Session:

Session 326: EMDR Diversity & The Spectrum of Trauma Prevention

Saturday, October 3rd
1:30pm5:00pm

Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory

About the Session

Session Description:

Diversity and inclusion of EMDR expands beyond skin color. Simultaneously, trauma prevention must be viewed from working with individuals to creating policies to better protect our communities. 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. Virtual and in-person tools provide options for setting up culturally humble sessions that meet our clients where they are. Examples across the Spectrum of Prevention offer a perspective for rethinking the role of an EMDR therapist in trauma prevention for generations to come.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to describe a diversity framework to apply to EMDR Therapy to increase cultural humility and create more welcoming space for clients to address trauma.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to identify The Spectrum of Prevention using a Trauma focus for each rung of impact. Participants will be able to interact across the different levels to assess where they are already engaging in change from working with individuals to impacting policy.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to demonstrate an approach for unlearning racism and using privilege for good with their clients from a case study.

CEs Available: 3

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