Understanding interpersonal EMDR
Understanding EMDR processing from a neurological memory network consolidation perspective forms the foundation for this interpersonal approach. This interpersonal approach influences EMDR’s case conceptualization, processing and integration.
Identifying core beliefs associated with both implicit and explicit memory networks will guide the development of target sequence plans as well as what resources need to be strengthened before, during and after processing.
Interpersonal processing involves both positive and negative networks with the goal being on linking, binding and consolidating entire neural networks across one’s life span, i.e., EMDR therapy’s 3 prongs.
Since one’s entire life is available during processing, an interpersonal attunement to the client’s non-verbals as well as an awareness of where they are within their neural network has added importance.