Tara Travia, Ph.D.
6 EMDRIA Credits
EMDR is an empirically based 8 Phase model of treating trauma related disorders. While EMDR using the Standard Protocol has well-established positive outcomes, many clinicians find they need more therapeutic skills to engage clients fully and effectively with the methodology. Clients require skills to be able to approach difficult material, remain mindfully engaged in the process, and to re-work coping skills that are no longer effective. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can aid clients in each of these areas. ACT has also been found to be effective in the treatment of trauma-related disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression and teaches many skills in innovative ways to help clients face processing difficult emotions and past trauma while encouraging clients to behave in ways that move them closer to meaningful lived experiences. This online course will provide a clear rationale for combining these methodologies while teaching specific skills to mindfully bring ACT into every EMDR session, no matter what phase of the treatment model is being worked on while maintaining integrity with the Standard Protocol.