Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Attachment-Focused EMDR is an evolution from standard EMDR and stresses the importance of creating safety for the client; it recognizes the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of the work and respects the complexity and diversity of clients who present in therapy.
The need to be flexible and adapt treatment according to client-centered cultural and individual needs is emphasized. These basic principles are essential for attachment and developmental repair. This training teaches thoughtful modifications of the standard EMDR protocol and extensive resourcing for stabilization and ego strengthening, which aids in the repair of attachment traumas and developmental deficits.
In a supportive environment, participants learn how to use AF-EMDR in clinical practice. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, you learn to:
- Construct protocols and procedures for using AF-EMDR with a variety of clients
- Demonstrate clinical application of EMDR and AF-EMDR concepts and procedural steps
- Demonstrate client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of AF-EMDR
- Utilize resource development and installation in cases of challenging life situations, blocked beliefs, or for performance enhancement
- Identify methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves and client closure
- Construct AF-EMDR targets using the bridging technique
- Integrate AF-EMDR into clinical practice with a range of clients and presenting problems
As per Parnell Institute Guidelines, attendance is limited to mental-health professionals who are licensed to provide treatment in their states, province or country, and are currently treating traumatized clients. Participants wishing to complete the requirements for AF-EMDR Basic Training must complete parts 1 and 2, receive 10 hours of consultation from a Parnell Institute-approved consultant, then take Parnell Institute's Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training Part 3.