Karla Brown, MA, LMFT


Karla Amanda Brown, MA, LMFT, is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Consultant-in-Training. She is the Founder of the Northern California based Soul Centric Counseling and Healing Center, which trains pre-licensed clinicians to serve people with a diverse range of identity presentations and trauma histories. In addition to helping people heal individually, Karla is interested in the use of group therapy to facilitate the reduction of shame, hopelessness, and the impact of racialized trauma while increasing clarity, a felt sense of belonging, and compassion for self and others.


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

Presented by Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, Karla Brown, MA, LMFT in Introductory at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 27th.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Integrative Group Treatment Protocol in Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR- IGTP-OTS) has been studied effectively in Latin communities since 1997 (Jarero, 2010), but not yet with African American communities. As anti-racism awareness grows, a need arises to resource black clinicians who absorb stories of racism from their clients. Previous research focused…