Mark Nickerson, LICSW


Mark Nickerson, LICSW, a psychotherapist in Amherst, MA, is an EMDR Institute trainer. He conducts advanced EMDR trainings nationally and internationally on topics including integrating culture and healing culturally-based trauma, treatment for problem behaviors, problematic anger, and effective use of EMDR protocols. He has developed award-winning innovative programs designed to reduce and resolve interpersonal conflict. He is editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Insights, Strategies, and Protocols (Springer, 2016) and The Wounds Within (Skyhorse, 2015), an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families. More information at and


Session 413: Social Trauma and Adversity: Restoring Connectedness and Resilience

Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW in Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory at 9:00 AM on Sunday, October 4th.

Session Description: Human beings are social animals with a fundamental need for social connectedness and inclusion. Yet many people feel they don’t fit, experience social anxiety, face threatening societal dynamics, or otherwise struggle in groups. Socially adverse experiences including developmental social trauma, stigmatization, discrimination, exclusion, being “canceled” and marginalization can lead to isolation, invisibility, addiction,…