The workshop will provide a brief overview of published special EMDR protocols, while giving its main focus to the following questions: when should you use a special protocol? How do you select which one? Are there any issues, disorders, or populations for which you should not use the Standard Protocol? Can a special protocol compensate for your lack of knowledge with a specific issue or population? To what extent may a special protocol modify standard procedures and still be considered EMDR, i.e., what are the "essential bits"?
Participants will learn to identify when to use a special protocol as well as the most frequent and recurring techniques and deviations from the standard protocol and procedures that can be found in a significant number of special protocols.
In conclusion, this workshop will highlight the main adaptations and changes to the EMDR 8-phase protocol and 11-step procedure that have been introduced by several authors and researchers, and hopes to challenge the participants to think about what EMDR really is.
Jenny Rydberg obtained her Master's degree in psychology in Belgium before moving to Montreal, where she pursued her training in psychotherapy (solutions oriented & trauma therapy) while combining experience in the business world (continued process improvement, mediation) with her private practice (involving Employee Assistance Programs, Crime Victims' Compensation Act) Living and working in France since 2004, she held the position of secretary of the EMDR France association 2007-2011 and that of president 2011-2013. She became an EMDR Europe consultant in 2011 and currently combines her work in private practice with research and teaching at the University of Lorraine - Metz.