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Dyadic Resourcing: EMDR with Difficult Clients

Format Online
Presenters Dr Philip Manfield
Description This workshop introduces "dyadic resourcing," a resourcing process that, when included in Phase II of EMDR, can facilitate the processing of very early trauma with severely deprived clients, including those with attachment disorders. This workshop will teach the profound role that this form of resourcing can play in making EMDR processing possible. Participants will come away from this workshop with skills they can use immediately with clients.
The goal of dyadic resourcing is to help a client connect affectively to the experience of being in a nurturing relationship. Through this process clients experience both roles, the role of the adult who loves them and the role of the child who is lovable and loved. These roles become increasingly real to them and clients come away with access to a loving non-judgmental view of themselves as a child. This dual experience is ideal for EMDR processing of very early onset PTSD and Complex PTSD. It can also be extremely helpful in most other forms of trauma treatment. Clients whose original trauma was a result of or exacerbated by a lack of a strong connection to a nurturing early caregiver will benefit from a variety of resources, but the resource that is essential is access to a secure internal nurturing relationship, which this process provides.
This procedure is particularly useful for clients who think they were bad or worthless as children, who think the abuse or neglect they suffered chronically was deserved, who are overwhelmed by the intensity of their pain from early childhood experiences, or who are unable to benefit from the common cognitive interventions intended to elicit empathy for the client's child self. In other words, this type of resourcing is ideal for some of our most difficult clients, and helps to prepare them for trauma processing. Mastering these skills will be extremely useful to any EMDR clinician working with clients with poor internalized adaptive adult resources.
The principles and techniques presented in this workshop will be illustrated using clinical videos, resourcing transcripts, and a question and answer segment. Links to free downloadable explanatory material from the presenter's book, Dyadic Resourcing: Creating a Foundation for Processing Trauma, will be offered for those interested in sharpening their skills in this useful resourcing approach.

Dyadic Resourcing: Creating a Foundation for Processing Trauma can be ordered from or at a discounted price.
About the presenter(s) Philip Manfield, PhD, a psychotherapist and trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has provided EMDR training for over 20 years in venues spanning 5 continents. He is the author of Split Self/Split Object (Aronson, 1992) and editor of two casebooks, EMDR Casebook (1998) and Extending EMDR: A Casebook of Innovative Applications ( W.W. Norton, 2003). His most recent book, Dyadic Resourcing: Creating a Foundation for Processing Trauma (Cornucopia Publishers, 2010), has attracted worldwide attention for providing an effective method of preparing clients with very early trauma and neglect to benefit from EMDR processing.
Location Australia Wide, Australia
Start/End Date 13 Oct 2012
Time 12.45pm
Cost $77 (includes GST) (This event is subsidised by the organisers)
Notes This is an online event. You need to register to attend. The first 3 hours will be a WebCast - where you will watch a video presentation. At 3.45pm you can log off for a coffee break. At 4pm you will log on to a different link that takes you to a live presentation and time for Q & A with Phil Manfield. You will be sent the links a few days before the presentation. There is no need to download any software to attend this workshop. You do need a reasonable bandwidth on your internet. This is a list of MINIMUM requirements you will need to access this webinar: 1) Windows XP, 2000, Vista, MacOS X, Linux and Unix 2) Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, Firefox 1.0 or above, Safari 1.0 or above 3) Macromedia Flash 9.0 or above 4) 56kbps Internet connection minimum (broadband internet connection recommended) 5) Webcam (optional) 6) Speakers (optional) 7) Microphone (optional)
Organiser IG - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychology (Vic)
Contact Name Mary Harvey
Telephone 0417311246
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