Why do we need special training for early EMDR intervention?

Immediately after a trauma occurs, memories have not had time to form into a consolidated whole. Trauma victims experience fragmented memories, and treating these requires the use of different protocols.

“…a fragmented experience that has not yet consolidated so that no single image can represent the entire event. It is therefore necessary to separately process a number of targets, which are aspects or parts of the event in order to facilitate integration and consolidation.”

Francine Shaprio, 1995 and 2001; cited in Elan Shapiro 2009

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Past Training for FCTRN Members

Haunted: EMDR for First Responders and Professionals in the Trenches – May 2016 Presented by: Robbie Adler-Tapia,Ph.D.

EMDR Case Conceptualization with a Reverse Protocol – April 2016 Presented by: Robbie Adler-Tapia,Ph.D.

Haunted: EMDR for First Responders and Professionals in the Trenches – July 2013 Presented by: Robbie Adler-Tapia,Ph.D.

The Rite of Return: Treating the “Boots on the Ground” for Duty-Induced PTSD – May 2013 Presented by: Karen Lansing, LMFT

EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children – January 2013 Presented by: Carolyn Settle, PhD

EMDR Refresher Course – January 2013 Presented by: Karen Alter-Reid, PhD

R-TEP Protocol – October 2012 Presented by: Maria Masciandaro, PhD and Betsy Prince, PhD