10/07/2017 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lynne RosenLynne V. Rosen, LCSW: Integrating EMDR Therapy and Narrative Therapy

The stories that we tell, and the stories others tell about us shape how we make meaning of our lives and relationships. Trauma stories often obscure or pull us away from what we most give value to: our hopes, values, purposes, commitments, and beliefs. Problem-saturated accounts of identities such as “ I am dirty, worthless, broken, hopeless, a failure” gain truth status and squeeze out meaningful experiences that are outside of these problem accounts. What happens when we pick up and unearth experiences, wisdom, and knowledge that have been pushed to the margins?

 Through visual mapping and other practices inspired by a narrative therapy approach, Lynne will demonstrate how to: 

  • Access client resources, skills, abilities, and knowledge(s)
  • Expose the context and operation of abuse
  • Disrupt negative identity conclusions
  • Cultivate a sense of agency by capturing client responses to trauma: acts of resistance and redress and how they are founded in cherished values and stances
  • Create islands of safety while doing trauma work
  • Make new connections and associations (implicit to explicit)

Lynne V. Rosen, LCSW (Los Angeles, Pasadena, CA) has been engaged in therapeutic work for over 27 years in medical, residential, inpatient, community, and private practice settings. She found her therapeutic and philosophical home in the early 90’s when she discovered Narrative Therapy. Current work has focused on integrating EMDR and other somatic-based therapies with a narrative approach, philosophically and practically. She continues to feel passionate about teaching, supervising, and public conversation work, and for many years, she had the privilege of working as Core Faculty and Director of the Postmodern Therapy Training Program at a graduate school (PGI) and Co-Founder of WPLA (Women’s Project Los Angeles). Lynne is a board member and faculty member of Re-Authoring Teaching, an international learning community of Narrative Therapy enthusiasts.

Come network with EMDR clinicians, learn from a great speaker about a topic in the EMDR field, give and receive support from your peers in the Southern California area.

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Integrating EMDR Therapy and Narrative Therapy


$10 at the door.  Bring snacks to share.


Flintridge Center in Pasadena

236 W. Mountain Street Suite 117, Pasadena, CA 91103

Free parking. Close to Freeways

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