This presentation will provide therapeutic guidelines to help identify the source of a wide range of clinical problems, and demonstrate how they can be addressed. EMDR therapy is widely recognized as an effective trauma treatment by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization. In addition, 20 randomized studies demonstrate positive effects of the eye movement component. Research has also clearly demonstrated that certain kinds of life experiences lay the foundation for both mental and physical problems. Clinical and neurobiological research demonstrates that EMDR therapy directly addresses the physiological basis of clinical symptoms and dysfunction. This includes not only the overt symptoms, but also potential problems in relationships and deficits in sense of self. Group exercises, case examples, research, and client videos will be used to illustrate the procedures and comprehensive treatment effects that foster personal and relational development.
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Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., is the originator and developer of EMDR, which has been so well researched that it is now recommended as an effective treatment for trauma in the Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, and those of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shapiro is a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, CA, and founder and President Emeritus of the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a non-profit organization that coordinates disaster response and low fee trainings worldwide.