This article utilizes a country case study design to describe the implementation of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy training in Brazil. The primary focus is on the methodology, adaptations, adjustments, and cultural considerations necessary to incorporate in-person and virtual training in this country. Additionally, the article will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to address National Government Guidance related to social distancing. This guidance required adjustments to training delivery, clinical and self-practice, clinical supervision, and consultation. Finally, the article outlines the advantages and disadvantages of implementing EMDR therapy training in Brazil, expanding to how models of good practice could be implemented in other countries, such as Angola and Mozambique, to include cultural adaptation, sensitivity, and replication.
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Carvalho, E. R., & Hoersting, R. C. (2023). The TraumaClinic Model of EMDR Basic Training in Brazil: A Country Case Study for In-Person and Online Training. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 17(1), 33–37. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-2022-0052
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research