(OKC) Haunted: EMDR Therapy for Emergency Responders & Public Safety Personnel including Veterans
This workshop will focus on basic and advanced skills in adhering to the 8 phases of EMDR therapy in the treatment of Emergency Responders exposed to trauma in the line of duty.
Time and Location
May 24, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mustang, 1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang, OK 73064, USA
About the Event
- Sign in: 8:00-8:30 am
- Lecture: 8:30 am – noon
- Lunch Break*: noon – 1:00 pm
- Lecture: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
*Lunch will not be provided as part of the event.
$195 until 4/15/2023
$225 after 4/15/2023
Continuing EMDRIA Education
Seven continuing education credits approved for those who have completed an EMDRIA-approved Basic Training program.
Workshop Prerequisites and Details
Full Completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training is required.
- Please send documentation of completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training
- Current research is limited to application of EMDR therapy to trauma-related disorders.
- Attendance at the full day training is required in order to receive CEs. No partial credit will be given.
This workshop will focus on basic and advanced skills in adhering to the 8 phases of EMDR therapy in the treatment of Emergency Responders exposed to trauma in the line of duty. The practice of caring for the emotional and physical needs of professionals exposed to life and death situations and the most difficult of human suffering takes its toll on those in the trenches. In these inimitable circumstances, the exposure can lead to direct traumas and/or vicarious trauma for the professional. By working in law enforcement, fire sciences, emergency services, 911 operators, emergency room staff (including doctors and nurses), child welfare workers, and even psychotherapists, these professionals experience direct or secondary trauma from their work environment.
Case conceptualization will be presented through the lens of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) adhering to the 8 phases of EMDR therapy. This interactive workshop includes videos, and didactic material, to deepen participants’ understanding of how to implement EMDR therapy and enhance their skills in working with first responders.
- Define AIP Theory specifically as it applies to working with Emergency Responders
- Identify at least 3 assessment tools for evaluating trauma in Emergency Responders exposed to line of duty and vicarious traumatization
- Describe ethical, legal, and forensic issues unique to this population
- Define trauma and diagnostic issues with trauma and stress related disorders including PTSD.
- List symptoms of trauma in Emergency Responders
- List 5 treatment tools to employ with Emergency Responders exhibiting symptoms of trauma
- Describe the flow of the EMDR therapy with law enforcement, Firefighters, emergency responders
- Create and implement a targeting sequence plan specifically for working with Emergency Responders using the “Parade of Faces” metaphor
- Identify and formulate useful cultural and religious interventions & interweaves as tools
- Therapists will recognize the need to work though cultural and religious paradigms to assist first responders who are regularly exposed to traumatic grief and loss to come to an adaptive resolution for each call.
- Apply the EMDR Reverse Protocol with Emergency Responders
- Effectively implement the EMDR Crisis Response Protocol with Emergency Responders
There will be a $25 processing fee if you cancel 30 days before the event.
There will be a $50 processing fee if you cancel within 30 days of the event.
NO refunds if you cancel 7 days before the event.