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A step by step protocol for EMDR therapists to empower their clients to emotionally detach from abusers and social predators. This protocol can be used for victims of domestic violence, narcissists, borderlines, and sociopaths.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic…

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Exploring the nature of trauma and how best to deal with it is not only a timely task, it is a necessary one. While COVID, isolation, and social unrest don’t necessarily cause trauma—trauma is about how one reacts to a thing, not the thing in…

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In 16 sessions, Mary J Held went from hiding out in her home, controlled by trauma, to a more active life full of joy."Unfreezing Trauma: My Private Journal of EMDR Recovery" is an honest, fearless telling of Mary’s recovery from multiple traumatic…

The current case study investigates whether successful psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms will also ameliorate cognitive deficits. We describe the treatment response of a 37-year-old woman diagnosed with post-traumatic…

In recent years, different studies have observed a strong association between chronic pain (CP) and psychological trauma. Therefore, a trauma-focused psychotherapy, such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), could be an innovative…

While eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is considered an evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults, there are differences as to how various international treatment guidelines judge the strength of…

Exposure to adverse events during childhood and adolescence is associated with problematic outcomes across the life span, including the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A growing body of research examining the effectiveness of eye…

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a strain on health systems around the world. Healthcare workers, on the front lines of the epidemic, are facing major and potentially traumatic stressful events, overwhelming their ability to cope and…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The technique is known to stimulate the capacity to reprocess maladaptive memories that are thought to be central to this pathology. Here…

Strelchuk, D., Wiles, N., Turner, K. M., et al. (2020). Feasibility study of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) in people with an at-risk mental state (ARMS) for psychosis: study protocol. BMJ Open, 10:e038620.…

I sought to solve the issues of user control, interactivity, and excitement for a therapeutic virtual reality (VR) application based on the eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for the health technology company Psylaris. I…

Background:Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) carries a high disease burden worldwide, yet significant barriers exist to providing and accessing treatment for PTSD, particularly in refugee populations and in low- and middle-income countries. There…

Severe depression is one of the most common mental disorders and affects between 15-20 % of the general population in their lifetimes. Although many psycho-therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions exist that are considered to be effective in…

The lived experience of Dyslexia highlights lifelong emotional and social effects, often describing experiences of education as a ‘hostile environment’ of judgment, failure, ridicule, isolation, and stigma. This presentation will explore the ‘lived…

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The death of a loved one can be a time of unparalleled distress. EMDR therapy can be integrated into the treatment of grief and mourning to process distressing memories and present triggers that complicate the bereavement, and enable assimilation and…

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Treating addictive disorders is becoming an exponentially acute need due to the impairment and potential fatality that accompanies many addictive disorders. EMDR Psychotherapy aims to address more than symptom reduction and address the core issues…

This true “workshop” will include clinical tools and experiential exercises designed to convey key concepts including the nature of social information processing, ingroup/outgroup effects, a new category of resonating NC/PCs…

The workshop will introduce a collection of ego state therapy interventions from the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) for stabilizing dysregulated, dissociative, and attachment-wounded clients. It will describe ways to talk directly to…

In recent years there have been numerous new developments in research on, and the application of, EMDR therapy. Perhaps the most important one is experimental research into the working memory theory. The purpose of this workshop is to gain new…

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This course provides a framework for understanding EMDR access across categories of diversity. Special EMDR examples will show implications for immigration, unlearning racism, and ways to modify EMDR for accessibility.

Therapy is more effective when we assess our clients’ “resiliency” accurately at each moment. The more acutely the therapist tracks subtle shifts to more hyper- and hypo-arousal, the closer the therapy can focus on problematic dynamics that cause our…

This presentation provides clinicians with research and clinically informed treatment plans for alleviating symptoms of panic across of range of cases. Clinical examples and guidelines are presented for identifying targets, when to extend preparation…

This workshop will cover ways of working with pain in all eight phases using the basic EMDR protocol and utilize history taking, preparation, targeting, and reprocessing approaches informed by neuroscience and attachment theory to desensitize the…

This workshop will cover ways of working with pain in all eight phases using the basic EMDR protocol and utilize history taking, preparation, targeting, and reprocessing approaches informed by neuroscience and attachment theory to desensitize the…

The “First Wave” occurred with the development of the individual standard protocol. This protocol is the foundation of all EMDR practice. The IGTP and G-TEP, both designed for emergency situations, represent the “Second Wave”. Up until now, there has…

This presentation distills procedures, strategies, and tools from hypnosis principles that do not necessitate induced trance and applies them to EMDR therapy; case conceptualization in general, and within the 8 phases and 3 prongs in particular.…

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Since Dr. Shapiros first publication on EMD the technique evolved to a comprehensive therapy – EMDR Therapy. EMDR Therapy consists of theory (AIP Model), description of a comprehensive therapy and offers different treatment plans as well as a number…

The lecture outlines the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain. In the context of this lecture, we will first address the question of how emotional stress and psychological trauma lead to physical pain, before dealing with the specificities of…

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This workshop discusses tools to increase the utilization of EMDR therapy in university settings. College students experience high rates of sexual assault and other traumatic events. Campus counseling services face challenges due to great diversity…

Although race is a social construction, it carries great significance and dire consequences in our North American culture. This presentation will explore how Anti-Black racism, racial trauma, and White Supremacy can impact psychotherapy. Using…

EMDR therapy clients with Complex PTSD, PTSD, and/or addictions often report that spiritual crises play an integral role in their suffering, and use spiritual terms when describing healing. The AIP model posits that maladaptively processed traumas…

Although race is a social construction, it carries great significance and dire consequences in our North American culture. This presentation will explore how Anti-Black racism, racial trauma, and White Supremacy can impact psychotherapy. Using…

EMDR is an evidenced based intervention designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories. Despite EMDR’s efficacy, there are minimal references to diversity in EMDR research, and no protocol adaptations for African American clients. Without…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Integrative Group Treatment Protocol in Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR- IGTP-OTS) has been studied effectively in Latin communities since 1997 (Jarero, 2010), but not yet with African American…

This workshop will address the spectrum of eating disordered behaviors from a trauma perspective with EMDR therapy. Individuals are rarely born with distorted eating patterns. An increasing number of studies make the connection between adverse life…

Shapiro (1995, 2001, 2018) expanded “trauma” treated by EMDR psychotherapy to include illness and somatic disorders. The Adaptive Information Processing Model, EMDR’s 8 Phases and 3-Pronged Approach provide a framework to conceptualize…

The research on social drift up to this point focuses on the hypothesis that illnesses, both physical and mental, can cause one to have a downward mobility within society. We hypothesize that illnesses can cause the descent of individuals into lower…

EMDR shares with other psychotherapies ethical issues. Two additional areas emphasize the need for a clear understanding of ethical conduct. The first is EMDRIA’s use of ethical codes provided by professional organizations a member may also be a part…

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Many EMDR therapists have something to contribute to the field, but may be unsure about how to write a paper for a scholarly journal. Participants in this workshop will learn to identify the types of papers that might be submitted, and how to…

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This presentation draws a direct parallel between EMDR and a classic psychological theory: object relations. Throughout history, humankind has grappled with how to navigate the internal battle between “good and bad.” Object relations theorists posit…

Learn to recognize, access, and build cooperation among self-states of children in the playroom applying key principles to guide treatment. We will practice two play-based interventions utilizing sand tray and drawing. Use the lens of dissociation to…

There is currently an urgent situation within our nation’s police force: police officers are suffering increased psychological symptoms and sometimes suicidal risk. At the same time, there is a rising public outcry against police ‘excessive use of…

Complex-PTSD, while not a diagnosis in itself, is thought of as a category of PTSD resulting from multiple traumas, often occurring over time, often within an atmosphere of attachment disordered relationships and neglect. This workshop will provide…

During this time of increased isolation, our usual means of getting our attachment needs met are not as available in the ways we are normally accustomed to. In addition to the life stressors of these unprecedented times, staying connected becomes…

There are many common errors made by EMDR clinicians. Often therapists are not even aware that they are committing errors. These errors prevent clinicians from being as effective as they could be in working with their clients. Common errors in each…

This has been a year of adversity and increased awareness. We are now awakening to the trauma of white privilege and systemic racism. EMDR therapists are challenged with effectively responding to the mental health needs of those impacted by this…

The bihemispheric structure of the brain imposes on clinicians the challenge of therapeutically relating and strategically embracing the full biology of the human mind. For clients with developmental injuries, trauma left them in a constant state of…
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