Monthly Archives: October 2019

From Fear to Healing

EMDR therapy processes from fear to healing with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Learn more with EMDR Professional Training courses. Around this time of year, as the pumpkins, hay bales, fake skeletons, and candy corn are displayed on yards and in doorways, I find it fascinating that people willingly allow themselves to be frightened by graphic images, movies, or experiences and have fun doing it without fear or trepidation.  However, in the case of  the traumas our clients have experienced, they need movement from fear to healing. Underlying Traumas are NOT Irrational Fears Of course, unplanned, unannounced, physical and emotional, and recurring traumas are why we’ve all landed in this work.  While it would be nice if everyone could decide when to be frightened, scared, or traumatized, we might be out of work (and thankfully so).   But the fact is, trauma occurs without warning, and for many, [...]

DeTUR for EMDR Therapy

DeTUR for EMDR therapy creator A.J. Popky presents workshop for EMDR Professional Training December 2019 in Costa Mesa CA. December 7 & 8, 2019,  A.J. Popky, Ph.D., presents his DeTUR for EMDR therapy workshop with EMDR Professional Training™ in Costa Mesa, CA. A Wealth of Experience Get ready to learn from one of the pioneers of EMDR therapy and understand the components of his trademarked method. The DeTUR™ protocol (Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing) is an AIP urge protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors, developed by Arnold "A.J." Popky from years of working with the U.S. Armed Forces. A United States Marine Corps DIV. 1277 charter member, A.J. has worked extensively with our wounded warriors.  As a result of his extensive knowledge, he has trained and consulted DoD therapists at military bases around the globe. PTSD and addictions are Dr. Popky's specialties.  Because of his years of [...]

Addictions and EMDR

Susan Brown presents an Integrative Approach to Addictions in the EMDR therapy framework for EMDR Professional Training When our friend and colleague Susan Brown started her practice more than thirty years ago in San Diego County, she didn’t realize just how far reaching and significant her work would be in helping clients end addictive behaviors.  A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate, Susan's attention to the critical issues surrounding addictions has been a key factor of her success. “I’m known for my no-nonsense, to-the-heart-of-the matter approach,” states Susan of her methods.  “This simply means I tend to be direct and have a long-practiced ability to get to the heart of a problem quickly.” Susan is a “cut to the chase” personality.  She separates critical issues from the irrelevant, but combines this with a huge dose of compassion for clients battling addiction and other maladaptive behaviors. [...]

Engaging EMDR Professional Training

  Members and workshop participants of EMDR Professional Training have recently asked us why we’ve chosen our tagline:  Engaging, Effective, Essential.  Today I’d like to offer an explanation.  First word:  Engaging. So here goes. EMDR Professional Training offers Engaging continuing education for your practice of EMDR Therapy. If you’ve been to any of our Basic Trainings or Advanced Workshops, you’ll agree there’s never a dull moment! The Best Learning To create the best learning situation for you, we’ve hand-selected knowledgeable instructors and facilitators who use a variety of teaching tools to ensure your training is a memorable experience.  As a result, you’ll easily recall techniques and use your skills well in your practice.  Just think about how your experience with us will affect your work and the lives of your clients in highly positive ways.  That’s what we’re thinking about, too. Live and Online Courses Our live [...]

Are you in? Free Monthly Study Group with Curt Rouanzoin, Ph.D.

Take advantage of monthly collaboration at Dr. Rouanzoin's study group, free to members of EMDR Professional Training™ Twenty-seven years ago, I started a free study group in my office for a few grad students and clinicians, all of whom had a bright future in the field of psychotherapy.  Each month the group worked through problems together and encouraged one another forward in their respective practice of EMDR therapy. As time moved on, some people left and others joined depending on their needs and availability.  Fast forward to 2019, and the study group is still going strong.  Are we the longest running study group in the history of study groups? Quite possibly. Now this benefit--really, a legacy of sharing knowledge and experience among colleagues--is available to you. My monthly study group is offered to you as a free benefit of both your yearly Membership with EMDR Professional Training as [...]