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Special Interest Groups

The basic purpose of EMDRIA's Special Interest Group ("SIG") Program is to form and maintain forums for open, regular communication among professionals sharing an interest in a particular area of the field and consistent with the objectives of EMDRIA. It is EMDRIA's intent to facilitate the creation and continuation of groups that, in turn, have as their primary intent the easing of interactive communication and other professional activity around a particular topic of special interest to the members of the Special Interest Group.

Special Interest Groups may be proposed and focused around any professional theme: specific target problems, populations or settings, theoretical orientations, professional categories or concerns and /or employment settings. The name of each SIG designates its focal issue. Groups are created and dissolved as particular interests increase or decrease in importance to the membership of the Association. The SIG program is designed to be flexible, and thus quickly respond to new, emerging developments in the field.

EMDR with Children & Adolescents

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The purpose of the Child SIG Clinical Listserv (CSCL) is to provide a forum for members of the EMDR International Association involved in the EMDR treatment of children and adolescents.

The listserv promotes professional and scientific discussions about the theoretical, empirical and clinical issues related to EMDR in its application to children and adolescents. New ideas and speculation are welcome and should be labeled as such. The intent of the listserv is to provide clinical and professional support for EMDR International Association members engaged in such work.

You must be a Child SIG member to participate in this listserv. For more information or to join the Child SIG, please fill out this online form.

Chair  |  Gael Thompson

Telephone  |  832.858.0932

Email  |  gaelthompsonlpc@gmail.com

EMDR and Eating Disorders

Chair  |  DaLene Forester

Telephone  |  530.245.9221

Email  |  daleneforester@yahoo.com

 

EMDR and Energy Medicine & Spirituality

Chair  |  Irene Siegel

Telephone  |  631.547.5433

Email  |  irene@allocca.com

EMDR for First Responders and Protective Services Personnel

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The purpose of the First Responders and Protective Service Personnel Listserv is to create a forum of professionals who work with individuals who are and/or have worked as first responders/protective services workers.  These professionals differ from veterans in that they spend their careers at home working in and around their communities to protect the safety and welfare of citizens. Some first responders/protective services workers have served in the military, but differ in many ways as they live in the communities they serve. These professionals experience daily personal and professional exposure to traumatic incidents.

You must be a First Responders and Protective Services Personnel SIG member to participate in this listserv.  For more information or to join the SIG, please fill out this form.

Chair  |  Katelyn E. Baxter-Musser

Telephone  |  480.440.6085

Email  |  innerawakeningsaz@gmail.com

EMDR for First Responders and Protective Services Personnel Listserv

EMDR and Juvenile Corrections

Approximately 80-95% of adolescents in the juvenile corrections system has experienced some form of abuse in their lives – physical, emotional, sexual, and/or neglect. Many times the crimes that they commit reflect the trauma and damage that they experienced earlier in life. As a result, we see a population of young people with mental health diagnoses such as bi-polar, schizophrenia, and even personality disorders – even when they do not meet all of the diagnostic criteria (such as age of onset). Many of these young people, of course, do meet the criteria for PTSD. The purpose of this listserv is to allow professionals in the juvenile justice system to network, share experiences, encourage research and proper diagnosis, and promote the awareness of the effects of trauma on adolescents.

You must be a EMDR and Juvenile Corrections SIG member to participate in this listserv.  For more information or to join the EMDR and Juvenile Corrections SIG, email Don Self.


Chair  |  Don Self

Email  |  padre.don@gmail.com

EMDR and Juvenile Corrections Listserv

EMDR and Medical Illness

The purpose of this listserv is to provide a forum for members of the EMDR International Association working with clients who have medical issues.  This listserv allows for sharing of information and treatments regarding the application of EMDR for medical issues in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, institutions, clinics and outpatient settings.  You must be a Medical Illness SIG member to participate in this listserv. For more information or to join the Medical Illness SIG, email Mary DumlaoCo-Chair  |  Linda Bowers

Email  |  lindamimi@earthlink.net

Co-Chair  |  Mary Dumlao

Email  |  m.dumlao@oasiscenterforhealth.com

EMDR and Medical Issues Listserv

Letter to Medical Professionals

EMDR & Medical Illness Research

 

EMDR and the Military

The purpose of the EMDR Military Special Interest Group (Military SIG) listserv is to provide a forum for members of the EMDR International Association involved in the EMDR treatment of military personnel, veterans and their families. The listserv promotes professional and scientific discussions about the theoretical, empirical and clinical issues related to EMDR in its application to these populations. New ideas and speculation are welcome and should be labeled as such. The intent of the listserv is to provide clinical and professional support for EMDR International Association members engaged in such work.

You must be a Military SIG member to participate in this listserv. For more information or to join the Military SIG, email Beverly Dexter.

Click here for the Miltary SIG's list of recommended books and movies, as well as articles of interest.
Chair  |  Beverly Dexter

Email  |  badexter@cox.net

Military SIG Listserv

Military Fact Sheet - Providing EMDR Services to the Military

EMDR and Performance Enhancement

The purpose of the Performance Enhancement Special Interest Group (SIG) listserv is to provide a forum for members of the EMDR International Association involved in performance enhancement issues.  This listserv allows for sharing of information and treatments regarding the application of EMDR to performance enhancement in the workplace, performing and creative arts, and sports. You must be a Performance Enhancement SIG member to participate in this listserv. For more information or to join the Performance Enhancement SIG, email Pat McGuinness

Chair  |  Pat McGuinness

Telephone  |  603.228.3862 x30

Email  |  patmcguinness@comcast.net

Performance Enhancement Listserv

 

EMDR and Psychoanalysis

Chair  |  Marilyn Sulzbacker

Email  |  marsulz@aol.com

 

EMDR and Writing

 The purpose of the EMDR & Writing Special Interest Group is to bring together EMDR trained clinicians for peer consultation, resource sharing, camaraderie and support with a shared interest in, but not limited to: writing and EMDR as a therapeutic modality, the use of writing for promotion of wellness and healing, the use of writing within specialty protocols, healing through the use of classics in literature (i.e. for use as interweaves), current writing related research.

You must be a Writing SIG member to participate in this listserv. To join the Writing SIG listserv, email Nicole Evans.

Chair  |  Susan Borkin

Telephone  |  408.973.7877

Email  |  susan@susanborkin.com

Writing Listserv

 

EMDR and Public Practice and Diversity

The purpose of this listserv is to provide a forum for members of the EMDR International Association involved in public practice and diversity issues.  This listserv promotes professional and practical discussions about issues related to EMDR and supports public practice clinicians and administrators so that EMDR can become an intrinsic part of their organizations at all levels.

You must be a Public Practice and Diversity SIG member to participate in this listserv. For more information or to join the Public Practice and Diversity SIG, email Diane DesPlantes

Co-Chairs  |  Diane DesPlantes and Viviana Urdaneta

Email  |  surge.inc.1@gmail.com or vurdaneta@genesisshelter.org

Public Practice and Diversity Listserv

2010 EMDRIA Conference Diversity Panel Transcript

 

EMDR Research

The goal of the Research SIG will be to facilitate collaboration and networking in EMDR-related research.  The intent is to bring together interested clinicians and researchers who would like to discuss research findings, dialogue about related issues, develop a project, participate in a study, collect data, explore/develop relevant measures, and/or write grant applications to fund EMDR research.  Members of the Research Committee are ex-officio members of the SIG and serve as consultants to EMDRIA members interested in pursuing research interests.  The Research SIG may connect members with appropriate researchers/consultants on the Committee or within the SIG and/or may work on new and creative strategies for inspiring and facilitating research in areas in need of research attention e.g. depression, work with perpetrators, chronic pain, combat veterans, variations of protocol, documenting the distinct kinds of emotional/cognitive/somatic/ personality changes consequent to EMDR treatment. The chair of the SIG will track projects and facilitate communication amongst the members of the SIG.  The specific pursuits of the SIG will be determined by the interests and needs of its members.

For more information or to join the Research SIG, email Nicole Evans.

Chair  |  Kate Wheeler

Email  |  KWheeler@fairfield.edu


Guidelines for EMDRIA SIGs  |  Revised 02/06


Other EMDRIA Groups

EMDRIA Approved Consultants (EAC)

The purpose of the EMDRIA Approved Consultant (EAC) listserv is to provide a forum for EMDRIA Approved Consultants (this includes Approved Consultants who are members of EMDRIA as well as those who are non-members) to discuss topics related to consultation such as treatment planning, law and ethics, research, educational focuses, and ways to teach EMDR related information. Consultants’ own thoughts, feelings, and processes as they relate to providing consultation can be explored when requested. Challenging and successful consultation concerns can be explored here, as well. This listserv's aim is to promote professional and collegial discussions related to providing EMDR consultations.

 

For more information contact the list co-moderators Julie Stowasser or Sue Goodell. To join the EMDRIA Approved Consultant Listserv, email Bergen Villegas. You must be a current EMDRIA Approved Consultant to participate.

 

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