"The use of EMDR in psychological syndromes in out-patient clinics"
Presented by Dr Adrian Winbow, Consultant Psychiatrist
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy which can be used for PTSD and also other psychological syndromes.
In EMDR the patient first recalls traumatic material, whilst simultaneously involved in sensory stimulation from a rhythmic bilateral source. The sensory stimulus is most typically visual, but can be auditory, tactile or proprioceptive.
EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders, caused by exposure to negative life events, such as rape or military combat. The memory and associated stimuli of the event are inadequately processed and are stored in an isolated memory network.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to process these distressing memories and allow patients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.
The presentation will be around 60-90 minutes, the event is free and you will receive a CPD certificate.
A buffet dinner will be served from 6.45pm to 7.30pm, topics will be presented from 7.30pm to 8.30pm followed by questions until 9pm.