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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that was developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Francine Shapiro. EMDR therapy is used to treat various mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and phobias.

EMDR therapy involves using a series of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help the brain reprocess traumatic memories and emotions. During the therapy, the patient is asked to focus on a distressing memory while the therapist guides them through a set of eye movements, sounds or taps.

The theory behind EMDR therapy is that trauma and other distressing experiences can get “stuck” in the brain and prevent normal information processing. This can lead to distressing symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety. By using bilateral stimulation during the therapy, the brain can process the traumatic memory in a more adaptive way, leading to a reduction in symptoms.

EMDR therapy typically consists of eight phases, including history-taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and reevaluation. While EMDR therapy was initially developed to treat PTSD, it has since been used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions and is considered an evidence-based treatment for PTSD by organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

By registering to this course today, you will have the ability to access material that helps you to understand Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy.

Key Learning Points

The key learning points of the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma include the following:

  1. EMDR is a psychotherapy approach used to help individuals process past traumatic experiences and relieve symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health disorders.
  2. The therapy involves eight phases, including history-taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation.
  3. Bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, tapping, or auditory tones, is a crucial aspect of EMDR therapy and is used to facilitate the processing of traumatic memories and emotions.
  4. The Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, which underlies EMDR therapy, proposes that traumatic experiences can be processed and integrated in a more adaptive way when bilateral stimulation is used to access and activate the brain’s natural information processing systems.
  5. EMDR therapy can be effective for treating PTSD, as well as other mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and phobias.
  6. EMDR therapy has several benefits, including rapid symptom relief, fewer side effects compared to medication, and the potential to create positive changes in self-concept and outlook on life.
  7. EMDR therapy can be used with children and adolescents and may be particularly helpful in addressing trauma and emotional dysregulation in this population.
  8. Some potential downsides of EMDR therapy include the possibility of retraumatization, the need for a trained and licensed therapist to administer the treatment, and the limited availability of trained EMDR therapists in some areas.

Benefits of taking an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma

Taking an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma can provide numerous benefits, including:

  1. Effective treatment: EMDR has been found to be an effective treatment for trauma-related disorders such as PTSD, as well as other mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and phobias.
  2. Quick results: EMDR therapy can often produce results more quickly than traditional talk therapy. Clients may experience significant improvement in their symptoms after just a few sessions.
  3. Reduced risk of re-traumatization: Unlike some traditional therapies, EMDR therapy does not involve prolonged exposure to traumatic memories, which can sometimes re-traumatize clients. EMDR can be a gentler and less invasive way to process traumatic experiences.
  4. Evidence-based: EMDR therapy is an evidence-based treatment, meaning that it has been extensively researched and found to be effective in clinical trials.
  5. Holistic approach: EMDR therapy takes a holistic approach to healing, addressing not just the cognitive and emotional aspects of trauma but also the physical and physiological effects.
  6. Can be adapted to different populations: EMDR therapy can be adapted to different populations, including children and adolescents, and can be used to treat a variety of mental health concerns.

Course Modules

  1. What We Mean by EMDR
  2. How EMDR Works
  3. Disorders Treated by EMDR Therapy
  4. The Pros and Cons of EMDR
  5. Three-Pronged Protocol and The Eight Phases of EMDR
  6. Phases One and Two of EMDR – History-Taking and Preparation
  7. Phase Three of EMDR – Assessment
  8. Phases Four and Five of EMDR – Reprocessing and Reprogramming
  9. Phases Six, Seven and Eight of EMDR – Body Scan, Closure and Re-Evaluation
  10. EMDR for Children and Adolescents
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