In the past few months we’ve been talking about EMDR Therapy and highlighting the three words in EMDR Professional Training’s tagline:  Engaging. Effective. Essential. We’ve talked about the first two. Now it’s time for the third.

So why use the term Essential?

The answer is two-fold.

EMDR Therapy is Essential.

First, we use the term essential because of what we believe about EMDR Therapy.  Oddly, we’ve heard that word quite a lot lately, from essential businesses to essential services and workers.  We’ve been inundated with messages telling us what we have to do just to survive.

a boy holding hot fire balloonBut some have been just surviving for quite a while.  They’ve been barely living in the wake of the severe traumas of their past.  At EMDR Professional Training™ we’d like to see the end of just surviving.  We believe EMDR Therapy is the answer to unlocking the keys to heal past trauma.  And it’s essential to your practice if you’d like to see your clients move from repeated cycles and setbacks to true healing.

So we use this word essential in our tagline because of the importance of EMDR Therapy itself.

EMDR Professional Training™ is Essential.

We also use the term essential because of what EMDR Professional Training™ can offer you.

EMDR Professional Training™ is an essential part of your Basic Training and continuing education in EMDR Therapy.  We bring you both community through our membership program and EMDRIA-approved programs for your certification and advanced education needs.  In this new landscape of social distancing, you have a place to connect with other mental health professionals and learn from the experts as you pursue your work.

Join us on this journey!  Start Basic Training with us in a live or live-virtual format.  Hone your skills with our online Boot Camp Basic Skills Refresher.  Take our online advanced courses and accrue your continuing education credits while adding to your toolbox.  And join our EMDR Professional Training™ membership where you’ll join our supportive and lively community of colleagues with many extra benefits.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and we’ll see you soon!


Recent trauma is now unlocked with EMDR Therapy. Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) are both part of a comprehensive approach to Early EMDR Intervention (EEI).

Live Virtual Training

R-TEP/G-TEP, presented by Josie Juhasz, MA, LPC, is a beginning to intermediate workshop for clinicians who have completed EMDR Basic Training. This live virtual training presented by EMDR Professional Training™ is scheduled for August 29th and 30th, 2020.

RTEP addresses recent trauma.

The R-TEP/G-TEP workshop incorporates and extends existing protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety. While predicting sub-clinical sticking points can obstruct Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) and do not necessarily show up on the DSM radar, the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol may reduce sensitization and accumulation of trauma memories.


In this two-day virtual workshop, Josie Juhasz teaches participants how to apply EMDR for early intervention in emergent trauma situations, providing the practitioner with detailed information regarding the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol and the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol.  Participants learn to identify and apply key features, procedures, and concepts of both R-TEP and G-TEP, as well as demonstrate their use through extensive practicum within the workshop setting. Significance of Early EMDR Intervention methods are also evaluated by the end of the seminar.

Josie Juhasz leads R-TEP/G-TEP for EMDR Professional Training.

Josie Juhasz, MA, LPC, has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years, practicing in Vermont, Washington D.C., and currently Bend, Oregon.  She is EMDR certified, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery/Humanitarian Assistance Program (TR/HAP) facilitator for EMDR Basic Training.

R-TEP/G-TEP  takes place August 29th and 30th, 2020, as a live virtual training using the HIPAA compliant Zoom platform. This advanced course is EMDRIA approved for 14 credits.

Register today for this essential part of your EMDR Therapy education. Visit our EMDR Advanced Training page at EMDR Professional for more!

In your practice of EMDR Therapy you may have noticed that dissociation seems to lurk in the vicinity of trauma.  Now’s your chance to learn more.

In his new online course titled Introduction to EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders Curt Rouanzoin, Ph.D. discusses the co-existence of dissociation and trauma and much more.

“A key factor for the success of EMDR Therapy in clients,” Rouanzoin maintains, “involves the therapist’s understanding of the nature of dissociation and its relationship with trauma.”  Because of its occurrence, Dr. Rouanzoin sees the importance of fully exploring the many facets of dissociative behaviors.

The Nature of Dissociative Disorders

Introduction to Dissociation and EMDR Therapy
Dr. Curt Rouanzoin’s advanced online course, “Introduction to Dissociation and EMDR Therapy,” is available now.

In this advanced online course, Dr. Rouanzoin discusses the role and pathological use of dissociation due to traumatic events.  He uncovers the implications and complications of clinical treatment with dissociative symptoms within the AIP Model of EMDR Therapy.

Dissociation and Trauma Revealed

Within the course, Dr. Rouanzoin, an expert trainer in EMDR Therapy, also unfolds the role of dissociation in everyday life as well as the pathological use of dissociation due to traumatic events. Learning points include the nature and sequelae of trauma, the impact of trauma at different developmental stages, the relationship between trauma and dissociative symptoms, and the types and neurobiology of dissociation.

Add to Your Knowledge and Skills in EMDR Therapy

Dr. Rouanzoin also discusses the dissociative process and symptoms from the Accelerated Informational Processing Model of EMDR Therapy along with the implications and complications of clinical treatment with dissociative process and symptoms.  He examines the nature of the dissociative process and symptoms, and participants learn screening for dissociation and the Red Flags of treatment concerns.  Differential diagnoses of dissociative symptoms are covered as well—from dissociative symptoms found in diagnostic categories other than Dissociative Disorders (e.g., Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD) to DDNOS (ego states work), and DID.Curt Rouanzoin, Ph.D.

Finally, the utilization of EMDR Therapy in the treatment of dissociative symptoms in relation to trauma leads to an exploration of therapist attributes that help contribute to the successful treatment of dissociative symptoms in patients.

Dr. Rouanzoin’s online advanced course at EMDR Professional Training™,  Introduction to EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders, is available now for intermediate to advanced practitioners of EMDR Therapy.

Discover how dissociation works in tandem with trauma and practice EMDR Therapy with advanced knowledge.  Begin this advanced online course today!

For information regarding available CE units and other information, go to Introduction to EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders on our Advanced Courses page at EMDR Professional Training.