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EMDR Therapy is Effective

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is known to be an effective form of psychotherapy. At EMDR Professional Training™, we believe one sustaining fact that makes our work very purposeful:  EMDR therapy is effective. How Do We Know EMDR Therapy is Effective? Ongoing research continues to confirm the efficacy of EMDR therapy, especially in its treatment of trauma-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive or anxious comorbid symptoms. For example, in the article titled, “Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in Children and Adolescents with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:  A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” (2017), Moreno-Alcázar, et.al. concluded that, from a meta-analysis of eight studies, “EMDR therapy was superior” to other conditions.  Add to this research and many more studies like it with similar results, the recommendations of entities such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2017), where both [...]

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 November 2 & 3, 2019 in Costa Mesa, CA 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 [...]

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 [...]