Formation of EMDR networks and study groups


The purpose of this presentation is to assist people interested in the formation of an EMDR study group in their area. It will cover the historical development of EMDR study group. Additionally, it will give information regarding the differences between regional network groups, special interest groups, study groups, consultation and supervision groups and the more recent worldwide. Attempts will be made to cover some of the ethical and professional problems associated with study groups versus consultation and supervision groups. Participants will learn the steps necessary to form a study group. This section will cover such issues as attracting new members. Do we charge a fee to maintain? Where is the best place to meet? Who provides the coffee and pays for the copying of materials? What about guest speakers? Do they get an honorarium? Can we get CEU’s? Best time to meet? Can only facilitators form a study group? Participants will be provided with information on what has made groups successful and what has caused them to fail. What it takes to keep them going: content development, the practicum experience, inside or outside the ranks expertise and guest speakers. What it takes to make them fail: the pitfalls and problems of facilitator burnout, geographic distance, low attendance, marketing and advertising hassles, to mix or not to mix (Level I vs. Level II trainees, interns, inexperienced practitioners, and advanced clinicians, non-Institute trained personnel). How do I get on the Worldwide Net?






Elizabeth Snyker

Original Work Citation

Snyker, E. (1997, July). Formation of EMDR networks and study groups. Presentation at the 2nd EMDR International Association Conference, San Francisco, CA



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