DeTUR(tm) is an Urge Reduction Protocol in Dealing with Addictions and Dysfunctional Behaviors and the underlying causing traumas. This is based on the AIP EMDR model.
This protocol has been used effectively by EMDR therapists over the years in dealing with a wide range of addictions and behaviors, including substances, eating, gambling, sex, etc.. This presentation will consist of, didactic, visuals, demonstrations of the various phases with case examples from the author and other therapists. Also addressed are some of the many different pitfalls in dealing with this population and methods to deal with the problems.
DeTUR(tm) (Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing) is an urge reduction protocol used as the nucleus of an overall methodology in the treatment of a wide range of chemical addictions and dysfunctional behaviors. This method was developed and refined by the author through actual client interaction and feedback from other EMDR trained therapists using the same protocol. It was initially introduced as a “stop smoking” protocol at the 1st EMDR conference in 1992.
This eclectic addiction treatment method is trauma-based, combining client internal resources with external support including the 12 step model and other known and proven treatment methods as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, Erickson, thought field therapy, Satire, neuro-linguistic programming, etc.. The basis or foundation is the accelerated information processing using bi-lateral processing as outlined in EMDR to uncover and process the base trauma(s) or core issues as the underlying cause behind the addiction.
Though somewhat similar to the phases of EMDR, using history, assessment, diagnosis and preparation of the client. DeTURTM targets the triggers that bring up the uncomfortable feelings leading to the urges. DeTURTM phases also include client empowerment through resource accessing, installation of positive treatment goals, identification and desensitization of triggers, and techniques of relapse prevention. The purpose of the protocol is to uncover the core traumas and reprocess them through to completion. In achieving reprocessing the triggers no longer stimulate the need to use or act out and the new response becomes the positive treatment goal of coping and functioning successfully in life as determined by the client.
Through lecture, discussion, video clips, and practicum experiences, participants will be able to:
- Describe the use of the DeTUR(tm) protocol.
- Demonstrate the use of the DeTUR(tm) protocol to uncover core traumas and reprocess them to completion.
- Identify rapid techniques to aid clients in accessing their own inner resources.
- Compare differences between the positive goal (PG) and positive state (PS).
- Identify the client’s triggers.
- Compile methods to elicit the client’s positive goal.
- Plan how to anchor the positive state into the client’s philosophy.
- Analyze how to segue from the DeTURTM protocol to the EMDR model.
- Utilize techniques to aid the client in handling relapse.
Any mental health provider who has completed EMDR Basic Training.
TRAINING LEVEL: Beginning/Intermediate level
Appropriate for all mental health professionals who are already trained in EMDR Therapy.
This course is a 14 CE course. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. Continuing Education Credit is approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions. CEs are approved through EMDRIA.
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As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however, CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
EMDRIA Credits: 14
EMDRIA: EMDR Professional Training is an EC Provider (#18023) and this program is approved for 14 EMDRIA (Credits #18023-10). Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.