About the Session
This workshop discusses tools to increase the utilization of EMDR therapy in university settings. College students experience high rates of sexual assault and other traumatic events. Campus counseling services face challenges due to great diversity of the student population, a brief therapy model, and the complexity of traumatic events that impact the students’ life and academic performance. College counseling offers an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of EMDR and its effectiveness to process trauma with diverse populations including different migration status, race, gender, and sexual orientation. This workshop will describe ideas to provide psycho-education, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and intervention.
Learning Objective 1
Participants will be able to identify cultural considerations that are important to work with college students to provide psychoeducation around EMDR therapy, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and reprocessing of traumatic and life disturbing events.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will be able to describe strategies to increase awareness and utilization of EMDR therapy in the university setting including: (1) Discuss treatment planning and brief therapy model; (2) Empower students to go at their own pace; and (3) Encourage student’s strengths and their critical mind to guide the healing process during self-regulation and reprocessing.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will be able to list the advantages of utilizing EMDR therapy in a brief therapy model in a university setting.