Quotes from the Books Back Cover
From: John G. Watkins, PhD. Co-Author of Ego States Theory and Therapy, Professor Emeritus, University of Montana; Co-founder of Ego State Therapy, past president of various national and international societies in psychotherapy.
“In this interesting book Dr Paulsen presents in clear and simplified form an integration of EMDR and Ego State Therapy designed especially for trauma therapists and their clients. She puts together concepts, theories and techniques drawn from many different theoretical approaches, such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Hypnotherapy, as well as Ego State Therapy, which are illustrated with many case examples. However, the uniqueness of her presentation is that she employs the medium of cartoons to explain, simplify and objectify the many complexities involved. Explication through cartoons has rarely, if ever before, been used in professional publications. This makes it not only a readable introduction to Ego State Therapy for EMDR practitioners, but also an explanation they can present to their clients, and which even general readers may find helpful in understanding how a therapist might work. It is an integrative, innovative contribution, which should receive widespread interest. I highly recommend it for the purposes it intends”.
From: Carol Forgash, MSW, BCD. Co-editor: Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy.
“Dr Paulsen’s book incorporates two modalities with originality. EMDR and Ego State Therapy are presented in two well integrated formats: clear prose and creative cartoons. Clinicians seeking enlightenment on working with dissociative clients will profit from the practical step by step description and gain understanding of how to weave trauma phased work and ego state therapy into the EMDR protocol”.
From: Robin Shapiro, MSW. Editor of EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing and EMDR Solutions II: For Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance, and More.
“Sandra Paulsen has written a comprehensive and comprehendible guide to working with dissociative clients. Her concise chapters, each with its own case example and explanatory cartoon, shed light on important techniques from assessment through the end of therapy. She has taken the best techniques from others and some great ideas of her own to make a practical guide with our most complex clients. Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation was written for EMDR practitioners and clients. I think any therapist would benefit from its many techniques and therapeutic lenses.”
From: Gerald Puk,Ph.D. Senior Trainer, EMDR Institute.
“This is an engaging presentation integrating EMDR into the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and Complex Trauma. It is an excellent resource for EMDR clinicians - very informative and well-written.”