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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Time
9:30 am10:30 am1 CEModels / TheoryAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

GS1: How EMDR Has Changed Lives – For Clients and Clinicians

Colin Ross, MD
Dr. Ross will describe how EMDR has affected his own thinking and practice and how it has changed the lives of both clients and clinicians. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
10:45 am4:00 pm4 CEChildren / AdolescentsIntermediate

Session 101: The World of Stories and Symbols: An Introduction to the EMDR-Sandtray Protocol with Complex and Developmental Trauma

Ana Gómez, MC, LPC
This presentation will show how to incorporate Sandtray techniques into the eight phases of EMDR therapy. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
10:45 am4:00 pm4 CEAttachment Issues / Personality DisordersAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 102: Pathways to Connection: Attachment in Everyday Life

Deany Laliotis, LICSW
In this workshop, you will be introduced to a model that proposes a hierarchy of attachment needs offering a practical approach to helping ourselves as well as our clients navigate this uncharted territory. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
10:45 am4:00 pm4 CEPTSDIntermediateIntroductory

Session 103: Safe and Practical EMDR for Complex PTSD

Joanne Twombly, LICSW
This workshop will provide essential information on the treatment of Complex- PTSD within the 8 phases of EMDR. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Time
9:00 am10:30 am1.5 CETrauma / Race / EMDRAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

GS2: The Elephant in the Room: Systemic Racism and Psychotherapy

Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW, David Archer, MSW, MFT, Rocio Hernández, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC
This special plenary presentation will contain a panel of experts who will discuss the importance of educating ourselves about systemic racism, the challenges and opportunities to address racism in EMDR therapy and what we can do to challenge systemic racism. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CETraining / Consultation in EMDRIntermediateIntroductory

Session 211: OOPS! EMDR Clinician Common Errors: Bloopers & Blunders

Michelle Gottlieb, Psy.D., MFT, LPCC, Deborah Silveria, Ph.D.
Participants will be informed of current EMDRIA guidelines for effective practice. The workshop will be delivered in a humorous and engaging style. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CEPublic Practices / AgenciesIntermediate

Session 212: Delivery of EMDR in a Metropolitan Police Department: A Pilot Program

Christie Sprowls, Psy.D., Carol Logan, Ph.D., Genaro Sandoval, LCDC, Peggy Brewer-Dowling, Ph.D.
There is currently an urgent situation within our nation’s police force: police officers are suffering increased psychological symptoms and sometimes suicidal risk. At the same time, there is a rising public outcry against police ‘excessive use of force’, or ‘police brutality‘. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm* 1.5 CEChildren / AdolescentsAdvancedIntermediate

Session 213: Parts at Play: Integrating Dissociation Theory and Play Therapy with EMDR

Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT, Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S
Learn to recognize, access, and build cooperation among self-states of children in the playroom applying key principles to guide treatment. The workshop teaches safety and gradual exposure in the playroom to allow self-states to emerge during preparation for EMDR. * Please note that this program is not approved by the American Psychological Association for CE for psychologists. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CEModels / TheoryIntroductory

Session 214: Improving Object Relations with EMDR

Jillian Tucker, DSW
This presentation draws a direct parallel between EMDR and a classic psychological theory: object relations. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CEResearchAdvancedIntermediate

Session 215: Writing for the Journal of EMDR Practice & Research

Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.
Many EMDR therapists have something to contribute to the field, but may be unsure about how to write a paper for a scholarly journal. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEEthicsAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 221: Ethics and EMDR: A Review for EMDR Clinicians, Consultants, and Trainers

Steven Silver, Ph.D.
EMDR shares with other psychotherapies ethical issues. Two additional areas emphasize the need for a clear understanding of ethical conduct. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CECultural Competence and/or DiversityIntermediateIntroductory

Session 222: EMDR Therapy for the Trauma of Downward Social Drift in the LGBTQ+Community

Paul Miller, M.D., Jess Converse, LCSW, Victoria Blom, LCSW, Jenna Burton, LMHC
Our presentation seeks to encourage insights into how non-hetero-normative identifying individuals can experience downward social drift as trauma. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEChronic Illness / Medical Issues / SomaticsAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 223: Using EMDR for Chronic Pain: Focus on Phases 1 and 2

Jamie Zabukovec, Psy.D.
Phase 1 History-Taking and Treatment Planning along with Phase 2 Preparation considerations will be examined. Information about pain and conceptualization strategies will be provided. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEEating DisordersIntermediate

Session 224: EMDR Therapy with Eating Disorders

DaLene Forester, Ph.D.
This workshop will address the spectrum of eating disordered behaviors from a trauma perspective with EMDR therapy. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CETrauma / Race / EMDRIntroductory

Session 225: Healing the Healer: EMDR-IGTP-OTS & Vicarious Trauma in Black Clinicians

Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, Karla Brown, MA, LMFT
As anti-racism awareness grows, a need arises to resource black clinicians who absorb stories of racism from their clients. Previous research focused on preventing secondary trauma in therapists mostly by increasing coping skills. Little research exists on race-related secondary trauma and the treatment of race-related trauma in therapists. These presenters will detail the use of EMDR-IGTP-OTS in decreasing traumatic stress in black clinicians. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Time
10:00 am12:00 pm2 CETrauma / Race / EMDRIntermediate

GS3: EMDR Therapy with an Afrocentric Critical Race Perspective

Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW, Allen Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW
Despite EMDR’s efficacy, there are minimal references to diversity in EMDR research, and no protocol adaptations for African American clients. Without consideration of the lived experiences of African Americans or acknowledgement of stigma, shame and historical trauma, the relevance of identity, privilege and inclusion in treatment is obscured. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time
10:00 am12:00 pm2 CETrauma / Race / EMDRIntermediate

GS4: Racial Trauma, Neurons, and EMDR: The Path Towards an Anti-Racist Psychotherapy

David Archer, MSW, MFT
Although race is a social construction, it carries great significance and dire consequences in our North American culture. This presentation will explore how Anti-Black racism, racial trauma, and White Supremacy can impact psychotherapy. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Time
9:00 am10:30 am1.5 CEDissociation / Complex TraumaAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

GS5: Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
To overcome self-alienation, the therapy must focus on transforming the implicitly remembered traumatic experiences by helping clients observe painful emotions and body sensations as communications from their disowned selves and then providing the ‘missing experiences’ for which their child parts have longed. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CESpiritualityIntermediateIntroductory

Session 311: The Role of Spirituality in Trauma Wounding and the Healing of EMDR Therapy

Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT
Participants will discover the role of spirituality and spiritual wounds in the etiology and treatment of Complex PTSD, PTSD, and addictions utilizing the 8 Phase Protocol. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CEChronic Illness / Medical Issues / SomaticsIntermediateIntroductory

Session 312: EMDR in the Treatment of Pain – Underlying Concepts and Current Evidence

Jonas Tesarz, M.D.
The lecture outlines the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain. In the context of this lecture, we will first address the question of how emotional stress and psychological trauma lead to physical pain, before dealing with the specificities of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain conditions. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CECultural Competence and/or DiversityAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 313: EMDR Therapy in College and University Settings in a Brief Therapy Model

Viviana Urdaneta, LCSW
This workshop discusses tools to increase the utilization of EMDR therapy in university settings. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CETechniques / StrategiesAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 314: The Evolution of EMDR: From Technique to Psychotherapy – Implications for Clinical Practice

Michael Hase, M.D.
EMDR basic training offers training on application of techniques to reprocess or modify memories and ideas on treatment planning, but leaves the therapist quite often confused regarding the complexity of EMDR Therapy. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CETechniques / StrategiesIntroductory

Session 315: EMDR Therapy Facilitated by Hypnosis Distillates: Spoken and Unspoken

Sheila Bender, Ph.D., Maria Masciandaro, Psy.D.
This presentation distills procedures, strategies, and tools from hypnosis principles that do not necessitate induced trance and applies them to EMDR therapy; case conceptualization in general, and within the 8 phases and 3 prongs in particular. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 CEPTSDAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 316: The Third Wave: The EMDR Standard Group Protocol, SGP

Amanda Roberts, MA, Ph.D.
Up until now, there has been a “missing protocol" We have needed a group protocol that targets long term memories. The Standard Group Protocol, SGP is that protocol. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEDissociation / Complex TraumaAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 321: Using EMDR with Fragmented Clients: A Protocol for Overcoming Self-Alienation

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a protocol for working with fragmented or dissociatively disordered clients that can enable effective processing of the trauma and facilitate self-compassion. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEChronic Illness / Medical Issues / SomaticsIntermediate

Session 322: Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy for Chronic Pain—The SAFE Model

Tyler Orr, LPC, MHSP
This workshop will cover ways of working with pain in all eight phases using the basic EMDR protocol and utilize history taking, preparation, targeting, and reprocessing approaches informed by neuroscience and attachment theory to desensitize the physical and emotional disturbance associated with chronic pain. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CENeurobiologyIntermediate

Session 323: Recent Neural Findings: The Dormant Potential of the Body Scan

Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.
This seminar will integrate the data regarding the Default Mode Network and the Mirror Neuron System to illustrate the implications of this material with respect to current EMDR treatment; with a specific focus on the expanded utilization of the body scan to render it more robust. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEAnxiety & Panic DisordersIntermediate

Session 324: EMDR Treatment of Simple, Complex, and Dissociative Panic

Andrew Leeds, Ph.D.
This presentation provides clinicians with research and clinically informed treatment plans for alleviating symptoms of panic across of range of cases. Clinical examples and guidelines are presented for identifying targets, when to extend preparation phase work, and when to address core attachment material or hidden dissociative phobias. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CEModels / TheoryAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 325: Accurately Tracking Resiliency and Disconnections Using a Somatic Focus

Craig Penner, LMFT
Therapy is more effective when we assess our clients’ “resiliency” accurately at each moment. The more acutely the therapist tracks subtle shifts to more hyper- and hypo-arousal, the closer the therapy can focus on problematic dynamics that cause our clients to disconnect. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm5:00 pm3 CETrauma / Race / EMDRAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 326: EMDR Diversity & The Spectrum of Trauma Prevention

Rocio Hernández, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC
This course provides a framework for understanding EMDR access across categories of diversity. Special EMDR examples will show implications for immigration, unlearning racism, and ways to modify EMDR for accessibility. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Time
9:00 am12:30 pm3 CEModels / TheoryAdvancedIntermediate

Session 411: EMDR 2.0. An Enhanced Version of EMDR Therapy?

Ad de Jongh, Ph.D., Suzy Matthijssen, Ph.D.
The purpose of this workshop is to gain new inspiration, based upon this knowledge, for the treatment of patients who display high levels of anxiety and dissociation and show limited treatment effects. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
9:00 am12:30 pm3 CEDissociation / Complex TraumaAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 412: Ego-State Therapy Interventions to Prepare Dissociative Clients for EMDR

Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC, Lynn James, LCPC, LMHC
The workshop will introduce a collection of ego state therapy interventions from the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) for stabilizing dysregulated, dissociative, and attachment-wounded clients. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
9:00 am12:30 pm3 CECultural Competence and/or DiversityAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 413: Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience

Mark Nickerson, LICSW
This true “workshop” will include clinical tools and experiential exercises designed to convey key concepts including the nature of social information processing, ingroup/outgroup effects, a new category of resonating NC/PCs (connectedness/belonging), social identity formation, internalized social messages, the impact of “isms” and multiple cultural considerations. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
9:00 am12:30 pm3 CEAlcohol & Substance AbuseAdvancedIntermediate

Session 414: EMDR with Substance Use & Co-Occurring Addictive Behaviors

Lauren Day, LPC, LCDC
This program focuses on understanding treatment for addictive disorders such as substance abuse, eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, and love/sex addiction using EMDR Therapy. This program provides insight into case conceptualization and treatment planning when working with clients suffering from substance use disorder and co-occurring addictive behaviors. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
9:00 am12:30 pm3 CEDepression / Grief / MourningAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session 415: Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning

Roger Solomon, Ph.D.
Different theoretical frameworks (including attachment theory which research shows underlies the variation in grief reactions) will be presented to guide case conceptualization and utilization of the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for grief and mourning. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
9:00 am12:30 pm3 CEClinical DilemmasIntermediate

Session 416: EMDR Therapy & Dyslexia

Derek Farrell, Ph.D.
This presentation will explore the ‘lived experience’ of Dyslexia through the lens of Adaptive Information Processing (AIP). It will outline how the AIP paradigm is used for case conceptualization and subsequent treatment using EMDR Therapy. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).
1:30 pm3:00 pm1.5 CEDepression / Grief / MourningAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

GS6: EMDR in the Treatment of Depression – The EMDR DeprEnd Protocol

Arne Hofmann, M.D.
The studies and our cases show that EMDR is at least equal to CBT treatment in depression (equivalence) but seems to result in more complete remissions than other interventions. EMDR may also lead to a decreased risk of relapses, as an incomplete remission increases the risk of relapse 5 times. In the workshop, the evidence will be presented and our treatment manual (DeprEndr protocol) will be introduced. Please note that all sessions start on U.S. Central Time (UTC-05:00).

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September 26 - October 4

EMDRIA Virtual Conference 2020

Changing lives