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.
I'm an average individual who's recovering from a severe dissociative disorder and I found this book extremely helpful to identify the key mistakes made by my therapist and to approach EMDR therapy in a more specific way to treat dissociation caused by the trauma. I've been doing research on this subject to heal my self and I'm so glad to say that this book gave me a closure.. My heartful gratitude towards the authors of the book..
5つ星のうち5.0A great resource for therapists who work with trauma
Working with clients who have big trauma, especially when it's complex big trauma has always been a challenge. Even with the power of EMDR it's definitely difficult work when there's a risk that clients might dissociate and then remain stuck in a dissociated state. This book deals with that risk and discusses ways that the therapist can help the client avoid getting stuck.
This book takes a very thorough look at Ego State Therapy, dissociation, advanced EMDR techniques, hypnosis, and ways of combining all these into a more secure and powerful way to support these clients. It's a wonderful read and has become a reference book for me in my practice. I highly recommend this book for the practicing therapist.
5つ星のうち5.0Truly Valuable Resource for Professionals
Mental health professionals will really appreciate this informative text. Although it conveys complex concepts that will be of interest to seasoned therapists, it does so with a clarity that will appeal to the novice as well. Case examples, step by step protocols, research findings and comprehensive theoretical explanations deliver the information off the page and into the clinician's office. I bought this text because I practice both EMDR and Ego State Therapy but I have not yet seen a text that addresses both (although there are many books that cover each of these topics separately). I was not disappointed. Dissociation - a common symptom of trauma syndromes - is explained and addressed so that therapists can actually work with the phenomenon instead of pretending it doesn't exist! This is really a wonderful text with many excellent ideas and I highly recommend it to anyone who treats trauma (which means, any psychotherapist or counselor!). Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed.,C.Psych.Assoc. Author, Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice
I have recently taken EMDR I and am scheduled for EMDR II; I work in VA with a principal case load of pt's w/ PTSD. I find the EMDR process very helpful. This book helped alert me to issues and processes unique to combat veterans. I reccomend it for anyone working w/ complex PTSD. This is not abook that would be useful without the training in EMDR unless it motivates you to get the training.