EMDR Phase 2.5:
Imperatives for Teaching Distress Tolerance and Enhancing Preparation
Presented by Dr. Jamie Marich
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Join us for this free webinar hosted via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87614060981, on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:00pm Eastern Time. Webinar is open to the first 100 people to join.
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In 2019, Dr. Jamie Marich (in collaboration with several ICM team members) introduced a new term called EMDR Phase 2.5 to enhance discussion in the EMDR community about how to best transition from EMDR Phase 2 (Preparation) to the reprocessing phases (3-6). Jamie emphasizes the importance of teaching a wide variety of skills to widen affective window of tolerance in Phase 2 to prepare clients for the level of affect that they may encounter in the reprocessing phases. EMDR Phase 2.5 involves two major components: (a) doing one Calm Safe Place exercise or any technique promoted by a trainer as being “all you need” is never sufficient for Phase 2, especially in working with complex trauma and dissociation, and (b) having intense affect come up in Phase 2 can actually be a gift to the process overall, offering a chance for people to practice distress tolerance that is imperative for fully embracing the reprocessing phases. Join Dr. Jamie for this complementary three hour webinar based on the content of her popular 2019 article, and have a chance to pick her brain about how you can navigate through difficulties in resourcing and preparing clients. Dr. Jamie is known for her both/and approach to clinical puzzles that can be particularly useful when your worksheets and formulas seem to fail you and your clients.
Open to all levels of EMDR clinicians, with a chance for Q & A. The content of this webinar debut is free to access although it will be made available for continuing education credits (for a fee) at a later date.
Read the original article here: https://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com/icm-blog-redefine-therapy/emdr-therapy-phase-25-honoring-a-wider-context-for-enhanced-preparation-by-jamie-marich-phd-lpcc-s-licdc-cs-reat-ryt-200