How to work with clients with interpersonal dependency within the EMDR-AIP model
Understand and assess interpersonal dependency and learn specific techniques to treat this condition with Arun Mansukhani.
Initially developed to work with acute trauma and PTSD clients, because of its success, EMDR has been applied to a wider range of pathologies, proving to be successful in many cases and demonstrating that EMDR-AIP is a strong and solid therapeutic model to understand and treat different psychological and emotional disturbances. This also has led to the understanding of how pervasive trauma is in a large number of emotional and mental disorders (Ross 2000), and the crucial role played by implicit pathogenic memories in the development of psychopathology (Hoffman and Hase, 2012).
These new applications are testing the flexibility and the reach of the standard protocol. As difficulties start to arise, new specific interventions and different approaches have appeared that are enriching the EMDR-AIP model and its clinical applications. This has also brought an understanding of what acute trauma shares with other types of trauma (mainly attachment trauma) and in what aspects it is different, forcing us to adapt certain aspects of the standard protocol to patients under whose problems lie attachment trauma implicit memories. This is especially true for patients with interpersonal dependency and pathological bonding patterns (ID-PBP).
Due to this, the application of EMDR in these patients requires certain modifications in the standard protocol. These patients also benefit deeply from a growing number of specific interventions within the EMDR-AIP working model.
In this workshop, Arun’s aim is to present a systematic way of working with adult patients suffering from ID-PDP problems as well as to offer a number of specific interventions for this population, always within the EMDR-AIP working model.
About Valerie Adlparvar
Arun Mansukhani is a Clinical Psychologist (PsyD) and Psycho-sexual Therapist with 25 years of experience as a therapist. Arun has a Post Graduate Masters in Psycho-sexual Therapy, in Behavioural-Cognitive Therapies, in Hypnosis and he is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and facilitator.