2 March (GLASGOW) -
Healing Complex Trauma & Dissociation With Ego
State Therapy and EMDR
Dr Michael C. Paterson OBE
PhD, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS
EMDR Europe Accredited Senior Trainer
Dr Michael Paterson is a Clinical
Psychologist based in Belfast specialising in the
treatment of multiply traumatised people. It was
largely based on his clinical work with EMDR that he
was awarded the OBE in 2008 for Services to Healthcare
in Northern Ireland.
Always an advocate for EMDR, Michael sat on CREST in
2003 (Northern Ireland) and played a key role in
ensuring the recommendation of EMDR as an effective
treatment for PTSD in adults; the guidance from CREST
subsequently fed into the NICE deliberations and their
recommendation in 2005.
He was invited by Dr Shapiro to train with her as an
EMDR Institute Trainer, joining the Institute's
Faculty in 2006. Michael is a Past President of
the EMDR Association of UK & Ireland.
Michael has authored a chapter in the landmark book,
Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR
and Ego State Therapy. He has also published
articles on stress, and on trauma in the emergency
services. He has presented at conferences on
treating complex PTSD, and also conferences
specialising in dissociation.
This workshop initially provides an overview of
dissociation and how it impacts on EMDR processing.
There will be an explanation of Ego State Therapy
(EST) and how it fits with EMDR to provide the
stabilization clients need, as well as dealing with
blocked processing. Clinical case material is
used throughout to illustrate learning points.
Through demonstration and practice participants will
learn how to build resources for clients, access ego
states in a controlled way and effect therapeutic
change. In the latter part of the day, participants
will see videos of live cases where EST is used
effectively in the Preparation Phase of EMDR to: 1)
identify the part-selves and 2) moderate the
malevolence displayed by two difficult ego states.
May (EDINBURGH) - The Neuroscience
- BA (Psychology), MBACP
(Accr), UKCP (Reg)
Contributing author to: Unlocking
the Emotional Brain. London: Routledge, 2012
Certified Trainer: The Coherence
Psychology Institute (CPI)
NB: This is not a
TTiS course so anyone interested in joining this
training should make arrangements directly with
The neuroscience of transformational change processes
in psychotherapy is the neuroscience of memory
reconsolidation. To date there is no other process or
type of neuroplasticity known to neuroscience that
eliminates emotional learnings; the root cause of the
vast majority of clinical symptoms we see in our
practice: attachment learnings / relational trauma,
post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety
And as a framework for psychotherapy integration the
news about memory reconsolidation simply could not be
better! Rather than belonging to any single system of
psychotherapy the steps required to fulfil the process
of reconsolidation are actually experiential in nature
- it is a universal process, inherent in the brain.
Subsequently to date these exact steps have been shown
to be present in over ten modalities of therapeutic
practice - and counting! - including therapies as
overtly different as EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy,
Coherence Therapy, AEDP and on.
This training day clearly and simply describes these
steps, illustrates them through viewed clinical
material, and then most importantly focuses on how to
integrate and align the experiential ways in which
people already work with what we now know from the
neuroscience of memory reconsolidation.
Absolutely not a day about introducing another model
of psychotherapeutic practice - absolutely a day about
showing the deep structure of transformational change
and enhancing the ways in which we already achieve
As always for TTiS
events we generally aim to keep the cost per day for
members who book at the early bird rate below GBP100.
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