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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EMDR Therapy for the Trauma of Downward Social Drift in the LGBTQ+Community

The research on social drift up to this point focuses on the hypothesis that illnesses, both physical and mental, can cause one to have a downward mobility within society. We…

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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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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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Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation

Self-alienation maintains attachment to abusive caregivers by disowning one’s self as “bad,” a solution made possible by the innate ability of young children to create imaginary worlds. The cost is…

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Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: A Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation

Clients’ trauma-related fragmentation presents challenges for the EMDR therapist when dissociative responses complicate or disrupt trauma processing. The processing may appear to be going smoothly but, despite the apparent success,…

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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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Ego-State Therapy Interventions to Prepare Dissociative Clients for EMDR

The workshop will introduce a collection of ego state therapy interventions from the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) for stabilizing dysregulated, dissociative, and attachment-wounded clients. It will describe ways to…

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EMDR Addiction Protocols-Stabilize Addiction, Process Trauma, Avoid Relapse

Research has shown that EMDR may be utilized to assist with recovery from chemical and process addictions. The appropriate use of addiction-focused EMDR protocols can reduce the impact of unprocessed…

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Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning

The death of a loved one can be a time of unparalleled distress and the adaptation to the loss can be very challenging. Even when uncomplicated, bereavement can result in…

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Demystifying and Humanizing Dissociation in EMDR Therapy Practice

A great deal of fear still abounds about working with clients who dissociate. To address this fear, EMDR therapists are challenged to move beyond the technicalities of theoretical models like…

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