Research has clearly demonstrated that certain kinds of life experiences lay the foundation for a wide range of mental and physical problems. Clinical and neurobiological research indicates that EMDR therapy directly addresses the physiological basis of clinical symptoms and dysfunction. Group exercises, case description and treatment videos will help participants examine the implications of this research and its application to clinical practice. Clinical examples will address individual, family and societal issues.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
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.