First RespondersA Workshop presented by Robbie Adler Tapia, Ph.D.

Hosted by: Tapia Counseling and Psychological Services, Inc.

Dates: May 4 & 5, 2019  in Goodyear, AZ


This workshop will focus on basic and advanced skills in adhering to the 8 phases of EMDR therapy in the treatment of first responders exposed to trauma in the line of duty. The practice of caring for the emotional and physical needs of professionals exposed to life and death situations and the most difficult of human suffering takes its toll on those in the trenches. In these inimitable circumstances, the exposure can lead to direct traumas and/or vicarious trauma for the professional. By working in law enforcement, fire sciences, emergency services, 911 operators, emergency room staff (including doctors and nurses), child welfare workers, and even psychotherapists, these professionals experience direct or secondary trauma from their work environment. Case conceptualization will be presented through the lens of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) adhering to the 8 phases of EMDR therapy. This interactive workshop includes videos, and didactic material, to deepen participants’ understanding of how to implement EMDR therapy and enhance their skills in working with first responders.

More information and registration in the pdf below:

Haunted EMDR with First RespondersMay 2019