About the Session
EMDR therapy clients with Complex PTSD, PTSD, and/or addictions often report that spiritual crises play an integral role in their suffering, and use spiritual terms when describing healing. The AIP model posits that maladaptively processed traumas and adverse life events have a profound impact on a client’s ability to make meaning, which is perhaps the core issue addressed by spirituality. Participants will discover the role of spirituality and spiritual wounds in the etiology and treatment of Complex PTSD, PTSD, and addictions utilizing the 8 Phase Protocol. Case examples will highlight implications for case conceptualization, treatment planning, and specific spiritual interventions.
Learning Objective 1
Participants will be able to identify, through an overview of the literature, the role of spirituality and spiritual wounds in the etiology of Complex PTSD, PTSD, and addiction.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will be able to apply at least 3 interventions in Phase 1 and 2 of EMDR therapy to assess for and begin treatment of spiritual wounds caused by trauma.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will be able to investigate the posited spiritual elements of the 8 phase protocol in order to improve treatment planning and support for clients regarding spiritual healing that occurs during treatment.
Learning Objective 4
Participants will be able to analyze case examples of clients with direct and indirect spiritual wounding histories, clients who report during reprocessing using spiritual terminology, and clients who report spiritual healing as a result of the 8 Phase Standard Protocol.