EMDR Advanced Trainings

EMDR Bootcamp (Zoom Only)

This is a 2-day EMDR Skills refresher course specifically designed for EMDR trained clinicians who have not had the opportunity to practice EMDR. This course will build your confidence and competence in using EMDR.

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    EMDR & Mindfulness: Balancing Practice with Protocol LIVE

    LIVE Seminar Objectives

    • Learn mindfulness and meditation techniques to build affect tolerance, increase ego strength, and clarify targets for reprocessing.
    • Discover methods to increase readiness for reprocessing and preparing clients for EMDR treatment.
    • Ascertain techniques to create powerful positive cognition installation.
    • Obtain useful information on the neurobiology of anxiety, depression, and trauma and how mindfulness and meditation affect the prefrontal cortex and deep limbic systems.
    • Create fluid treatment plans that marry both mindfulness practices and EMDR Therapy protocols.

    Complete information coming soon.

    EMDR Therapy Applications in the Treatment of First-Responders and Veterans: From Acute Stress to Complex Trauma

    Presenter: E.C. Hurley, DMin, PhD, BCETS

    This 6-hour on-site presentation will present EMDR theapy in the treatment of first-responders and veterans with a range of clinical presentations. Dr. Hurley serves on both national and state-wide referral networks for treating these populations as well as three decades of military service in the treatment of soldiers and veterans.  Characteristics of these special populations will be reviewed.  Participants will learn to assess and treat responders who often have one precipitating event with numerous unresolved events from the past.  Veterans have a wide variety of military-related clinical presentations.  Both case conceptualization and treatment planning are reviewed.  The presenter presents both weekly and well as EMDR intensive programs (Hurley, 2018) in the treatment of of emergency responders, law enforcement personnel and veterans.  Numerous treatment strategies for effective resolving trauma is presented ranging from EMDR Early Interventions (EEI) to the treatment of complex trauma.  Particular attention to suicidal issues are included among these populations which exhibit such a high suicidal rate.


    Ego State Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma

    This program will outline the treatment of trauma, complex PTSD, and dissociation with ego state therapy.  Participants will discover methods to appropriately assess for complex PTSD and dissociation, the impact of trauma on various human systems, and underlying information processes that need therapeutic repair.  Clinicians will learn the essence of ego state therapy techniques and how to successfully employ them within a strategic treatment plan.   Practitioners will also be given several examples of how to enhance ego state therapy between sessions by being provided with impactful and practical homework assignments for clients.


    EMDR Therapy with Children and Adolescents

    Working with children & younger adolescents who have experienced early childhood trauma can be challenging. They don’t have explicit memory to share their experiences, but their brain and body have stored the memories in a dysfunctional neuro-network. Because this population uses play as their language, and toys as their words, use of EMDR must implement special strategies and techniques to assess and successfully treat them.

    This program will provide a comprehensive approach for treating children and younger teens with EMDR. It focuses on each phase of EMDR and provides step by step assessment and treatment considerations for this population. The program is augmented by many case reviews, video clips, and discussion. There will be special protocols shared for specific behaviors frequently found in treating this population.

    Complete information coming soon.

    Critical Incident and Acute EMDR therapy training for paraprofessionals.

     $450 for the 3-hour course.  
    Interested parties will want to contact Sarah Visvardis at sarahv.hec@gmail.com or #708-448-7848 to discuss available dates for training.