EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration: Theoretical and Clinical by Howard Lipke

By Howard Lipke

At the start considered as some of the most bizarre tools of psychotherapy ever devised, EMDR (eye stream desensitization and reprocessing) was once brought to psychotherapists eleven years in the past while Dr. Francine Shapiro suggested demonstrable speedily powerful remedy effects. An early endorsement via the overdue Dr. Joseph Wolpe, a founding father of habit remedy, and confirmatory examine stories have ended in huge and fast popularity by way of practitioners.

Dr. Howard Lipke, the 1st clinician approved via Dr. Shapiro to independently provide EMDR education, has written a booklet which elaborates on Shapiro's speeded up info Processing version in delivering what Lipke calls the 4 job version (FAM) of Psychotherapy. This version advances the combination of EMDR idea and perform with dynamic, behavioral and humanistic tools, in addition to with prior in demand integrative models.

Recognizing the commonalities in human healing/growth traditions, the textual content additionally bargains healing feedback to be used of EMDR that depend upon the knowledge of formerly tested psychotherapies in addition to that of faith and philosophy. whereas there's an emphasis on combat-related mental difficulties, Dr. Lipke demonstrates how wrestle trauma and therapy comprise the weather of a huge diversity of doubtless aggravating occasions and the remedy of damaging pressure reactions.

Indeed, Dr. Lipke's EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration has helped fulfill the necessity for a scholarly paintings in this demonstrably potent approach to psychotherapy.

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Few methods of therapy employ overt Category 3 activity. EMDR does with its eye movement and other repetitive sensory/motor activities. A method of treatment called Thought Field Therapy (TFT) may also use a Category 3 activity. In the primary treatment phase, TFT involves having the client (1) simply be aware of a target fear, a traumatic event, or even an urge to engage in an addictive behavior; (2) rate the strength of the accompanying emotion; and then (3) engage in a series of self-tapping, or other simple, selfgenerated, sensory, motor and/or verbal behaviors (counting or humming) specifically designed for the nature of the problem.

Reevaluation This phase involves the reassessment of the previous session’s target material at the beginning of the next session. 1. In the broad sense, cognition includes the picture (visual image). Here, as in Shapiro’s work and the traditions of cognitive therapies, the word cognitive is restricted to beliefs. ©2000 CRC Press LLC I believe that these eight phases of EMDR, as well as the activities of other methods of psychotherapy, can be conceptualized as containing up to four basic therapeutic activities.

I will elaborate later, but one may easily see key features of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, experiential therapies, client-centered, dynamic, and other approaches. Shapiro has noted, even emphasized, that the development of EMDR was not theoretically based. She discovered that rapid, repetitive eye movement had a powerful anxiety reduction effect (initially attributed to desensitization); then, based on experience, she developed a therapeutic approach to accompany this discovery. Developing a Theoretical Construct Only after Shapiro developed EMDR and noted its effects in her work and the work of others did she put forward a theoretical construct, accelerated information processing (AIP), to provide a framework for the consideration of EMDR, as well as other methods of treatment which might share some of EMDR’s properties.

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