Improving First Responder Resiliency with EMDR

While many EMDR Therapists are trained in treating people who have experienced traumatic events, this does not guarantee they will be effective with the unique needs of the first responder…

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It’s Not the End of the World; Developing Resilience in Times of Change

Resilience is more than the ability to bounce back from adversity. It is a transformative process that reveals our inherent nobility, a rite of passage from pieces to peace. Resilient…

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The Art and Science of Resilience: The Role of Mindful Compassion, Empathy, and Interpersonal Neurobiology

Resilience is an embodied state of mindful, compassionate attention to the needs of self and others. It creates an interpersonal field of open mind and heart, in which information and…

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Buddhist Psychology, EMDR Therapy & Addictions – The MET(T)A Protocol

This presentation will describe how principles and methods of Buddhist psychology, when studied and utilized on their own and when integrated with the standard EMDR therapy protocol along with addiction…

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EMDR Therapy & Somatic Psychology to Enhance Embodiment

This presentation is an introduction to Somatic Psychology and how it interfaces with EMDR Therapy. Somatic Psychology studies the relationship between the body and psychological states by highlighting physiological patterns…

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Childhood Abuse, Brain Development and Psychopathology

Childhood maltreatment is the most important preventable risk factor for psychiatric disorders. This keynote will explore the effects of different types of maltreatment on brain structure, function, and connectivity, and…

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Phase Four: When to Stay Out of the Way and When to Guide Reprocessing

EMDR trained clinicians are taught to stay out of the way and allow the patient’s brain to guide the process. Yet spontaneous reprocessing can become unproductive or even disruptive to…

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Strategies for Healing Suicidal and High-Risk Youth in the 21st Century

This panel will present strategies for treating suicidal and high-risk youth, with a focus on the special challenges our youth face today. Each youth specialist will provide a 30-minute case…

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The Dance of Attachment: An EMDR Relational Approach

When treating early attachment wounds, the therapeutic dyad becomes more central to the process as we invite our clients to approach these formative experiences, navigating the delicate waters between past…

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Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning

The death of a loved one can be a time of unparalleled distress and the adaptation to the loss can be very challenging. Even when uncomplicated, bereavement can result in…

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