EMDR ADVANCED TRAINING
WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS:
Reprocessing Early Trauma & Neglect In Implicit Memory
KATIE OSHEA, MS, LCPC, LMHC
EMDRIA APPROVED CONSULTANT
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WHERE: Empire Landmark Hotel,
#1400 Robson Street, VANCOUVER, BC
WHEN: October 1 & 2, 2016
8:30 am – 5 pm
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is approved for 13.5 EMDRIA CE credits and is designed:
– for licensed professional who completed an EMDRIA Approved
Basic EMDR training, which is required for attendance.
– to meet CE requirements for licensed MFTs, RSWs, RCCs, RPsychs,
and psychiatric nurses.
Certificates of Completion are awarded to facilitate application to your
credentialing board for 13 CEUS’s.
Objectives: Participants will learn how to use an adaptation of the standard
EMDR protocol, The Early Trauma Protocol, with individuals of all ages
Participants will be able to:
∗ Identify challenges to applying EMDR to early developmental trauma
∗ Prepare clients for early trauma processing using client-friendly education and
∗ Efficiently re-install native resources without accessing disturbing material
∗ Systematically extend the standard EMDR protocol to access and reprocess very
early trauma held in implicit memory
∗ Use “imaginative” interweaves to stimulate blocked processing and ensure that
reprocessing is complete
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OVERVIEW AND RATIONALE
We have long known that babies are influenced by environment even in the womb and that the first three years of life are the most formative. However, memory is not stored in words at that early age, so Katie O’Shea has
developed an adaptation of the standard EMDR protocol to reprocess trauma from those very early years. This
protocol can be used with people of all ages.
The challenges of using EMDR for early trauma and neglect are that
1) EMDR readily targets explicit memories, but early trauma is held in implicit memory in the right
hemisphere and is not typically subject to direct recall, and
2) Accessing the felt sense of early experience can be overwhelming if it includes the paucity of internal resources of a neglected baby.
This workshop addresses both problems by careful preparation and systematic trauma reprocessing.
The preparation includes:
B) bringing the body to a “safe state” (as opposed to a safe place),
C) resetting innate resources, which appear to directly act upon primary-process affective and safety circuits to down-regulate the experience of emotional and physical intensity.
After the three A-B-C preparation steps, the method systematically reprocesses early trauma, in the absence of explicit memory. It targets consecutive time
periods beginning before birth, releases emotional and somatic distress, and installs positive experiences. As a result, the client builds a foundation of a felt sense of
attachment and belonging, with emergent positive cognitions, enabling the client to meet the next developmental milestone in sequence.
The procedures of the Early Trauma Protocol were developed by Katie O’Shea based on what spontaneously emerged using the EMDR Standard Protocol, plus methods developed by many EMDR colleagues, particularly Sandra
Paulsen’s work treating ego states with EMDR. Katie and Sandra have collaborated on these methods since 2006.
Note: The Early Trauma Protocol follows the EMDR 8-phase Standard Protocol, with adaptations. The adaptations presented in this workshop are based on extensive clinical observation. There is no controlled research to substantiate the content at this time.
- I look forward to hearing from you.
- Dr Barbara Harris, PhD, MSW, RSW