Interpersonal Dependence and Pathological Bonding Patterns in Adults: an Attachment Trauma informed EMDR Treatment Model CANCELLED


Arun Mansukhani

Sunday 19 june 2016

10:45 - 11:45h

Categories: Attachment


 

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED

 

Interpersonal Dependence (ID) and Pathological Bonding Patterns (PBP) are a major problem from a clinical and social point of view. They cause great suffering in patients and are co-morbid or an underlying feature in many clinical conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, substance addiction, sexual dependence, etc. Also, ID and PBP are closely related to major social problems such as domestic and gender violence, including suicides and homicides.

Summing up direct cases and those in which ID-PBP are an underlying feature, makes it clear that it is a condition that mental health professionals need to be able to deal with. In spite of this, it is overlooked and remains unattended in many cases, even in patients/clients of many EMDR therapists. We think this is due to lack of integrative models of ID and PBP treatment.

Based on our 15 years case experience from a multidisciplinary approach, we intend to provide the participants with a conceptual framework and phased intervention model, based on those theories relevant to understand this condition (AIP, Attachment Theory and Dissociative Models) that enables them to:

● Understand and Asses the 3 major ID-PBP types and their sub-types and know how people with pathological bonding needs tend to interact.

● Apply the different phases of EMDR protocol in the right moment of the treatment and with most appropriate targets.

● Take in account the special precautions and modfications with Attachment Trauma Adults with EMDR Protocols.

 

Learning objectives

  1. Supply information that helps realize and critically consider the importance of Interpersonal Dependence (ID) and Pathological Bonding Patterns (PBP) in relation to different psychopathological conditions in which they may be co-morbid or underlying features. 

  2. Provide a theoretical framework that allows understanding and assessment of the major ID-PBP types and their sub-types and knowledge of how people with pathological bonding needs tend to interact. 

  3.  Introduce a phased model that permits the application of the EMDR protocols and techniques at the right moment of the treatment and with the most appropriate targets.
  4. Help integrate the Attachment Trauma and Dissociative Perspectives into an EMDR-AIP based intervention with Pathological Bonding Patterns, indicating the special precautions to be taken in these cases.