Breaking The ACE* Poor Health Cycle With EMDR
(*Adverse Childhood Experiences)
Presenter: Carol Forgash, CSW, BCD
3 CEU’s /EMDRIA Credits
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This Distance Learning presentation will focus on the development of an EMDR Treatment plan including a focus on the disorders so prevalent in ACE (adverse childhood experiences) survivor/ patients. The ACE questionnaire will be shown to be a focus of history taking and target development. The importance of the therapeutic relationship, which offers positive reinforcement, validation, and attunement to these clients, will be stressed.
Specialized techniques will be utilized in phases 1-2 to help the patient experience self-soothing, develop emotional regulation, manage any dissociative symptoms, and avoid re-traumatization in the health care setting. Phases 3-7 will emphasize specific work on clearing past ACEs as well as specific health issues. Skills development such as rehearsal, use of imagery and screen work will also be presented. Successful management of chronic, painful and terminal illness will also be a focus of the workshop.