Ana Gómez, MC, LPC

Guest Speaker

Ana M Gómez, MC, LPC is the founder and director of the AGATE Institute in Phoenix, AZ. She is an EMDR Institute, and EMDR-IBA trainer of trainers. She is a psychotherapist, author, and an international speaker on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents with complex developmental trauma, generational wounds and dissociation. Ana is the author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation and several books, book chapters and articles on the use of EMDR therapy with children. One of the many programs and protocols Ana has developed is the EMDR-Sandtray Protocol.


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

Presented by Ana Gómez, MC, LPC in Intermediate at 10:45 AM on Saturday, September 26th.

Session Description: The bihemispheric structure of the brain imposes on clinicians the challenge of therapeutically relating and strategically embracing the full biology of the human mind. For clients with developmental injuries, trauma left them in a constant state of physiological activation while unable to verbally tell their life accounts. Sandtray techniques provide distance and an…