N. California EMDRIA Regional Meeting
March 17, 2007 at Oakland's Preservation Park





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Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning for EMDR Therapists

Presenter: Ricky Greenwald

Presentation Description:

Knowing how to “do” EMDR is of little use without knowing how to get one’s client to the point of being willing and able to do EMDR successfully. Trauma-informed case formulation and treatment planning enable the therapist to systematically pursue treatment activities that help the client to (a) understand why trauma resolution is important, (b) have the motivation to do it, and (c) develop the affect tolerance and coping skills to tolerate EMDR.

This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with clients with a wide range of presenting problems. The morning will cover how trauma/loss relates to presenting problems, a comprehensive/systematic model of trauma-informed treatment for a variety of presenting problems, and trauma-informed case formulation (explaining this to clients). The afternoon will address client motivation and treatment contracting. Then there will be guided small-group and individual practice applying this trauma-informed treatment model to problem-solving with participants’ (and consultees/supervisees’) ongoing cases.

About Dr. Greenwald:

Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, is the founder and Executive Director of the Child Trauma Institute. He was previously Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Greenwald is a pioneer in EMDR treatment and training. He is the author of numerous professional articles as well as several books, including EMDR in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (1999), Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency (editor; 2002), Child Trauma Handbook (2005), and EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-informed Treatment (in press). His work has been translated into over a dozen languages.





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