In this 1.5 CEU training, Dr. Laurel Parnell presents the five basic principles of Attachment-Focused EMDR and how they are implemented in the treatment of traumatized clients with attachment wounds. Case material and video clips of sessions will be used to illustrate key points.

     Attachment-focused EMDR is a new model of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) developed over a period of nineteen years by EMDR trainer Dr. Laurel Parnell. This model adapts this powerful and effective trauma therapy to the needs of clients with attachment wounds. In this training, Dr. Parnell explains how the standard EMDR protocol can be modified so that it flows more easily, supports client safety, maintains the therapeutic connection, and enhances attunement.

         Attachment-focused EMDR is client-centered and emphasizes a reparative therapeutic relationship, using a combination of Resource Tapping (Tapping In, Parnell, 2008) to strengthen clients, EMDR to process traumas and talk therapy to help integrate the information from the EMDR sessions and to provide healing from therapist-client interaction. This is an intermediate course* intended for practicing clinicians.
– Available in video, audio, or DVD for $19.95-$29.95 Register at the Ben Franklyn Istitute or click here.

* I recommend Dr. Parnell's work for experienced  EMDR clinicians as she teaches many modifications to Shapiro's standard protocol.  I've found beginning EMDR therapists become confused, but  for those well grounded in the standard protocol who have confidence in making good clinical decisions regarding adaptations, her work with attachment and resourcing is excellent.

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