Jess Converse, LCSW


Jess Converse, LCSW, spent the first years following his basic EMDR training developing his skills with underserved populations on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Under the mentorship of Paul Miller, Jess was able to deepen his knowledge of EMDR skills including working with the 8 phase 3 prong standard protocol, DeTUR protocol, and ICoNN model case-conceptualization. Jess is now working at the LA LGBT Center providing direct services that include EMDR, Transpersonal Psychology, CBT, and DBT. Jess is also co-leading an internet group with Paul Miller that focuses on supporting individuals working with clients manifesting symptoms consistent with schizophrenia and other psychosis.


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

Presented by Paul Miller, M.D., Jess Converse, LCSW, Victoria Blom, LCSW, Jenna Burton, LMHC in Intermediate, Introductory at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 27th.

Session Description: The research on social drift up to this point focuses on the hypothesis that illnesses, both physical and mental, can cause one to have a downward mobility within society. We hypothesize that illnesses can cause the descent of individuals into lower socioeconomic classes, resulting in a disenfranchisement that further exacerbates mental health symptoms…