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The EMDR Approach from a Belief Focused Perspective

Format Online
Presenters Roy Kiessling
Description The EMDR Approach to Psychotherapy is anchored by the Adaptive Information Processing Model. The Adaptive Information Processing Model is grounded on the theory that experiences, at their inception, are composed of sensory input, thoughts, emotions, and sensations. These experiences, along with all their associated components, become memories. These experiences shape our attitudes, behaviors and perceptions of self. When language is available, a core belief, which encapsulates all the components of that memory, becomes affixed to that memory. Once a memory is established, experiences of similar composition cluster to the initial memory, and over time memory networks develop. The Adaptive Information Processing Model suggests that as new experiences are added to the memory network, that memory network upgrades itself, adding more adaptive perspectives and discarding the now no longer useful information. With each upgrade, our attitudes, behaviors and perceptions of self are also upgraded in an adaptive manner.
The Adaptive Information Processing Model further suggests that when information is dysfunctionally stored, while additional experiences may cluster around the initial memory, that memory, and its growing memory network continues operating from its initial perspective. As such, emotions, sensations, attitudes, behaviors, do not have access to additional adaptive information. That memory network cannot be upgraded with new information. Therefore, that memory network continues to operate based upon its past learned core belief and perceptions. In this case, while the responses were adaptive at its inception, the responses now, are no longer functional. In some cases, the responses are now considered maladaptive or dysfunctional. Interventions are necessary to help link maladaptively stored memory network with more adaptive, current memory networks. In many cases, EMDR reprocessing is necessary to help facilitate the linkage and transmutation of the dysfunctionally store memory network with existing, adaptive memory networks.
While many understand the EMDR Approach to Psychotherapy and the importance of the Adaptive Information Processing Model, many do not fully understand the value of clearly identifying the core negative and positive belief systems that resonate with the client's presenting complaint. Many clinicians, believing they should stay out of the way regarding the client's presenting complaint, simply ask the client what negative belief goes with the worst image representative of their disturbing experience, or give them a list of beliefs from which to select. Additionally, some clinicians fail to see the client positive belief system as a potential source of resources to access in preparing the client before reprocessing, and in between session.
This workshop will assist participants in understanding the value of collaboratively developing core beliefs that resonate with the client's presenting complaints. Participants will learn how to distil the client's presenting complaint's negative belief into a core, irrational belief as established during childhood. Additionally, participants will also learn and practice how to guide the client toward the most adaptive, adult positive belief that will allow the client to activate essential learning, behavior change and reconsolidation of learned experiences.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for this Webinar you must have attended at least Weekend 1 of the EMDR basic training.
About the presenter(s) Roy Kiessling, LISW, ACSW, completed his EMDR Basic training in 1995, became an EMDR Institute Facilitator in 1997, and a trainer for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Projects in 2001. Roy's involvement in EMDR-HAP has taken him to Bangladesh, Poland, The Middle East and Russia. In the USA, Roy has been the Senior Trainer for EMDR-HAP since 2001, not only in conducting trainings for EMDR-HAP but also in mentoring and training Trainers for EMDR-HAP. In addition to his work with EMDRHAP, he has been a significant contributor of the EMDR Institute as the EMDR Institute Internet listserv moderator providing ongoing case consultation and education regarding EMDR basic protocols to a world-wide network of EMDR trained clinicians. In 2006, Roy received the Liz Synker Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award from EMDRHAP for his efforts in supporting the EMDR Community.
Location Australia Wide, Australia
Start/End Date 1 Dec 2012
Time 11am - 2pm AEDT
Cost $77 (includes GST) (This event is subsidised by the organisers)
Notes This is an online event. You must register to attend. You will be sent the link to the workshop a few days before the event. There is no need to download 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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