DeTUR for EMDR Therapy


DeTUR for EMDR Therapy is now offered as an OnDemand course by EMDR Professional Training.  You can learn DeTUR on your own time now and learn from the legacy of Dr. AJ Popky.

A Wealth of Experience

Learn from the legacy of 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. worked extensively with our wounded warriors.  As a result of his extensive knowledge, he trained and consulted DoD therapists at military bases around the globe.

PTSD and addictions were Dr. Popky’s specialties.  Because of his years of work with wounded warriors, he has seen the positive outcomes for clients.

What is DeTUR protocol?

Arnold "A.J." Popky, Ph.D.
A pioneer of EMDR therapy, A.J. Popky, PhD, left a legacy of healing through his DeTUR Protocol.

As a protocol of EMDR therapy, the DeTUR method targets the triggers that bring up the uncomfortable feelings leading to urges.  The purpose of the protocol is to uncover the core traumas and reprocess them through to completion. DeTUR phases include client empowerment through resource accessing, installation of positive treatment goals, identification and desensitization of triggers, and techniques of relapse prevention. In achieving reprocessing, triggers no longer stimulate the need to use or act out, and the new response becomes the positive treatment goal of coping and functioning successfully in life.

This OnDemand course for DeTUR is focused on the techniques and methods of DeTUR along with Popky’s original videos and handouts, offering 8 EMDRIA credits.  You’ll find a rich landscape of clinical experience and research from Popky’s advice and demonstrations.  Gain strategies from this advanced course to enhance your practice of EMDR therapy.