I have been taking Dolores Mosquera’s excellent training on Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach at EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning. This training offers two additional bundled days Day 2- EMDR Therapy for Suicidal clients and Self-harming behaviors and Day 3- Working with hostile voices and parts of the personality in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. I will be taking the Day three training next.

I have learned a lot in this first day and hope to post more videos. This video today is of the Back of the Head Technique developed by Jim Knipe which Dolores brought up in her training. This technique is used to help clients show how dissociated they feel in a particular moment. Obviously different clients have different levels of ability to know when they are dissociated. If they have some ability to gauge this Back of the Head technique is a great tool to use.

I hope to write up some more protocols to add to the list on my website. These are my explanations of other people’s protocols written in a simple manner to help therapists better understand them. I myself, often struggle with long very detailed protocols as I work to implement them with my clients.

Let me know if you have any topics/protocols you want me to cover.