The Elephant in the Room: Systemic Racism and Psychotherapy

This has been a year of adversity and increased awareness. We are now awakening to the trauma of white privilege and systemic racism. EMDR therapists are challenged with effectively responding…

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Healing the Healer: EMDR-IGTP-OTS & Vicarious Trauma in Black Clinicians

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Integrative Group Treatment Protocol in Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR- IGTP-OTS) has been studied effectively in Latin communities since 1997 (Jarero, 2010), but not yet with…

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EMDR Therapy with an Afrocentric Critical Race Perspective

EMDR is an evidenced based intervention designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories. Despite EMDR’s efficacy, there are minimal references to diversity in EMDR research, and no protocol adaptations for African…

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Racial Trauma, Neurons, and EMDR: The Path Towards an Anti-Racist Psychotherapy

Although race is a social construction, it carries great significance and dire consequences in our North American culture. This presentation will explore how Anti-Black racism, racial trauma, and White Supremacy…

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EMDR Diversity & The Spectrum of Trauma Prevention

Diversity and inclusion of EMDR expands beyond skin color. Simultaneously, trauma prevention must be viewed from working with individuals to creating policies to better protect our communities. This course provides…

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Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience

Human beings are social animals with a fundamental need for social connectedness and inclusion. Yet many people feel they don’t fit, experience social anxiety, face threatening societal dynamics, or otherwise…

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