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Review with EMDR Bootcamp

EMDR Professional Training™ offers you a way to review and refresh your EMDR Therapy skills with EMDR Bootcamp:  Basic Skills Refresher. Now available in an easy online format. EMDR Bootcamp: Basic Skills Refresher—a review of the basic concepts of EMDR Therapy along with development and support of skills in the use of EMDR standard protocols-is a completely online learn-at-your-own-pace workshop. Build your Skills Take EMDR Bootcamp: Basic Skills Refresher at EMDR Professional Training. Refresh and renew your skill and increase your confidence in EMDR Therapy as you review the Adaptive Information Processing model, the Eight Phases, and 3-Prong Approach.  Instruction includes how to formulate client selection criteria with review of ethical cautions for EMDR Therapy and review of how to develop a treatment plan based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.  Techniques and resources are provided to assist with client stabilization and safety as well as [...]

EMDR Therapy and Recent Trauma

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. Learn R-TEP/G-TEP In this two-day virtual workshop, Josie Juhasz teaches participants how to apply EMDR for early intervention in emergent [...]

Dissociation and EMDR Therapy

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 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 [...]

Mental Health in a COVID-19 World

May is considered Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S.  Traditionally, it’s a yearly reminder to take care of our mental health in a variety of ways to support the whole person.  For instance, in 2018, Psychology Today featured an article that listed ways to care for your mental well-being with several suggestions related to food and exercise for better overall health.  See the list here. Other sources have also included suggested therapeutic activities such as coloring or taking walks. While these suggestions are certainly good advice (yes, hydrate and try some probiotics), it’s not the full list by any means.  Of course, those of us working in the mental health profession know much more is needed to help people move from just ok to thriving. Be More than OK EMDR Therapy is the key to true healing from past traumas. We often see, with the use of traditional therapies, clients [...]

EMDR Therapy Online Practice

Can I practice EMDR Therapy online with my clients? Working with clients remotely using EMDR Therapy is possible! We are in new territory in mental health care.  How can we incorporate EMDR Therapy online practice with our clients now that social distancing and isolation is in effect? At EMDR Professional Training, we are finding ways to practice EMDR Therapy remotely with clients and maintain HIPAA compliance with the use of online tele-conferencing platforms. Keep a few factors in mind as you work with your clients using EMDR Therapy in an online setting. Although it’s not ideal, you can effectively practice EMDR therapy online with your clients remotely using these key points to guide your decisions. Your client is not highly dissociative or fragile. You have worked with the client before and you know how the client reacts. You can do reprocessing, using the Butterfly Hug or passing your [...]