With 20 years of experience, and a personal commitment grounded in experiencing firsthand the impact of psychotherapy in my own life, I specializes in helping clients with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women’s issues, self-esteem, eating disorders, spiritual concerns, abuse, or trauma issues. I am also a trained spiritual director grounded in the Christian tradition, for those who desire a faith-sensitive approach.
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Midwest Center for EMDR Training and Therapy Susan Schaefer PhD, LP EMDRIA Approved ConsultantTrainer All Inclusive Basic EMDR Training Program (Part 1, Part 2 and 10 hours of consultation) Fall 2018 Dates: Sept. 7-8 Sept 28-29 Nov. 9-10 Nov. 30-Dec. 1Read more
OCD is a notoriously challenging condition to treat, in part because exposure is not enough to extinguish the high levels of anxiety. Research clearly indicates that response prevention, simultaneously with exposure to obsessional thoughts, is needed to eventuate extinction or reduction of anxiety. Dr. Paulsen teaches how EMDR Therapy can potentiate the anxiety reduction through desensitization and reprocessing, making an arduous treatment not only efficacious but time efficient and more comfortable than pure exposure and response prevention. Additionally, OCD sometimes appears to be a response to developmental trauma sequestered at ages when magical thinking is normal. In such cases, ego state maneuvers will help access the locus of developmental arrest at the time of trauma, and disarm loyalty to the aggressor as manifest in perpetrator introjects, where appropriate. The workshop describe the taxonomy of the disorder, details the specifics of treatment of O…Read more