EMDR

EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children

EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children:  A Workshop with Dr. Robbie Adler-Tapia “Kids are resilient,” we often hear people say when they speak of the hardships may face.  They bounce back from trauma, family crisis, and health challenges with relative ease. Or do they? Most of us know that children do suffer from trauma even though it may manifest differently than in adults.  That’s why we must approach the protocols of EMDR therapy with children in mind. Enter Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. Robbie Adler-Tapia is a licensed psychologist in Tempe, Arizona, where she works with children and families encountering trauma, attachment challenges, adoption, and child welfare issues. Dr. Adler-Tapia also serves forensically as an expert witness in the Juvenile and Family Courts.  She advocates for children, resilient or not. Now you can train with this expert in the field at a new workshop offered by EMDR Professional Training. [...]

Addiction and Trauma: A Close Relationship

EMDR Professional Training™ presents Susan Brown's online course “Part of me wants to quit, and part of me doesn't": An Integrative Developmental Approach to Addiction. Addiction and Trauma:  A Close Relationship Susan Brown discovered early in her career that if she was going to help clients make real changes in their lives, she had to address addiction. “If you’re dealing with addiction, you’re going to find trauma somewhere underneath,” says Susan of the landscape of trauma and its close relationship with addictive behaviors. “You will often find that a client's struggle with addiction is their best attempt to deal with a problem, and they’re not going to give up that solution, until they discover a better one,” says Brown.  “When EMDR therapy came along, it was like magic because we finally had something to treat underlying trauma." A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate in private practice for more [...]

Inspired by the Dream

Today we are inspired by the Dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented an idea, a dream, to the world through his compelling prose and memorable orations that we should strive for a better world and be willing agents of change in whatever capacity we might endeavor. Dream big! Start your training in EMDR therapy today. As a mental health professional, you may have also been inspired by a dream to help others and make a difference in society.  At EMDR Professional Training™, we see the practice EMDR therapy as an important part of fulfilling your dream. Here are some steps you can take! Start with Basic Training, a three-weekend course with practicum experiences and consultation built in, giving you comprehensive education to begin practicing EMDR therapy. Once you have completed Basic Training, you’re eligible to complete the EMDRIA Certification process. EMDR Professional Training™ takes you through the certification [...]

DeTUR™ Workshop Registration Closing Soon

DeTUR™ Workshop Registration is closing soon! Registration closes December 5th, 2019 for DeTUR™:  An urge reduction protocol in dealing with addictions and dysfunctional behaviors and the underlying causing traumas. Join EMDR Professional Training as we welcome A.J. Popky, Ph.D. for his two-day workshop December 7 & 8, 2019 at the Heath Academic Center on the campus of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. A pioneer of EMDR Therapy, Dr. Popky will share from his vast experience of EMDR Therapy practice, presenting his trademarked method known as DeTUR™, an AAIP urge protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors. DeTUR™ 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. You really don’t want to miss this EMDR therapy advanced training with Dr. Popky.  He was instrumental in the founding of the EMDR [...]

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 [...]