Minding the body: Somatic interventions for enhancing EMDR effectiveness

The Wessex Branch Sussex Hub is running a full-day event in which international speaker and expert on the Treatment of Trauma, Dr Janina Fisher, will introduce a new conceptual model for understanding and working with post-traumatic symptoms to enhance the effectiveness of EMDR treatment.

Timetable

09:00 Workshop starts

17:00 Workshop ends

Details

This workshop will introduce a conceptual model for understanding how and when EMDR treatments can be made more effective with our most dysregulated clients.Participants will be taught simple body-centered interventions that can be woven into both trauma processing and EMDR Resource Development Protocols. This workshop will offer EMDR Practitioners and Consultants the opportunity to integrate these simple but highly effective techniques into their EMDR practice.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Identify dysregulation-related blocks to effective EMDR treatment.
  • Describe body-centred interventions that regulate autonomic arousal
  • Integrate body-centred strategies into EMDR trauma processing
  • Utilise body-centred strategies as cognitive interweaves
  • Increase effectiveness of resource development strategies in the preparation for EMDR trauma processing
  • Explain how to work with procedural memory in order to address dissociative symptoms.

Facilitator

Dr Janina Fisher is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder. In addition to her own private practice, she is a Consultant Psychologist at the Trauma Centre, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a clinician and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an Approved EMDR Consultant with EMDR International (EMDRIA), a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a former Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr Fisher is the author of numerous articles on the Treatment of Trauma and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of Neurobiological Research and newer Trauma Treatment Paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

Booking information

Fees

  • BPS members: £85 + VAT
  • Non-members: £100 + VAT

(Fees include refreshments and buffet lunch).

How to book

For all enquiries please contact Sheila Simons, Wessex Branch Administrator: Tel. 01730 891497 or by email. To register for the event please complete the registration form and return it to Sheila Simons.

Location: 

Conference Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH

Dates: 
12/09/2011
Contact Information: 

For all enquiries please contact Sheila Simons, Wessex Branch Administrator: Tel. 01730 891497 or  by email.To register for the event please complete the registration form and return it to Sheila Simons.

Organiser: 
BPS Learning Centre, Wessex Branch (Sussex Hub)