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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a unique, empirically validated approach that is recommended by the World Health Organization as a "first line treatment for post traumatic stress disorder in adults." EMDR therapy…

El tratamiento del trauma y el TEPT complejo presentan una multitud de retos para el terapeuta EMDR infanto-juvenil. La activación de la arquitectura sináptica de estos niños/niñas que contiene material traumático arraigado recluta patrones de…

The reproductive period is one fraught with psychosocial and sociological meaning. Understanding perinatal trauma and postpartum loss requires knowledge and sensitivity across the range of cultural constructs framing it. While the birthgiver most…

The presentation will provide both the theoretical background and a model of care for the integration of the attachment system and the AIP Model to treat clients with chronic health syndromes including autoimmune disorders and chronic pain…

This workshop will focus on treatment of complex trauma with the emphasis on treatment of the traumatic attachment to the abuser. Treatment for victims of abuse not only has to deal with the trauma of what happened, but the traumatic attachment to…

The Distancing Technique was initially developed using EMDR targets that had an over-importance of thoughts, the need to control thoughts, and the thought-action fusion. It also targets the misinterpretation of sensation as predictive of future…

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought trauma, adversity and distress to most parents and children. In addition, it has exacerbated previous and generational trauma as they had to endure losses, seclusion, financial hardships, and a lack of social…

La regulación emocional es un elemento transdiagnóstico habitualmente presente en los trastornos derivados del trauma, en mayor o menor medida. Como otros síntomas postraumáticos, puede mejorar a raíz del tratamiento de los recuerdos asociados a su…

Thematic Analysis of Therapists Integrating EFT and EMDR in Couple Therapy Jason Linder, Psy.D. EMDR Group Treatment Remote to Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19 Maria Cristina Pérez-Grados, M.D.; Maria Elena Estévez, M.D. Cultural Adaptations…

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A history of sexual abuse as a child or as an adult can deeply impact adult sexual relationships. This workshop includes using EMDR and Ego State therapies to heal past sexual trauma, reclaim the adult body, learn skills for assertive, safe…

When we were all trained in EMDR therapy, we were told that all you have to do is say, "Go with that" and everything will change. While EMDR therapy is amazingly effective, it is often not quite that simple. Sometimes our clients' processing stops,…

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and femicides are prevalent in societies marked by patriarchy and misogyny. While women generally face a higher chance of victimization than men, one’s racial identity and social context can impact risks of…

Independientemente de los modelos teóricos explicativos, en la experiencia de nuestros pacientes la disociación cumple una función protectora. Ésta, sin embargo, se vuelve desadaptativa cuando la exposición al peligro terminó. El reprocesamiento de…

Sandra Paulsen has written of the “ubiquity of dissociation” (2014) and also that “dissociation is the engine...not the caboose” of traumatic symptoms (emdrandbeyond.com/blog/2018/4/13/screening-for-did-and-more). If dissociation drives trauma…

Community mental health centers (CMHCs) and larger mental health agencies have a significant role in the provision of behavioral healthcare. CMHCs and larger agencies provide services to underserved groups and are actively involved in advocacy…

Listening to the experiences of LGBTQ+ clients, therapists and consultants/trainers is an important part of becoming more culturally responsive and highly ethical as an EMDR therapist. This panel presentation brings together a group of long-term EMDR…

Listening to the experiences of LGBTQ+ clients, therapists and consultants/trainers is an important part of becoming more culturally responsive and highly ethical as an EMDR therapist. This panel presentation brings together a group of long-term EMDR…

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Complex PTSD is associated with chronic or prolonged victimization, deprivation, and neglect. Many experts consider it to be a disorder of dysregulation—one that involves difficulties in regulating emotions, behaviors, relationships, attention and…

The transmission of trauma from one generation to the next is an issue that motivates many clinicians to address trauma in their adult clients. Few approaches directly address the impact of childhood maltreatment on current parenting. This workshop…

Many therapists are trained in the treatment of single traumatic events. However, clients with complex PTSD (C-PTSD) come to therapy with an extensive history of trauma that often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood with layers of…

These research findings on these techniques, with the noted variations from the traditional EMDR protocol, suggest that EMDR is a valuable addition to standard CBT RP sex offender treat ment. By integrating this treatment modality into standard sex…

¿Alguna vez te encuentras con dificultades a la hora de organizar el plan de tratamiento con casos complejos? ¿las herramientas que suelen funcionar con otros clientes se quedan cortas? ¿te cuesta fijar objetivos realistas con algunos clientes?…

Treating survivors of trauma and adverse life experiences poses a risk for developing our own secondary trauma symptoms. Attendees of this workshop will complete self-assessments for secondary trauma symptoms and identify self-care plans for the…

Therapists struggle to include caretakers in all the phases of EMDR with children including engaging them to agree to allow the processing of memories. Therapists may also have ambivalence if the caretakers are the cause of the attachment trauma,…

We love Polyvagal Theory (PVT), but are perhaps not yet comfortable with it. This workshop will help you “get ventral” with PVT, by synthesizing it into more workable use with clients. The evolution of PVT, from its dense, difficult origins to its…

The core human need for interpersonal connection and belonging is cited by Maslow, social psychologists, and many other respected theorists and researchers. Trauma and adversity, in this realm, includes interpersonal rejection, attachment failures,…

Polyvagal Theory (PVT) and EMDR are neuro-informed, cutting-edge clinical approaches. This workshop will teach participants methods for integrating these two complementary models through the 8 phases of EMDR. Participants will review the core…

Basándonos en años de experiencia con los trastornos alimentarios (TA), el tratamiento más adecuado es el que trata los aspectos que dan origen al trastorno, en lugar de centrarse en el síntoma de manera aislada. Sin lugar a dudas, la terapia EMDR…

Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and EMDR: How Psychedelics Can Enhance and Amplify the Effectiveness of EMDR. Studies are showing that psychedelic-assisted therapy potentiates our ability as trained psychotherapists to heal and assimilate trauma.…

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a practical, evidence-based collaborative conversation style supporting patient treatment engagement and reducing reluctance around behavior change. This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the…

The Racial Trauma Protocol for high achievers is designed to implement the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) through the intersection of high achieving adults and a culturally competent lens. The Racial Trauma Protocol for high achievers includes…

To address the COVID-19 mental health challenge, Dr. Jarero and his team adapted for remote (online) use. They conducted research on the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP) for Ongoing Traumatic Stress Remote (EMDR-IGTP-OTS-R). In…

Después de un desastre natural o uno causado por intervención humana, las personas afectadas desarrollan una serie de síntomas que de no ser tratados de manera pronta pueden incrementar en severidad. Las intervenciones tempranas con EMDR han sido…

Some people find themselves repeatedly involved in harmful and abusive relationships. Many of them struggle to walk away from the relationship, set boundaries, or protect themselves adequately. There are two concepts that are important to…

Psychotherapists often express fear about addressing sexuality in the therapy practice. Therapists must create safety for clients by bringing up sexuality and related life stressors. Otherwise, clients often report wanting to talk about sex but…

The "Healing Race-Based Trauma with Somatic EMDR-Therapy" presentation will explore how to assess and address racialized trauma with EMDR therapy, enhanced by somatic approaches. "Diversity" trainings that do not incorporate the body are insufficient…

Participants interested in EMDR Early Interventions, rapid response, and humanitarian mental health work will be introduced to the Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST) procedures – Low-Intensity-Interventions that can be administered…

A Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) lens is critical to effectively engaging with clients, facilitating culturally relevant interventions, and effectively addressing trauma. A JEDI approach to clinical practice includes critical…

BackgroundEye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a treatment meant to reduce vividness and emotionality of distressing memories. There is accumulating evidence that working memory taxation is the core of the working mechanism…

BackgroundPsychological distress is common among patients with cancer, with severe consequences on their quality of life. Anxiety and depression are the most common clinical presentation of psychological distress in cancer patients, but in some cases…

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Research has shown that the Flash Technique (FT) appears to reduce memory-related disturbance and may reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. This paper discusses the connections between FT and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing…

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating psychological condition that impacts millions of people globally. The front-line psychological intervention for OCD is exposure/response prevention (ERP), however, many individuals do not respond…

The majority of people who experience mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have a healthy recovery, where initial somatic, cognitive, psychological, and behavioral mTBI-related symptoms resolve naturally within hours or days. Unfortunately, a…

Little is known of the usability of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as an intervention for those experiencing psychosis. This study aimed to explore therapists’ experience of using EMDR with this population. A qualitative design…

Background In addition to having a negative impact on the physical and emotional health of the population, the global Covid–19 pandemic has necessitated psychotherapists moving their practice to online environments. This service evaluation examines…

Eating disorders (EDs) are complex and treatment-resistant problems. Despite evidence-based methods like enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E), the number of clients who do not respond positively to treatment is also remarkable. Eye movement…

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) Couple Protocol on the relationship-satisfaction, depression, and anxiety levels of couples. This protocol differs from standard EMDR…

Trauma related to sexual violence and intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of women, resulting in detrimental impacts to economic, physical, and mental health. Survivors are often subjected to repeated acts of violence or abuse,…

Since its inception in 1989, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has evolved from a simple desensitization technique to treat posttraumatic stress disorder to a comprehensive psychotherapy approach that treats a broad range…

BackgroundAdversity and traumatic experiences increase the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy that desensitizes painful memories, so…
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