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CE Information – DeTUR: Urge Reduction Protocol for Addictions and Dysfunctional Behaviors- -The Accelerated Adaptive Information Processing Model



This OnDemand version of DeTUR, an Urge Reduction Protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors using the Accelerated Adaptive Information Processing Model, features video instruction and case examples by Arnold “AJ” Popky, Ph.D., the originator and developer of the protocol and one of the original pioneers of EMDR therapy. During the workshop, participants practice DeTUR phases including client empowerment through resource accessing, installation of positive treatment goals, identification and desensitization of triggers, and techniques of relapse prevention.

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DeTUR (Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing) is an urge reduction protocol used as the nucleus of an overall methodology in the treatment of a wide range of chemical addictions and dysfunctional behaviors. This method was developed and refined by AJ Popky, Ph.D., through actual client interaction and feedback from other EMDR trained therapists using the same protocol. It was initially introduced as a “stop smoking” protocol at the first EMDR conference in 1992.

This eclectic addiction treatment method is trauma based, combining client internal resources with external support including the 12-step model and other known and proven treatment methods as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, Erickson, thought field therapy, Satire, neuro linguistic programming. The basis or foundation is the accelerated information processing using bi-lateral processing as outlined in EMDR to uncover and process the base trauma(s) or core issues as the underlying cause behind the addiction.

Though similar to the phases of EMDR, using history, assessment, diagnosis and preparation of the client. DeTUR targets the triggers that bring up the uncomfortable feelings leading to the urges. DeTUR phases also include client empowerment through resource accessing, installation of positive treatment goals, identification and desensitization of triggers, and techniques of relapse prevention. The purpose of the protocol is to uncover the core traumas and reprocess them through to completion. In achieving reprocessing the 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 as determined by the client.


Through lecture, discussion, video clips, and practicum experiences, participants will be better able to:

Summarize the use of the DeTUR protocol.

  1. Demonstrate each step of the protocol to uncover core traumas and reprocess them to completion.
  2. Identify at least one rapid technique to aid clients in accessing their own inner resources
  3. Contrast at least one difference between positive goal (PG) and positive state (PS).
  4. Identify what constitutes a client’s triggers.
  5. Demonstrate at least one method to elicit the client’s positive goal.
  6. Recall how to anchor the positive state into the client’s philosophy.
  7. Analyze how to segue from the DeTUR protocol to the EMDR model.
  8. Identify at least one technique to aid client in handling relapse.


Any mental health provider who has completed EMDR Basic Training.

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate level

Appropriate for all mental health professionals who are already trained in EMDR Therapy.


This course is an 8 CE course. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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EMDRIA Credits: 8

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