March 26, 2022
The 17th Annual EMDR Regional Meeting
will be conducted online using the Zoom platform.
9:00 am to 12:15 pm
+ $20 for CE/EMDRIA credit
Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: a New Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation
Clients’ trauma-related fragmentation presents challenges for the EMDR therapist when dissociative responses complicate or disrupt trauma processing. The processing may appear to be going smoothly but, despite apparent success, doesn’t result in resolution and completion for the client. Or the client may become flooded and de-stabilized. Traumatized clients have one body and one mind but can also have many parts holding different trauma responses to the same event. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a protocol for working with fragmented or dissociative disordered clients that can enable effective processing of the trauma and also facilitate increased self-compassion.
About the Presenter: Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is the Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association-Approved Consultant since 1999, and a former instructor at Harvard Medical School. An international expert on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma (2015), author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017), Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists (2021), and The Living Legacy of Trauma Flip Chart: a Psychoeducational In-Session Tool for Clients and Therapists (in press). More information can be found on her website: www.janinafisher.com.