Session 416: EMDR Therapy & Dyslexia

Sunday, October 4th


About the Session

Session Description:

The lived experience of Dyslexia highlights lifelong emotional and social effects, often describing experiences of education as a ‘hostile environment’ of judgment, failure, ridicule, isolation, and stigma. This presentation will explore the ‘lived experience’ of Dyslexia through the lens of Adaptive Information Processing (AIP). It will outline how the AIP paradigm is used for case conceptualization and subsequent treatment using EMDR Therapy. It will highlight the importance of psychoeducation and trauma processing in regard to trauma resolution, challenging stigma, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. In addition, the presentation will utilize clinical material to support the interface between theory and clinical practice.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to outline Dyslexia as a diagnostic and conceptual model underpinned by a review of the academic literature.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to critically consider Dyslexia through the lens of Adaptive Information Processing.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to evaluate the application of EMDR Therapy – as an eight-phase treatment intervention with a dyslexia client group.

CEs Available: 3


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