For more info contact Terry Becker-Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-507-1838
Approved for 8 EMDRIA Credits
EMDR therapists will frequently be exposed to clients who have experienced a disaster or a traumatic event. EMDR Therapy has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and acute stress. It is recognized by most professional organizations including: the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for treatment of acute stress disorder; the American Psychological Association for treating civilian trauma; the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies as an effective treatment for PTSD; and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended EMDR Therapy treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with PTSD.
This 2 day event will provide the members of the Virginia Community Response Network with the necessary infrastructure, knowledge, and therapeutic skills to respond quickly to a disaster, thus preventing future negative effects that can affect people throughout their lives. It provides EMDR fully trained therapists comprehensive knowledge of how an onsite & virtual response would look as well as ability to utilize both individual & group protocols.
This training will identify Psychological First Aid & stabilization techniques; identify & demonstrate the Recent Events and help professionals recognize symptoms of vicarious trauma & intervention strategies to use; & begin to feel part of a team of volunteers who work together to help others. Included will be a discussion re. strategies to engage citizens of color using VCRN trauma services following disasters & crisis situations in their communities. Participants will be ready to immediately respond to disaster & traumatic events following attendance at this training.
EMDRIA is not involved with the registration of this event. If you have any questions regarding this event, please use the contact information listed above.