Learning Objectives

  • Identify the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy
  • List 2 hypothesized brain mechanisms utilized in EMDR reprocessing
  • List 3 important existing research studies
  • List 3 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
  • List 3 examples of small “t” traumas
  • List 3 examples of big “T” traumas
  • List 3 typical ways people process disturbing life experiences
  • Describe the elements of a target memory node
  • Describe a processing channel
  • Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment
  • List 3 kinds of eye movements used in EMDR reprocessing
  • Describe 2 common reasons for blocked processing
  • Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy
  • Describe the adaptive information processing system
  • Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for
  • Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for
  • Identify the reprocessing phases involved in memory reprocessing
  • Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm Place utilization
  • Describe 3 symptoms suggesting a possible dissociative disorder
  • Describe when you would apply the Future Template
  • Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate
  • Distinguish between adult-onset trauma and developmental trauma
  • Describe the protocol for a single traumatic event
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can address the impact of racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice and bias
  • Distinguish between direct questioning and the Floatback technique
  • Describe 3 categories of memories used in RDI
  • Describe what is meant by a targeting sequence plan
  • Describe 3 cognitive interweave strategies for use in blocked processing
  • Identify when the Recent Events Protocol would be appropriate
  • Describe one important caution for using EMDR therapy with addictions
  • Describe what is meant by moral injury in EMDR therapy with combat veterans
  • Identify 3 differences in applying EMDR therapy to working with children