EMDR Phase 2.5:
Imperatives for Teaching Distress Tolerance and Enhancing Preparation
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500
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
This course is approved for 3 CE credits by the following approval agencies:
State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
EMDR International Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002. The program "EMDR Phase 2.5: Imperatives for Teaching Distress Tolerance and Enhancing Prepration" is approved for 3 advanced topics credits (#10002-95).
American Psychological Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Association of Social Worker Boards
Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 21 continuing education credits.
No NBCC credits are available at this time.