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Fears, Phobias and Anxiety Disorders / Complex PTSD

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Course 1 Friday 16th of October 2020 – Treatment of fears and other anxiety-related conditions with EMDR

Over the recent years we have learned a great deal about how EMDR should be applied to get the best results in resolving disturbing memories and other mental representations that are critical in the development and maintenance of clients’ fears.

This presentation focuses on EMDR as a treatment of fears, specific phobias and other anxiety-related conditions. Participants will learn to conceptualize cases in terms of how EMDR should be applied to make the treatments successful, and to use the ‘flashforward strategy’, an effective approach to alleviate anticipatory fears. The presentation will be illustrated by many video segments of treatment sessions using EMDR with a wide range of clients.

Course 2 Saturday 17th of October 2020 – New treatment approaches for Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD is a term used to denote a severe form of PTSD comprising symptom clusters reflecting difficulties in regulating emotions, disturbances in relational capacities, and adversely affected belief systems. From a clinical point of view, there are a number of challenges when treating patients with Complex PTSD, including the fact that many of them are afraid of a confrontation with their memories and emotions, that severe abreactions can occur, that dissociation may limit access to the trauma memories during the sessions, that SUD levels do not decline, and that cognitive distortions, for instance about guilt, do not shift. Also, other issues (e.g., regarding self-concept and improvement of relationships) need specific clinical work. Yet, there is mounting evidence from research showing that the general recommendation of trauma-focused treatments as first-line interventions for PTSD is also valid for those suffering from Complex PTSD. But how can this be done in an effective and efficient manner within a limited number of sessions? The purpose of this workshop is learning to overcome difficulties that are associated with the treatment of individuals with Complex PTSD, and to become familiar with new effective techniques to deal with these problems (e.g., by targeting the fear of decompensation due to facing the trauma memories, or by employing high levels of working memory taxation to rapidly process the trauma memories). This will be illustrated by video segments of treatment sessions with a wide range of individuals suffering from Complex PTSD and severe comorbidities. Of course, participants are given the opportunity to practice with the new material.

Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 16 Oct 2020
Start time 8:00am
Venue Address TBA
Description Single day ticket - £154.80
Amount £309.60
Organiser Trainings, workshops and more
Speaker Ad De Jongh
CPD hours 12
Contact No. 01531 820511
Keywords anxiety, Counselling, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Psychotherapy, Therapy, Trauma
Regions Greater London


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