A trauma-informed treatment model for practice and consultation


EMDR is both a trauma resolution method and a comprehensive phase model of trauma treatment. EMDR training has typically focused primarily on the trauma resolution method (phases 3-7 of the protocol), with only passing mention of the rest of the treatment approach. This leaves many EMDR trained clinicians unsure how to identify clients for whom EMDR may be appropriate, how to prepare their clients adequately for EMDR, and how to identify appropriate targets(and target order) for EMDR. In this workshop participants will learn, and practice, how to conceptualize a case from a trauma perspective, so that the clients' presenting problems can be directly related to the clients trauma/loss history. Participants will learn, and practice, explaining this to their clients, so they can develop a treatment plan (including EMDR) accordingly. Participants will learn a phase model of trauma treatment that is consistent with EMDR while providing more detailed guidance in phases 1,2, and 8 of the EMDR protocol. Participants will learn a systematic approach to preparing clients for EMDR. Participants will also learn, and practice, applying this model in asystematic way to problem-solving their own challenging cases, as well as to supervision and consultation.






Ricky Greenwald

Original Work Citation

Greenwald, R. (2006, September). A trauma-informed treatment model for practice and consultation. Presentation at the 11th EMDR International Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA



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