In her new book, Polyvagal-Informed EMDR, A Neuro-Informed Approach to Healing, licensed clinical social worker and EMDR consultant and trainer Rebecca Kase offers psychotherapists a robust, dynamic, neuro-informed framework for case conceptualization, treatment planning, and client transformation. The approach applies not only to work with trauma and PTSD, but also in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, and adjustment disorders. Topics covered include the nervous system and toxic stress, neuroception, adaptive memory networks and autonomic resiliency, neuro-informed history taking, and the importance of therapeutic presence. Clinical interventions, scripts, and handouts are included for all eight phases of EMDR, as well as case examples and opportunities for experiential practice. This is the first book to treat these topics together: assessing complex material and presenting it in an approachable, engaging manner.
“Polyvagal-Informed EMDR is a cutting-edge book that skillfully blends two of the world’s leading theoretical trauma models with great sophistication, yet practical steps. This is a must-have book for all EMDR clinicians to enhance their clinical practice to the next level. Rebecca Kase demonstrates the power of thinking outside the box to help transform new pathways of healing trauma.” — Les Aria, PhD, chief science officer of Menda Health
“Rebecca Kase provides a clear description of Polyvagal Theory and specific interventions to apply directly to the eight phases of the EMDR Standard Protocol. She explores the linkages between autonomic responses, the storage of memory, and a variety of clinical presentations. Using PVT interventions, EMDR clinicians can optimize healthy biological responses and utilize them intentionally throughout EMDR therapy.” — Rosalie Thomas, Ph.D., senior faculty, EMDR Institute, past president, EMDR International Association
Rebecca Kase, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington state. She is an EMDR consultant and trainer, who has been practicing EMDR since 2006. She owns Rebecca Kase & CO, Training and Consultation, and has an online counseling practice.
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