Journey to Wholeness: Integrating EMDR Therapy and Psychedelic-Assisted Healing With Rotem Brayer
Prerequisite: Basic/foundational training in EMDR Therapy
Welcome to our innovative course on Psychedelic Assisted EMDR Training! Discover the transformative integration of EMDR Therapy and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and gain practical knowledge and essential tools to elevate your therapeutic practice.
Throughout this course, you will explore the intricacies of case conceptualization, acquiring valuable insights to better understand and address your clients’ unique needs. Learn effective strategies to strengthen client resources and support them during nonordinary states of consciousness.
Day 1 will be dedicated to the exploration of the parallels and transformative potential of EMDR and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. We will take a brief look into the 8 phases of EMDR through the lens of psychedelic psychotherapy, and uncover the history of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
Day 2 brings a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences between EMDR and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Discover the neuroscience behind both modalities and learn essential preparation techniques for a psychedelic-assisted EMDR session.
Day 3 will take us into practical tools for ensuring safety and efficacy during a psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy session. Gain insights into session structuring, navigating challenging experiences, and maximizing therapeutic outcomes.
Day 4 we’ll thoroughly review the 8 phases of EMDR within the context of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Explore each phase and culminate with a focus on integration, bringing together the transformative power of both modalities.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the foundational principles and shared elements between the 8-phase model of EMDR and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
Evaluate the criteria for inclusion and exclusion in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, with a focus on ketamine-assisted EMDR Therapy.
Acquire the skills necessary to collect relevant client history before and during a psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy session, develop a case conceptualization, and create a targeted treatment plan in alignment with Phase 1.
Learn effective strategies to enhance resources during the Preparation Phase (Phase 2) of psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy, before, during, and after the session.
Develop a deeper understanding of the Assessment Phase (Phase 3) in the context of psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy, both prior to and during the psychedelic-assisted EMDR session.
Recognize the vital role of set and setting when reprocessing target memories in the Desensitization Phase (Phase 4) of psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy, and implement set and setting strategies to enhance treatment effects in Phase 4.
Learn techniques to optimize the experience of the Installation Phase (Phase 5) during a psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy session, and understand the value of implementing these methods beyond the therapy session to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
Utilize sensory-based therapeutic techniques during the Body Scan (Phase 6) within the framework of psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy.
Recognize the importance of appropriate closure (Phase 7) at the conclusion of a psychedelic-assisted EMDR therapy session, and learn how to utilize post-session activities such as reflection, yoga, journaling, and maintaining healthy habits.
Describe the clinical advantages of post-psychedelic-assisted EMDR Therapy integration sessions as a crucial component of the Reevaluation Phase (Phase 8) in promoting sustained therapeutic effects.