videos of their sessions for consultation.

Bio of  PRESENTER-Philip Manfield, PhD:

Dr. Philip Manfield has trained EMDR clinicians domestically and internationally for the past twelve years, first as a training facilitator for the EMDR institue and most recently as a trainer. He has taught in a variety of university settings, and has edited two EMDR casebooks: Extending EMDR: A casebook of innovative applications, (W.W. Norton, 1998), and EMDR casebook (W.W. Norton, 2002). He has practiced psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past twenty-eight years, and is the EMDRIA Northern California Regional Coordinator.


Publications of Philip Manfield, Ph.D.:

Author, EMDR Up Close: Subtleties of Trauma Processing, Cornucopia Publishers, 2013

Author, Dyadic Resourcing: Creating a Foundation for Processing Trauma, Cornucopia Publishers, 2010

Editor, EMDR Casebook, W.W. Norton, 2003.

Author with Dr. Francine Shapiro: Application of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to Personality Disorders, in Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory and Practice, Jeffrey Magnavita, ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Editor and primary contributor, Extending EMDR: A casebook of innovative applications, W.W. Norton, 1998.

Author, Split self/ split object: Understanding and treating borderline, narcissistic and schizoid disorders, Jason Aronson Publishers, 355 pages, 1992.

Featured in 3 Minute Consultations with America's Greatest Psychotherapists, Jason Aronson, ED. , Jason Aronson Publishers, 2001



Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the essential element of an affect bridge that takes it beyond words

2. Explain why asking if a similar event has ever happened to the client is relatively ineffective.

3. List three attributes of a congruent activated target.

4. Name the three generic resources, and a cognitive interweave associated with each.

5. State that he or she has practiced three cognitive interweaves


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