Dr. Stephen Dansiger
2018 EMDRIA International Conference
October 4th through 7th, 2018
Hilton Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
I am quite excited and grateful to be presenting two times at the 2018 EMDRIA Conference in Atlanta on October 4th through 7th, 2018. In addition to presenting about the Mindful EMDR Therapist with my colleague and coauthor Jamie Marich, I also have the opportunity to present on Buddhist Psychology, EMDR Therapy and Addictions. This presentation on the MET(T)A Protocol updates my presentation from 2016 EMDRIA International Conference in Minneapolis, and further highlights how this type of integration may help in creating systemic change in the delivery of services.
In 2016, I had only really begun putting MET(T)A into action at Refuge Recovery Centers. The fact that the presentation resonated with so many at that time helped me to continue with the work. It was also at that conference that Springer Publishing signed Jamie and I to our contract to write EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.
At the 2018 EMDRIA Conference, Jamie and myself, the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and StartAgain will all be well represented and our message of the power of the Standard Protocol delivered with mindfulness in the service of powerful trauma-focused care can take its next steps toward the easing of suffering for many beings.
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY, EMDR THERAPY AND
ADDICTIONS: THE MET(T)A PROTOCOL
Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT
Introductory / Intermediate Levels - Integrative
This presentation will describe how principles and methods of Buddhist psychology, when studied and utilized on their own and when integrated with the standard EMDR therapy protocol along with addiction protocols from the last 30 years of EMDR theory and practice, provide a complete system of psychotherapy that can serve as the primary modality for treating addiction and comorbid disorders in a private practice or agency setting. The implicit and explicit elements of Buddhist psychology in addiction treatment will be identified, and the implications for case conceptualization and delivery of services will be discussed.
THE MINDFUL EMDR THERAPIST: REDEFINING THE PARADIGM FOR TRAUMA-FOCUSED CARE
Jamie Marich, Ph.D.
Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT
Dr. Shapiro drew upon elements of Buddhist mindfulness in her mind-body training that preceded her development of EMDR therapy. This presentation reviews this tradition to elucidate helpful strategies for affect tolerance, client preparation, and managing abreactions not covered in most EMDR basic trainings. EMDR therapists are challenged to adopt a more mindful approach in their delivery of the traditional protocol. The workshop presenters, both EMDR trainers and mindfulness practitioners/teachers, offer three steps for becoming more mindful EMDR practitioners, and contend that taking adopting this approach offers a vital link in blending research with practice and protocol fidelity with clinical artistry.