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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Integrating EMDR Therapy Into Your Practice

EMDR Therapy: A Detailed Exploration Into the Model

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): a model compatible for most clinical settings

EMDR has established itself as a viable psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma and other related mental health disorders. EMDR is an efficacious treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Research is continuing to demonstrate the widespread applicability of EMDR in a variety of clinical presentations. Some of this will be discussed in the course presentation.

This workshop uses didactic, video, demonstration, and experiential components to explain the theoretical elements of EMDR and to clear up common misconceptions about this therapeutic approach. Case presentations and demonstrations will show participants how this approach can serve as a powerful, clinical tool in the treatment of numerous Axis I disorders, abuse, assault, and in the various problems confronting children and combat veterans (Amen, 2001). The first part of the training reviews the research, history and development of this therapy. The method, model and neurological mechanism (Bergmann, 2000; Servan-Schrieber, 2000; Stickgold, 2002) and behavioral changes (Armstrong & Vaughan, 1996; MacCulloch & Feldman, 1996) are also explained and defined. The participants will understand the eight-phase treatment model, the eight procedural steps of EMDR and the three-pronged approach this model uses as a comprehensive treatment (Shapiro, 2002). This training also includes affect management and grounding skills, target development strategies, negative cognition development and legal and ethical issues as they relate to EMDR.

There are approximately six hours of discussion that teach the trainee all the requisite skills to use the EMDR model safely and appropriately. The workshop also includes six hours of practicum where each participant has an opportunity to be both a client and a clinician.

Also included in the training is the explanation of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) developed by Francine Shapiro, which includes specific principles and protocol that predicts treatment outcome. This provides the structural component of this model. EMDR is also compared to other treatment modalities in this training so one can assess the similarities and differences as well as the strengths and weakness of this model.

The development of the timeline and negative cognition identification/approach (Andrade, Kavanagh, & Baddeley, 1997; Lipke, 1999) are explained and practiced in preparation for the bi-lateral stimulation, which is explained, demonstrated and practiced (Andrade et. Al., 1997; Kavanaugh, Freese, Andrade, & May, 2001).

This course is designed for the clinician to experience the practice of EMDR. The material is based on Francine Shapiro’s book: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures, Second Edition (New York & London: Guilford Press, 2002), as well as other empirical research, some of which is cited here.

This training should interest some clinicians who have been trained many years ago and have not used this therapeutic model very much over the years. This course is a refresher and will increase confidence and understanding, as well as discuss some of the new developments and research related to EMDR therapy.

In addition, the EMDRIA-sanctioned 50-hour Basic Training requires a significant investment of time and money. This course requires much less of an investment of time and money. A clinician can have a good understanding of EMDR after this course is completed. They can then make a clear decision if they want to continue with the EMDR training. If they do continue with EMDR’s basic training, this course will have the trainee well prepared.

Presented by EMDR Educators of Florida
CE Provider #50-21044 Board of Psychology Approved
CE Provider #50-21046 Florida Board of LMHC, LCSW, and MFC
Andrew J. Dobo, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist PY 6916
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer

Credits: continuing education credits vary depending on the training

Where: EMDR Educators of Florida, 1515 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 201, Sebastian, Florida 32958

If you or your organization is interested in a workshop, please contact Dr. Dobo.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To experience Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy also known as EMDR Therapy, all requisite skills and all aspects of this modality both as a client and as the therapist in the practicums.
  • Explore the discovery, history, evolution of EMDR Therapy and EMDRIA definition of EMDR Therapy.
  • To understand and practice the EMDR Therapy’s Model, Mechanism and Method, The Adaptive Information Processing Model including all 8-Phases of this therapy developed by Francine Shapiro.
  • To understand the basic hypotheses, clinical implications and applications of this model, and differentiation from other therapeutic models.
  • To understand the impact of trauma and its treatment. Discern client readiness and preparation develop informed consent, history taking, development of affect management skills, and treatment and target sequence planning.
  • Also, to explain, demonstrate and practice Desensitization aka Dual Awareness Stimulation (DAS)and the mechanics of EMDR Therapy including the modes of stimulation.
  • To explain, demonstrate and practice Phase 3: Assessment. Developing the 8 procedural steps.
  • To explain when to target traumas from the past vs. present vs. future events. (This is EMDR’s Three-Pronged Approach to the treatment plan.)
  • To close the EMDR Therapy session with body scan, closure followed by a re-assess the target the next session.
  • To learn strategies to move through blocked processes, utilizing interweaves, bridges and manage new material that emerges.
  • Also, to explain the abreaction and how to manage this during EMDR processing.
  • To explain potential client and therapist impediments. When EMDR Therapy might be contraindicated and when special care should be taken.
  • To practice EMDR Therapy for special circumstances: Anxiety, grief, phobias, etc.
  • To discuss and explain EMDR Therapy when working with specific populations: children, couples, war veterans, sexual abuse victims, complex PTSD and dissociation, first responders.
  • To explain and discuss the professional, legal and ethical issues including scope of practice, consent, and standards of practice.
  • To practice the above skills taught in this workshop for 20 hours. Half of this time (10 hours) will be as the clinician and half (10 hours) will be as the client.
  • To explain the consultation process and various credentialing available through EMDRIA.

 

Training Schedule

EMDR Training: 5-Day Intensive

(Parts 1 and 2 back-to-back)
(Exceeds EMDRIA's requirements to be fully trained in EMDR)

 

DATE TRAINING TRAINER SEATS LEFT VIEW EVENT
Sept 14-16 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training: Part 1
Fairfield Inn Suites Marriott
2400 Town Center Ave
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 425-2800
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 13 View
Oct 12-14 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Part 1
Embassy Suites
4350 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 622-1000
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 16 View
Oct 26-28 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Part I
Courtyard Marriot
2075 Hwy 16
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 826-4068
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 19 View
Nov 9-11 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Part II
Fairfield Inn Suites Marriott
2400 Town Center Ave
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 425-2800
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 20 View
Nov 16-18 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Part II
Embassy Suites
4350 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 622-1000
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 20 View
Dec 14-16 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Part II
Courtyard Marriot
2075 Hwy 16
ST. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 826-4068
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 20 View
Jan 16-20 EMDR: EMDRIA Approved Basic Training 5-day Intensive
Fairfield Inn Suites Marriott
2400 Town Center Ave
Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 425-2800
Dr. Andrew J Dobo 20 View


1515 US HWY 1; Suite 201
Sebastian, FL 32958

Dobo@EMDReducatorsoffl.com
772-589-7680

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