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EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration

Theoretical and Clinical Suggestions with Focus on Traumatic Stress

By Howard Lipke

Series Editor: Charles R. Figley

CRC Press – 1999 – 176 pages

Series: Innovations in Psychology Series

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    978-0-8493-0630-3
    November 23rd 1999

Description

Initially regarded as one of the most peculiar methods of psychotherapy ever devised, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) was introduced to psychotherapists 11 years ago when Dr. Francine Shapiro reported demonstrable rapidly effective treatment results. An early endorsement by the late Dr. Joseph Wolpe, a founder of behavior therapy, and confirmatory research studies have led to wide and rapid acceptance by practitioners.

Dr. Howard Lipke, the first clinician authorized by Dr. Shapiro to independently offer EMDR training, has written a book which elaborates on Shapiro's Accelerated Information Processing model in offering what Lipke calls the Four Activity Model (FAM) of Psychotherapy. This model advances the integration of EMDR theory and practice with dynamic, behavioral and humanistic methods, as well as with previous prominent integrative models.

Recognizing the commonalities in human healing/growth traditions, the text also offers therapeutic suggestions for use of EMDR that rely on the wisdom of previously established psychotherapies as well as that of religion and philosophy. While there is an emphasis on combat-related psychological problems, Dr. Lipke demonstrates how combat trauma and treatment contain the elements of a broad range of potentially traumatic events and the treatment of destructive stress reactions.

Indeed, Dr. Lipke's EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration has helped satisfy the need for a scholarly work on this demonstrably effective method of psychotherapy.

Reviews

"…the quthor is an astute clinician and theoretician. …The author makes an excellent start on this by using…psychotherapy. …"4 Stars!"

- Judith Flaxman, Ph.D. (Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago

Contents

The Scientific Evidence and EMDR

Accelerated Information Processing

EMDR and The Four-Activity Model of Psychotherapy

Clinical Recommendations Prior to category 3 Activity

Category 3 Activity and Its Vicissitudes

End of Session, End of Treatment

Appendix 1: Feelings Identification and Behavior Rehearsal (FIBRe Group)

Appendix 2: Substance Abuse

References

Index

Related Subjects

  1. Psychiatry

Name: EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration: Theoretical and Clinical Suggestions with Focus on Traumatic Stress (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Howard LipkeSeries Editor: Charles R. Figley. Initially regarded as one of the most peculiar methods of psychotherapy ever devised, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) was introduced to psychotherapists 11 years ago when Dr. Francine Shapiro reported demonstrable rapidly effective...
Categories: Psychiatry