Analytical Psychotherapy or long term ‘talking therapy’ has, until now, been conceptualized as being very different from and at times at odds with the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprossessing (EMDR) technique. By drawing a clear differentiation between painful and traumatic memories, Dr Touma suggests analytical conversation and EMDR technique are in fact synergistic and complementary.
PS: Apology from the speaker: During this talk I inadvertently used the term "restructuring" instead of "reprocessing", in defining EMDR.
Master of Medicine and (Psychotherapy); Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapy Think Tank / Grand Rounds
Mental Health Sciences Centre,
Building 112, Cumberland Hospital. NSW, Australia
Recorded: 08 September 2011