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  • Genre:PSYCHOLOGY
  • SubGenre:Mental Health
  • Language:English
  • Pages:144
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667851860

Say That Again!

A Smorgasbord of Suggestions, Sayings and Scripts for the EMDR Practitioner

by Kriss Jarecki LCSWR

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Overview
Though this book is written with the EMDR practitioner in mind, it has several chapters of suggestions, scripts and ways to word discussions that can assist any practitioner. This book is a "how to" that's packed with trauma-informed/trauma-sensitive discussions with clients and explanations and scripts for interventions spanning from "hello" to "congratulations, you completed therapy!" Learn four ways such as the "sandwich analogy" to explain how we digest experiences (Adaptive Information Processing- AIP), how "indigestion" happens and how to explain EMDR. Brain chemistry, Polyvagal Theory and Memory reconsolidation will be explained. Use the "Journey Questionnaire" for adults and the "Tree of Me" for kids to gather a client's good and not-so-good experiences and "As the Wheel Turns" to present a case formulation. Examine illustrations and scripts for interventions such as the "Computer/TV Tool" and "Positive Parts on the Team" used as resources to help clients effectively manage feelings and situations. We will also take a look at the spectrum of dissociation and unpack challenges around understanding and utilizing the EMDR script, dual attention stimulus methods, number of passes, when to use cognitive interweaves, understanding and working with ecological 1 and 6, etc. Other scripts include explaining the EMDR Procedure, utilizing floatback, a lengthy list of cognitive interweaves, working with clusters and preparing for future situations. The book also includes a special section on using the Seed to Weed Technique as an illustrated metaphor to explain trauma, monitor progress and show treatment outcomes. Look inside for much more!
Description
Though this book is written with the EMDR practitioner in mind, it has several chapters of suggestions, scripts and ways to word discussions that can assist any practitioner. The book takes the therapist on a journey from "hello" to "congratulations, you completed treatment!" The journey starts with suggestions for creating a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive office. This includes how to decorate and arrange a waiting room, training staff that also interact with clients and how to organize a a therapy session. Then, you'll be introduced to four different ways to explain and illustrate the Adaptive Information Processing Modal (AIP). Via metaphors such as the "sandwich" analogy, you'll learn how our brain and body digest experiences, what can cause brain "indigestion" and ways to suggest therapies such as EMDR as a solution. This leads us into a hearty exploration of the brain on trauma. Follow the clearly written and illustrated map of how the brain (limbic and Cortexes), chemistry (Serotonin, Cortisol, etc.) and the nervous system (brain stem and Polyvagal nervous systems) work together to help our body and brain know how to react or not react in different situations (Adaptive Information Processing or AIP). Then, on to history taking. We need to gather information in order to provide an informed case formulation and treatment recommendations. However, sharing history can be upsetting for clients. In this section you'll find scripts for gathering an adult's history using the "Journey of Not-So-Good Experiences" and the "Journey of Good Times and Great Oldies Positive Experiences" that's written in a trauma sensitives way. You'll also find directions and a script for the "Tree of Me" to gather good and not-so-good things with kids! Then, explore presenting a case formulation using "As the Wheel Turns." When recommending therapies such as EMDR to clients, it's important to have an understanding of how it works. Using words and illustrations, we will take a look at the various hypothesis for how therapies like EMDR work such as mimicking what happens during REM sleep or how it utilizes working memory and facilitates mindfulness. Then, we move on to scripted protocols for teaching clients resource tools such as the "TV/Computer Tool" and "Positive Parts on the Team" that assist clients in managing feelings and situations. We will also take a look at other preparations such as understanding the spectrum of dissociation and some ideas for determining how much a client feels "in the room" along with tools to facilitate a grounded presence for the client. The journey continues with more scripts and ways to discuss the standard EMDR protocol along with protocol variations such as working with clusters (things that happen over and over again), utilizing floatback (a way to help connect past events to how current situations are experienced) when to use cognitive interweaves (assisting clients who get "stuck") and implementing future work (preparing for anticipated events). We will end our journey with a look at EMDR and telehealth, the "Seed to Weed Technique" as an over-all treatment approach and suggestions for mapping the road a client will follow after completing therapy. Look inside for much more!
About the author
Kriss has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR and an advanced training provider. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years' experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving teens through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. Kriss is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy level 1 trained and certified in Brainspotting. Kriss also provides several trauma related trainings such as Integrating Neuroscientific Interventions in Trauma Treatment and Journey of the LGBTQ+ Community and Trauma. She is also the developer of the Tree of Me and Seed to Weed Techniques (experiential and metaphor techniques to explain trauma, engage clients in their therapy and to show treatment outcomes). You can email Kriss at [email protected] For a list of upcoming trainings go to www.harmonyhearthwisdom.com
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