Open forum for professors, college educators and clinicians - Identifying curriculum content on trauma and EMDR, plus create a template for college courses to impact knowledge and treatment options for graduates

Description

At the last EMDRIA Conference, one of the major concerns identified during the membership meeting was the need to get knowledge about EMDR out to college and university settings. This begins with students who are planning on pursuing a career in the health or mental health field. Courses of study do not adequately present material to students regarding trauma and treatment options. Thus, students leave their educational settings lacking knowledge about what EMDR is. This workshop is focused on both undergraduate and graduate educators who work in colleges and universities in the health care and mental health curriculum. Because students lack knowledge about trauma treatment, it could be years before they discover EMDR in their professional life. A panel discussion will provide the following learning objectives: Identify content areas to include when defining trauma; Define EMDR and summarize how it is used as a treatment option for trauma; Identify the challenges and possible solutions within colleges and university settings to include content on trauma and EMDR; and Create a template for content to include in a current course and strategies to market it to colleges in the health and mental health curriculum. The audience will be invited to give their input into the suggested content and challenged to make recommendations regarding how to best publicize the need for this curriculum and ways to achieve including it in more college course curriculum. The end result will be a suggested template that can be posted on the EMDRIA web site to assist educators and clinicians in advocating for its inclusion in their local colleges and university settings.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Terry Becker-Fritz
Michael Klinker
Linda Tepper

Original Work Citation

Becker-Fritz, T., Klinker, M., & Tepper, L. (2008, September). Open forum for professors, college educators and clinicians - Identifying curriculum content on trauma and EMDR, plus create a template for college courses to impact knowledge and treatment options for graduates. Open forum presented at the 13th EMDR International Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ

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Citation

“Open forum for professors, college educators and clinicians - Identifying curriculum content on trauma and EMDR, plus create a template for college courses to impact knowledge and treatment options for graduates,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 25, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18194.

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