Integrating EMDR Therapy with Jungian Psychology: Enhancing Generalization to Accelerate EMDR Processing

Date: May 21 - 22, 2021
Place: Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center, 8298 N Wickham Road , Melbourne, FL, 32940

Imagine if Francine Shapiro and Carl Jung were interviewing a patient together.

Each would be listening and watching for material that the other might ignore, and of course, both would be looking for things they both valued. This course informs the therapist of valuable information that is often discarded.

Jung is notorious for integrating everything he could lay his eyes on, from myth and religion to science and art, astrology, Kabbalah, and even the esoteric science of alchemy. It was all fair game for inquiry. What others discarded, he sought out, searching for connections, and discovered value in this often-ignored material.

When integrating Jungian psychology with EMDR therapy, the amount of valued material increases with the new integrative perspective.

Turn the power of EMDR, which is like 220 volts of electrical energy into the power of a lightning bolt. Increase the power from simple symptoms resolution to compete for the transformation of the “self.” From the inauthentic to the authentic. From the maladaptive to the adaptive from the desolate to fulfilled.

This integrative approach does not treat clients; it transforms lives.

Let your empirical understanding move to that of the artist who nurtures the things that others discard. Learn to notice the unremarkable discardable to create the incredible.

This workshop identifies relevant parallels between EMDR therapy and Jungian psychology. Its purpose is to integrate the related Jungian concepts with the 8-phase framework of EMDR therapy. 

This course instructs the participants in relevant Jungian language, then provides methods to identify and integrate this Jungian material during EMDR processing. The purpose of this integrative understanding is to enhance generalization following Shapiro’s instruction, to use “briefer, less specific cognitions” (Shapiro, 2018). 

Jungian understanding expands Shapiro’s idea of utilizing “less specific” material beyond the cognition that will further generalize and accelerate the EMDR process.


This workshop identifies relevant parallels between EMDR therapy and Jungian psychology. Its purpose is to integrate relevant Jungian concepts with the 8-phases of EMDR therapy. 

Participants will learn relevant Jungian material, then provide methods to identify and integrate the Jungian components during EMDR processing

Shapiro states “an integrative approach causes profound psychological change.” Integration of these models dramatically enhances generalization, which accelerates EMDR processing causing the profound psychological change that Shapiro refers. Trainees will identify and utilize this material achieving accelerated results.