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July 12
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Live Webinar

Approved for 6 EMDRIA Credits

The use of EMDR therapy to treat complex trauma and dissociation has been fraught since early in the existence of the approach. Despite the great emphasis on the practical complexities, there has been, with limited exception, virtually no discussion of the potential and actual ethical and legal ramifications either in contemporary writing or training. Even today, ‘dissociation’ is categorized as a ‘population’ and thus typically treated as an ‘advanced practice’ topic rather than as an issue foundational to all EMDR therapy practice. As a result, most practitioners who complete accredited EMDR therapy basic training are left unprepared to recognize both dissociation in its many forms and that, without additional, extensive training, they are likely not qualified to treat persons with dissociative symptoms/disorders. This often results in clinicians who either “don’t know what they don’t know yet” or believe they know more than they actually do. Both of these scenarios pose a variety of ethical challenges into which EMDR therapists may unwittingly stumble and become entangled, but which are also preventable. This presentation will define and illustrate these challenges, as well as point to potential remedies.

Presenters: Jennifer Madere, LPC & D. Michael Coy, LICSW

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