Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Education and Training
A study group is an excellent way to learn new skills and to strengthen one's professional sense of self in a safe and accepting environment. As therapists, our work is necessarily private and isolating. We can often feel like everyone else does it better than we do. Psychotherapy is an art. It is a co-created process between patient and therapist; unique to every working pair. In a group setting that strictly maintains the confidentiality of our patients, we have the opportunity to explore the clinical process in depth. I am pleased to facilitate study groups and the shape each group in response to the needs and preferences of participants.
Conflict, struggle and emotional intensity are inevitable in any work setting or group process. It is challenging for managers and supervisors to attend to the interpersonal dynamics of team members while under pressure to stay on task and get the job done. The principles of Self Psychology are extremely useful in alleviating and resolving difficulties in work and group environments. Taking time for self-reflection in an empathic consultation can help managers develop enhanced confidence, a sense of competence and a healthy vitalized professional sense of self. Understanding the motivations and competing interests inherent in the workplace can ease emotional intensity, make communication more effective and conflicts more resolvable.
EMDR is an information processing treatment method which is offered in the context of a strong and emotionally safe clinical relationship. It is used to resolve stuck or unprocessed traumatic memories, to strengthen a person's resources and to create a natural balance within the individual. EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. For more information, please visit the website of the EMDR International Association. I am an EMDR therapist and would be pleased to discuss this treatment with those who are interested in this approach.