Quandra Chaffers, LCSW


Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant. She is the creative force behind Sexual Abuse & Sex Solutions, a private practice located in San Francisco. She has roughly 10 years of experience using EMDR to helps teenagers and adults to overcome intimate partner violence and sexual abuse. Quandra takes an intersectional approach to solving race, sex, and gender disparities.


GS2: The Elephant in the Room: Systemic Racism and Psychotherapy

Presented by Quandra Chaffers, LCSW, Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW, David Archer, MSW, MFT in Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory at 9:00 AM on Sunday, September 27th.

Session Description: This has been a year of adversity and increased awareness. We are now awakening to the trauma of white privilege and systemic racism. EMDR therapists are challenged with effectively responding to the mental health needs of those impacted by this system of privilege, power and oppression. This special plenary presentation will contain a…

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

Presented by Quandra Chaffers, LCSW 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…