Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has a reputation for being one of the most challenging disorders to treat, given the compound of symptoms established by the DSM 5 as criteria for its diagnosis. Many of the characteristic symptoms of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) become clearer if we understand the connection to attachment, trauma, and adverse life experiences.
In addition, when Dissociative Disorders are present, it will be important to safely utilize a wide range of EMDR interventions from early in the preparatory phase of treatment for patients with dissociative disorders. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive model for applying EMDR therapy in the treatment of dissociative disorders, extending the AIP model to address the kinds of dysfunctionally stored information found in those with the most severe forms of traumatization and dissociative phobias.
Both of these diagnosis and their treatments have many common elements, but also important differences. By exploring in depth some of the most complicated symptoms shared by both, we will clarify many of the questions that clinicians encounter when working with these cases. Self-harm, for example, is frequently a trauma-driven coping strategy that can be understood from the perspective of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model and treated with EMDR Therapy.
In this workshop, clinical case examples and video fragments will be used to illustrate differences and similarities in the interventions with EMDR for dissociative and BPD clients.
DateThursday 9 May 2024 9:00 AM - Friday 10 May 2024 4:00 PM (UTC+11)
Noah's on the Beach
29 Zaara St, Newcastle East NSW 2300