Offers a holistic, comprehensive approach to addiction treatment that combines standard EMDR therapy with specialty protocols
This innovative and brand new EMDR therapy guide for healing addiction is the first book to underscore the efficacy of EMDR therapy as a primary modality for treating trauma and addiction. Targeting the trauma lurking beneath the addiction, the resource presents a comprehensive collection of best practices and strategies for using EMDR therapy to treat addictive disorders, and guides practitioners in incorporating their protocols of choice into EMDR treatment. While illuminating underlying theory, the book focuses on practice knowledge and how therapists can translate this knowledge into clinical settings in order to provide clinicians with a fully-integrated approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of addiction across populations
Written in user-friendly language by two prominent practitioners and trainers of EMDR therapy, the book helps therapists to address the complexity of addictive disorders by providing a comprehensive guide to the standard eight-phase protocol and adaptive information processing model as groundwork for case conceptualization and treatment. Chapters contain case studies with commentary on relevant decision-making points along with discussion questions to enhance critical thinking. Abundant “Tips and Tricks” learned in the trenches make the text come alive with clinical relevance, and references to many of the best specialty protocols and strategies for treating clients suffering from addiction due to trauma, guide readers to choose the best protocol for each situation. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.
• Authors’ lived experience brings a wealth or real-world application
• Introduces the standard EMDR therapy protocol as a modality of choice for treating trauma and addiction disorders
• Rates popular specialty protocols for addiction and provides guidance on how to integrate them into treatment
• Delivers a wealth of best practices and strategies for working with clients with addiction issues
• Addresses effectively working with dissociation in EMDR therapy
• Focuses on best practice informed by a thorough review of up-to-date scholarly literature
• Uses abundant case studies, “Tips and Tricks from the Field” and practical exercises to reinforce knowledge
There are just so many things that I love about this book that I simply don't know where to begin! Marich and Dansiger take an approach that is comprehensive, integrative, relational, and deeply hopeful. They share their wisdom and lived experience as skilled clinicians AND as vulnerable human beings who themselves have struggled with addiction, benefiting in profound ways from EMDR therapy...
- Deborah Korn, Psy.D.
Co-Author of Every Memory Deserves Respect: EMDR The Proven Trauma Therapy with the Power to Heal
This must-read volume, offers clinicians a road map to navigate the often convoluted and intricate journey of accompanying clients suffering the aftermath of trauma and addictions. Clinicians will find in this book the guidance, foundational and advanced skills, as well as an incredibly rich repertoire of stabilization strategies...
- Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC
Author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation
Healing Addiction with EMDR is tailored to support therapists along the different phases of EMDR Therapy. It focuses on understanding each individual case, through case conceptualization and treatment planning, and avoiding the simplistic ";What protocol should we use?" question. People need to be understood as individual beings since this is the essence of EMDR Therapy...
- Dolores Mosquera, Co-Author of EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach
INTRA-TP, A Coruña, Spain
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - A Primer on Addiction and Related Constructs
Chapter 2 - The Case for EMDR as a Complete Psychotherapy
Chapter 3 - EMDR Therapy Phase 1 in Healing Addiction
Chapter 4 - EMDR Therapy Phase 2: Beyond the Standard Skills
Chapter 5 - EMDR Therapy Phase 2.5: Transitioning from Preparation to Reprocessing
Chapter 6 - EMDR Therapy Phases 3-6: Shapiro’s “Special Sauce” and Beyond
Chapter 7 - Addressing Addiction as Dissociation in EMDR Therapy
Chapter 8- EMDR Therapy Phases 7-8: Honoring Transitions and Working with Feedback
Chapter 9 - EMDR Therapy in the Addiction Treatment Setting
Chapter 10 - Private Practice Considerations
Chapter 11- Conclusion: A Call to Action
Chapter 12- Collected Resources: Protocols, Scripts, and Recommended Websites
About the Authors:
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT travels internationally teaching on EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts therapy and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in Warren, OH. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors (2014), and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). She is the founder of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and expressive arts community and actively offers EMDR therapy training through her company, Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Marich began her career in human services as a civilian humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina (2000-2003) and her award-winning dissertation research on the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of addiction was published in two different APA journals (Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Journal of Humanistic Psychology). Marich received the NALGAP President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate.
Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT
Dr. Stephen Dansiger played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70’s; drank, played drums in a toy rock band and then got into recovery in the late 80’s; became an international social justice/diversity educator and rocker again in the 90’s; and is now a consultant, trainer, clinician, writer and meditation teacher. Dansiger has become a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Training and Advanced Topics Courses with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and is a pioneer in the Buddhist recovery field. He is the creator and founder of the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies) which utilizes Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and EMDR therapy to create an agency's primary clinical practice system. Dansiger is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (StartAgain, 2016), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (coauthored with Jamie Marich), and Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions (Althea Press, 2018). He also coauthored with Dr. Marich Trauma and the 12 Steps: A Trauma Responsive Workbook, and Trauma and the 12 Steps: Daily Meditations & Reflections (Creative Mindfulness Media, 2020), both companion volumes for the updated 2nd edition of Jamie Marich’s Trauma and the 12 Steps (North Atlantic Books, 2020). Besides maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he travels internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Protocol, trauma, Buddhist approaches to treating mental health issues, and clinician self-care. He has practiced Buddhist mindfulness for over 30 years (including a one-year residency at a Zen monastery) and teaches dharma classes regularly in Los Angeles and internationally. Dansiger is the Head of Health & Wellness Innovation and Partnerships at DropLabs, a leading sound and vibration technology company. He is a Founding Member of the Society for Health Care Innovation, an outgrowth the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is in the 3rd cohort. At Penn he studies and collaborates with fellow health professionals and faculty to increase mental health care access, address inequities in the healthcare system, and create innovative solutions for mental health, addiction and wellness.