While EMDR has been most commonly evaluated and applied as individual therapy, this modality of intervention delivery might not represent the most cost- and time-effective approach as the demand for mental health services is rapidly increasing, outstripping the resources of mental health providers around the world. The workforce shortages in mental health are affecting staff workload, wellbeing and the ability for staff to provide good quality of care. Group therapies are one way to increase the capacity to provide more time-effective care to people in need. Our goal is to introduce more EMDR therapists to this form of EMDR. The presentation will have comprehensive content with a wide range of protocols and the application of Group EMDR to different populations. This will give a good presentation and guidance for clinicians on how they can take the information from the talk to their practice.
- Participants will be able to identify the history and principles of Group EMDR.
- Participants will be able to identify comprehensive procedural steps to consider when applying Group EMDR.
- Participants will be able to recognize the components of the Group EMDR team; therapist, knowledge and skills, systematic use of protocols.
Regina Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Regina “Reg” Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC is an EMDRIA Virtual Basic, and EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP Trainer. She contributed to the development of Orlando’s EMDRIA Regional Network and TRN. Reg was a co-presenter at the EMDR Early Intervention Summit focused on building Community Response Networks (CRNs). Reg is the Coordinator of Elan Shapiro’s R&G International Network of Trainers and Researchers. Reg wrote Levels of Care for the Coronavirus in M Luber’s (ed.), EMDR Resources in the Era of COVID-19. She co-developed the Core Competencies of EMDR Therapy and presented on consultation. Her current efforts are focused on the book Group EMDR.
Safa Kemal Kaptan, Ph.D.
Safa Kemal Kaptan is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester in the Clinical Psychology Programme. He received his BSc in psychological counselling from the University of Marmara and obtained a MA in psychology from the University of Birmingham (The UK). His PhD project aims to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of a parenting intervention integrated with Group EMDR protocol for parent refugees and asylum seekers who are living in the UK.
EMDR International Association
The presenter(s) retains control over the publishing and copyright of this presentation/course.
Morrow Robinson, R., & Kemal Kaptan, S. (2022, September 10). From 1:1 to 1:More Than One (Group EMDR) [Online Course]. EMDR International Association. https://www.pathlms.com/emdria/courses/60239