Instead of ending after 16 weeks as planned, the support group kept going for 41 months.
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological methodology that enables people to quickly process and heal from the paralyzing symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of traumatic incidents. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR in as few as three sessions, trauma survivors can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. There are nearly 35,000 trained EMDR practitioners worldwide who have successfully treated over 2 million clients.
An Overview of the Way I Conduct the Initial Consultation with Clients: After making empathic contact, I conduct a mental status examination in order to arrive at as comprehensive an evaluation as possible in the initial hour. I assess motivation, capacity for insight, flexibility, frustration tolerance along with an understanding of the presenting problem and symptom constellation. I attempt to see how affects are handled, thoughts are presented, what mood is prevalent and how well or poorly I am related to. Resistances are initially bypassed while attempting to ease the person into the therapeutic encounter.