Title EMDR Toolbox, 2/e
Subtitle Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation
Author Jim Knipe
ISBN 9780826172556
List price USD 70.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 328
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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About the book


Praise for the first Edition:

“[R]eading this book has given me a whole host of new ideas about working with complex and dissociative clients... Clear and engaging, peppered with relevant case histories, this book would make an important addition to anyone’s EMDR-related book collection.”

Dr. Robin Logie, EMDR UK & Ireland

“A brilliant and accessible book…[T]he information in this book will revolutionize EMDR treatment with complex trauma/dissociated clients.”

Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD

“This book is a jewel for EMDR clinicians. It is also recommended for any professional interested in the treatment of complex disorders… Jim Knipe is a highly gifted professional and this is the result of many years of experience and practice.”

Dolores Mosquera, MS, Amazon Review


This innovative resource for therapists trained in Standard EMDR delivers a powerful set of EMDR-based “Tools” - useful strategies for helping difficult-to-treat clients with complex emotional problems. The second edition reflects the author’s ongoing efforts to design treatments that can significantly extend the therapeutic power of methods based on an Adaptive Information Processing model. It describes new discoveries that promote effective ways of structuring therapy sessions and refines original treatment procedures that can facilitate and safely accelerate therapeutic progress.

The book provides an overview of the principal issues in treating these complex emotional problems and describes highly effective methodologies with a wide variety of clinical presentations that originate in or include disturbing traumatic memories. It also describes how to integrate specific EMDR-related interventions with other psychotherapeutic treatments. Each intervention is examined in detail with accompanying transcripts, client drawings, and case studies illustrating the nuances and variations in intervention application. Bolstered by supporting theory and current research, the book also discusses how the concepts and vocabulary of other models of dissociation translate directly into EMDR’s Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) language.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Describes new strategies and refinements of standard methods for treatment of clients with complex emotional problems
  • Includes two completely new chapters, “Internal Healing Dialogue” and “Case Example: treating the problem of ‘attachment to the perpetrator’”
  • Provides new case examples on childhood sexual abuse
  • Offers new sections on treating chronic defensive shame, the importance of “fast” vs “slow” thinking processes, and new applications of “Loving Eyes” procedures
  • Includes ebook with the purchase of print version

Key Features:

  • Written by an EMDRIA-designated “Master Clinician”
  • Delivers successful treatments alternatives for difficult-to-treat clients
  • Provides a theoretical framework to guide assessment and treatment of clients with complex PTSD
  • Includes specific AIP tools, verbatim therapy scripts, client drawings, and case studies
  • Discusses each intervention in detail, illustrating the nuances and variation in different applications




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PART I.  An Adaptive Information Processing Framework for Treating Complex PTSD

Chapter 1. The Need for a Theoretical Framework and Additional “Tools” for Using EMDR With Complex PTSD

Chapter 2. Traumatic Memory and EMDR, When Dual Attention Is Possible

PART II. Adaptive Information Processing Methods for Resolving Psychological Defenses

Chapter 3. An Adaptive Information Processing Model for Treating Psychological Defenses

Chapter 4. EMDR With Avoidance

Chapter 5. Targeting Idealization Defenses

Chapter 6. Treating Addictive Disorders With Adaptive Information Processing Methods

PART III. An Adaptive Information Processing Model for Treating Dissociative Personality Structure

Chapter 7. Treating Dissociation Within an Adaptive Information Processing Model

Chapter 8. The Basic Framework for the Preparation Phase

Chapter 9. Preparation: The Language of Ovals

Chapter 10. Preparation: Drawings

Chapter 11. Loving Eyes: “Looking” From One Part to Another

Chapter 12. Treating Defensive Shame

Chapter 13. The CIPOS Procedure

Chapter 14. The Persistence of Dissociative Personality Structure and the Internal Healing Dialogue (IHD) Procedure

PART IV. Case Examples

Chapter 15. Veronica

Chapter 16. Doug

Chapter 17. Rhonda

Chapter 18. Some Closing Thoughts


About the Author:

Jim Knipe, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado since 1976 and has been using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) since 1992. He is a Trainer with Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)-approved consultant and instructor, and was designated a “Master Clinician” by EMDRIA in 2007. He was a keynote speaker at the 2010 EMDRIA conference; 2015 EMDR Canada conference; and was an invited guest speaker at the 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, and 2015 EMDRIA Annual Conferences; the 2006, 2008, and 2012 EMDR Europe Annual Conferences; the 2010 EMDR Asia Conference; and national EMDR conferences in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, Brazil, and Japan. He has been involved with Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAPs), serving as coordinator for training programs in Turkey  and Palestine, and serving on the board of directors and as research and training director. He has also been involved in HAP in Oklahoma City, New York (following 9/11), Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. In addition, he is a coauthor of published outcome research documenting the effects of EMDR with survivors of 9/11 and with those traumatized by the 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turkey. Dr. Knipe has contributed chapters to EMDR Casebook (Manfield, 2002), EMDR Solutions, Volumes I and II (R. Shapiro, 2005, 2009), Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation (2007), EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations (Luber, 2009), and EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach (Gonzalez & Mosquera, 2012). He is a coauthor (with Dolores Mosquera) of articles describing EMDR-related methods of narcissistic selfidealization, and idealization of a partner in an abusive relationship.

Target Audience:

Useful for EMDR clinicians and professionals interested in the treatment of complex disorders.


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