Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A Hands-on Introduction

Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW
5 CECs
Monday, November 27, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library (Room 026), 500 Main St, Hartford, CT

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and powerful therapy used for the desensitization of PTSD and other mental health concerns. Although EMDR has been in existence for over twenty-eight years and is research validated, it has yet to be fully accepted and implemented within agency and community mental health settings.

This seminar will offer a “practitioners introduction” to the theory, practice and application of EMDR. Information about options to become fully trained in EMDR will be provided. Mr. deGraffenried will provide a model for how EMDR works and what contributes to its effectiveness. Participants will learn about the eight stages of the treatment process and affect management tools. A live session will be provided to demonstrate addressing the presenting image, negative cognitions, and feelings and body sensations that are effectively treated with EMDR. Participants will learn about successful start-up tools for practice, written informed consent, the use of two scaling questions to enhance client feedback and treatment satisfaction, and issues related to consultation and supervision.

Using lecture, a live demonstration, role-plays, group discussion, handouts and video, this seminar will enable you to:

  • define Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and examine a model for how it works
  • examine the five specific techniques that support its effectiveness
  • identify the eight stages of the treatment process
  • become acquainted with the four core areas to be treated: image, negative cognition, feelings and body sensations
  • identify three or more policies that will support the implementation of EMDR in agency settings
  • learn about the available options to become fully trained in EMDR