March 31, 2012 at Oakland's Preservation Park
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EMDR & Depression
ROBIN SHAPIRO M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
EMDRs Standard Protocol is a powerful intervention that can impact many kinds of depression. Participants will learn about Van der Kolks research, other research and clinical experience to bring EMDRs Standard Protocol to the treatment of trauma-based, attachment-based and endogenous depression and mood disorders. They will understand the etiology, assessment, and treatment for each kind of depression. They will take home EMDR skills to work with mood disorders and endogenous depression. The AIP is cited throughout. Other interventions, including ego-state, biological, and other interventions are described, when appropriate. The presentation is user-friendly, with interventions that can be implemented immediately.
· Participants will know (based on Bessel van der Kolks research) that short-term EMDR treatment can impact and often eradicate symptoms of depression and understand, through the lens of the AIP how EMDR works with simple and more complex trauma. 10 minutes
· Participants will understand how trauma, including traumas of commission or omission early in life, leading to disrupted attachment, may lead to depression. 10 minutes
· Participants will be able to apply EMDR to treat trauma-based depression. 10 minutes
· Participants will be able to employ EMDR to help individuals suffering from endogenous depression and mood disorders, using it to enhance affect tolerance, anticipate and handle mood swings with Future Template interventions, and use appropriate positive cognitions. 1 hour
About Robin Shapiro:
Robin Shapiro, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., has been an EMDRIA-approved trainer, practitioner and consultant in Seattle, known for user-friendly explanations of complex material. She has presented workshops at four Northwest and four international EMDR conferences. She is skilled at synthesizing diverse therapy modalities and explaining them, simply, to other therapists. Robin edited and contributed to EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005) and EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance and More (2009) and wrote Trauma Treatments Handbook: Protocols Across the Spectrum (2010).