"EMDR for people with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism" presented by Caroline Fuidge and "Working with long term depression" presented by Emily Wood
Friday, 2 December 2016 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"EMDR for people with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism" presented by Caroline Fuidge
(morning session) 3 CPD points
People with Austistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) enter into the mental health services with a range of psychological needs. It is common to have experienced difficulty with bullying, depression and anxiety. The rigidity of thinking patterns can sometimes make other types of psychological therapy difficult to grasp. We know that EMDR can be helpful for trauma, depression and anxiety. With some modification to the protocol it can equally be helpful for people with ASD.
Within the workshop we will review the common areas of difficulty for this client, reflecting upon why modification is necessary to the protocol. Consideration will then be given to each phase of the protocol to identify potential modifications to aid the client to engage and process with EMDR. Small group work is encouraged to reflect upon your experiences working with client group and clinical case discussion will be encouraged to enable application to your practice.
Learning objectives for this workshop are:
- To have a greater understanding of ASD
- To identify areas of the protocol that may require adaptation to support client needs
- To improve confidence of working with clients with ASD and EMDR
"Working with long-term depression using EMDR presented by Emily Wood"
(afternoon session) 3 CPD points
EMDR for Long Term Depression presented by Emily Wood
- AIMS: To present and discuss the research findings of a study conducted on the use of EMDR for clients with chronic depression. Clients were treated for chronic depression in a research clinic using standard protocol EMDR. For many, the reported causes of their depression were more subtle than one would expect with PTSD and often it was difficult to uncover key memories to target. Stabilization and preparation became the main challenges for the clinic. Many of the standard Phase two techniques were not as effective in this client group. Despite this, EMDR appears to be an effective treatment for depression.
- To facilitate discussion about the challenges of working with clients with depression
- To discuss why EMDR is an appropriate intervention for people with depression
- To discuss the adaptations to the Standard Protocol that are necessary when using EMDR with this client group.
When & Where
EMDR West Midlands Regional Support Group