Traumatic bereavement is the state of having suffered the loss of a loved one when grief and Loss over the death is overpowered by the traumatic stress brought about by its circumstances. This clinically-oriented workshop focuses on integrating EMDR into the treatment of grief and loss in traumatic bereavement.
The workshop utilizes Therese Rando’s six “R” processes of loss and mourning as the framework for operationalizing what is necessary for healthy assimilation and accommodation of loss. Understanding these processes is important for the clinician to: assess the mourner’s progression through the loss and mourning processes; understand where the client might be “stuck” or “blocked;” and identify what to target with EMDR to enable successful progression through the loss and mourning processes.
In bereavement, trauma can disable the ability to cope, impair functioning, compromise the ability to adapt, and add significantly to the mourner’s distress. Trauma also complicates loss and mourning by interfering with the processes the mourner needs to go through for assimilation and accommodation of the loss. A loss can be so distressing that access to emotions requiring attention is prevented and/or memory networks containing positive memories of the loved one are blocked. With EMDR processing, not only can emotions be worked through, but memory networks can become accessible and capable of playing a vital role in accommodation of loss. Memories of the deceased are the building blocks of an adaptive inner representation; they serve as an essential bridge between the world with and the world without the loved one.
EMDR processing seems to allow the client to experience, express,
and discharge the pain associated with the loss. This is necessary
both to learn the reality of that loss and for the eventual adaptive
shifting resulting from the linking in of other networks with positive,
adaptive information (e.g., healthy accommodation).
The participant will learn how to integrate EMDR into the treatment of grief and loss
1) The participant will be able to define grief,
loss, and traumatic bereavement
Participants must have completed Weekend 1 training before undertaking this workshop.
Training Dates 2016
Grief and Loss:
Grief and Loss: AUD $275 (Early Bird Fee) (inc GST). Normal fee AUD
Refunds: A cancellation fee of $55.00 will apply for all cancellations post the early bird closing date. Cancellation within 6 weeks of the training will incur additional fees and cancellation within two weeks of the scheduled training will not be eligible to receive any refund. Payment may not be used for credit for a later training but bookings are transferable to another person.
Those also wishing to attend the Structural Dissociation training
must make separate registration for each program. If you have already
completed Structural Dissociation training, it is possible to register
for the Master Class alone.
Accommodation has been set aside for registrants and is accessible by clicking on this link: https://v4.reservation-system.net/booking/Index.aspx?Hotelcd=HT04003286&promocd=EMDR
NOTE: A minimum of 9 participants is required for training to proceed.