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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindscape’s work with Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury (ABI/TBI) Survivors and their families has highlighted the urgent need for trauma based therapeutic options to be made available post-injury, to aid in both the short-term and long-term recovery processes. In response to this need within the Brain Injury Survivor Community, Mindscape has secured the services of Jamie Arber, a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Clinician with a range of experiences in the Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury field to work with clients and their families.

EMDR is an evidence-based, integrative psychotherapeutic approach, developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma in numerous populations.

EMDR evolved in the 1980’s through the contributions of therapists and researchers located throughout the world, thus resulting in a set of standardized protocols, developed to incorporate elements from various treatment approaches.

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For more information concerning our EMDR therapeutic services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Robert at (860) 949-8672.

The EMDR Model

The model on which EMDR is based, Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), posits that much of psychopathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and/or incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences. This maladaptive encoding/incomplete processing impairs an individual’s ability to integrate their traumatic experiences in an adaptive manner which can subsequently lead to a range of issues in their day-today lives. The eight-phase, three-pronged process of EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. This treatment approach, which targets past experience, current triggers, and future potential challenges, results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers.
Mindscape firmly believes in the benefits of the EMDR therapeutic approach and has become the first ABI/TBI Service Provider in Connecticut to make the treatment available to those within the ABI/TBI Community in an attempt to better address Survivor needs in areas such as:

  • Behavioral Outbursts
  • Verbal Aggression
  • Depression
  • Family Relations Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Relationship Issues

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For more information concerning our EMDR therapeutic services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Robert at (860) 949-8672.