This book blends the insights and interventions of Ego State theory and therapy with standard EMDR protocol to model an integrated approach that can safely promise EMDR treatment to people who would not otherwise be candidates for it. The work features the introduction of a phased treatment trauma model that includes the following vital elements: Dissociation and Affect Management skills training, stabilizing interventions, and ego state therapy combined in the EMDR preparation phase that will enable many complex trauma clients to profit from EMDR trauma processing. The clinical findings presented here cover an impressive range of theory--including the neurobiology of dissociation and the introduction of hypnosis, family systems therapy, and cognitive schemas--and diagnostic categories (the spectrum of dissociative identity disorders) and client populations (terror survivors). The result is a tent big enough for readers from all practice models. Contributors hail from all over the psychotherapeutic map and their case studies ground theory in practical application, actually illustrating the phased treatment techniques involved in preparing clients with Ego State therapy and related modalities for EMDR. Of the nearly one thousand titles on the practice of EMDR, this book is the first to explain and explore its integration with Ego State therapy for the benefit of clinicians treating clients whose histories and disorders inhibit their capacity to resolve complex trauma and dissociative disorders. The diversity of contributors offers a rich range of perspectives on a global clinical phenomenon.
Foreword, John G. Watkins, PhD
Preface, Carol Forgash and Margaret Copeley
# Integrating EMDR and Ego State Treatment for Clients with Trauma Disorders, Carol Forgash and Jim Knipe
# She's Come Undone: A Neurobiological Exploration of Dissociative Disorders, Uri Bergmann
# Combining Hypnosis with EMDR and Ego State Therapy for Ego Strengthening, Maggie Phillips
# Changing Cognitive Schemas through EMDR and Ego State Therapy, Michael C. Paterson
# Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder with EMDR, Ego State Therapy, and Adjunct Approaches, Sandra Paulsen
# Loving Eyes: Procedures to Therapeutically Reverse Dissociative Processes while Preserving Emotional Safety, Jim Knipe
# Hidden Selves: Treating Dissociation in the Spectrum of Personality Disorders, Uri Bergmann
# EMDR in Couples Therapy: An Ego State Approach, Barry K. Litt
# The Integration of the Internal Family Systems Model and EMDR, Joanne H. Twombly and Richard C. Schwartz
# Applying EMDR and Ego State Therapy in Collaborative Treatment, Carol Forgash
About the Editors:
Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Smithtown, New York, specializing in EMDR and ego state therapy. She is an EMDR Institute facilitator and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She presents at psychotherapy conferences and at workshops in the United States and internationally on the integration of EMDR with ego state therapy and psychodynamic treatment, the treatment of complex posttraumatic stress and dissociative disorders, and the treatment of the complex health issues of sexual abuse survivors. She is the board president of EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.
Margaret Copeley, MEd, is a freelance editor specializing in the mental health fields.