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General Session 401: Therapeutic Challenges in the Application of EMDR Therapy to Complex Trauma Cases


Do you ever find it difficult to organize the treatment plan with complex cases? Do the tools that usually work with other clients fall short? Do you have a hard time setting realistic goals with some clients? Do you ever feel confused about where to start and how to maintain a working structure? Do you sometimes doubt what to do, how and when? Do you feel that there are blockages that are difficult to manage? This presentation will answer these questions and other practical issues related to common challenges in working with trauma and, in particular, with trauma processing with EMDR therapy. Cases with different problems and points of blockage and the tools to organize the work and handle the various challenges that usually arise will be described.

  1. Participants will be able to identify and identify defenses and how the show up in therapy.
  2. Participants will be able to describe at least 5 tools to aid processing in the different phases of EMDR Therapy with Complex Trauma cases.
  3. Participants will be able to describe at least 4 complicated issues around trauma processing with Complex Trauma Cases.


  • Dolores Mosquera, Psy

    Dolores Mosquera, es psicóloga y psicoterapeuta, especializada en trastornos de la personalidad, trauma y disociación. Dolores es la directora del Instituto para el Estudio del Trauma y los Trastornos de la Personalidad (INTRA-TP) —un centro privado con 3 clínicas que inicialmente se funda en el 2000. Cuenta con una amplia experiencia docente, impartiendo seminarios, talleres y conferencias a nivel internacional. Ha publicado 16 libros y numerosos artículos sobre trastornos de la personalidad, trauma complejo y disociación. Dolores ha recibido el premio David Servan-Schreiber por su contribución destacada en EMDR en el año 2017 y ha sido reconocida en el año 2018 como ISSTD fellow por su contribución en el campo del trauma y la disociación.

  • Dolores Mosquera, Psy

    Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally. She has published several books, book chapters and articles. Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field in 2017, was made Fellow of the ISSTD in 2018, for her contributions to the trauma and dissociation field, and received the MAM10 Prix David Servan-Schreiber award in 2021 to a foreign researcher who has made a notable international contribution, having advanced research in the field of EMDR.

September 18, 2022
Sun 10:00 AM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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