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
- Family Relations Concerns
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Relationship Issues
For more information concerning our EMDR therapeutic services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Robert at (860) 949-8672.