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Over 40 downloadable PDF articles/forms are available for registered site users. After you create an account, you can login to access over 60 downloads, including:

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Newly Trained in EMDR?

WHICH FORM OF BILATERAL STIMULATION SHOULD I USE? Featured article: The Impact of Eye Movements and Tones on Disturbing Memories: Eye movements were found to be more effective in diminishing the emotionality of the memory than ‘recall only’ or bilateral tones, yet the majority of patients prefer tones. FULL TEXT LINK: http://psycho-trauma.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/The-impact-of-eye-movements-and-tones-on-disturbing-memories-involving-PTSD-De-Jongh-et-al.-2013.pdf 

It is gratifying to work with clinicians during an EMDR Institute or HAP Basic Training as they begin to integrate EMDR theory and therapy into clinical practice.  The most common post training questions I hear:

Where can I find a TICES log to give my clients to use between sessions?  

  • Heres a link to download the form as a pdf: TICES LOG

How do I get started?

For those recently trained by the EMDR Instiute and/or Trauma Recovery/EMDR HAP:

  • Be sure to take the time to do the "Getting Started" exercise (pages 28-30 of the cream colored pages in the EMDR Institute's Weekend One Jan 2014 manual.)

  • Read the article "Q&A Newly Trained"  available in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, volume 1, number 1.  Click Here to download the full-text article.

    The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is a Quarterly journal of the EMDR International Association.  In it you will find published articles related to research and clinical practice of EMDR therapy, starting in 2007. While EMDRIA members can access all of the articles online at no charge, anyone can access ALL but the last 12 months of articles at no charge.  To see the table of contents for this quarterly journal, go to: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/emdr 

For those trained by other training organizations:

An EMDR Therapy Primer: From Practicum to Practice by Barbara Hensley, Second Edition (2015) is the text that does the best job of pulling all the pieces together.  You will find that it is consistent with what is taught in the EMDR Institute (or EMDR HAP) training.  If I were to REQUIRE reading, this would be my number one top pick!  Here is a link to a pdf of the first chapter, including the table of contents.

How do I introduce EMDR to my clients?

  • The following links are for brochures and description of EMDR that you might choose to use.  I find that providing more than one description to clients is most helpful.  What makes sense to one client might not make sense to another.

    • "Resolving Trauma with EMDR" by Graham Taylor
    • Informational brochures are available for purchase through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).  Go to the EMDRIA Store  - you need not be a member to purchase these brochures: "What is EMDR"; "Que es el EMDR"; "EMDR and Children"; "EMDR (for Professionals)"
  • The following webpages provide the best information about EMDR:"Getting Past Your Past"- book (and audio book) by Dr. Francine Shapiro

How do I pull together all the information from lecture, the manual, the practicum, and the 2001 textbook so that it all makes more sense to me?

  • Certainly, consultation will be your best resource for this.  Contact me if you would like to plan individual or group consultation.  For group consultation, please contact me for scheduling.

  • Use your manual!  There is a LOT of information in there = and it is fairly readable.  Use it as a reference manual.

  • Dr. Francine Shapiro's 2001 text "EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, 2nd edition" is a gold mine.  If you struggle with reading it from cover to cover, then use it as a reference - look up information about the areas you have questions about.

  • An EMDR Therapy Primer: From Practicum to Practice by Barbara Hensley, Second Edition (2015) is the text that does the best job of pulling all the pieces together.  You will find that it is consistent with what is taught in the EMDR Institute (or EMDR HAP) training.  If I were to REQUIRE reading, this would be my number one top pick!  Here is a link to a pdf of the first chapter, including the table of contents.

  • Join the EMDR Institute's Internet Discussion List:  Clinicians that have attended Weekend One or more of the EMDR Institute or EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program Basic Training qualify to join the EMDR Institute Internet Discussion List.  to join go to the page:  http://lists.emdr.com/mailman/listinfo/emdr_lists.emdr.com and follow the instructions to subscribe.  When you subscribe, you will receive an email from the system asking that you verify your desire to subscribe to the Listserv.  Be sure to respond to that email to subscribe - check your email spam folder if you do not see that verification email from the system.

How do I score the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES)?

Go to the downloads section (available to those that register for this site) for articles or resources that I may have mentioned during training with you:

  • Container Article

  • Grief Article

  • TICES Grid

  • Revised phases 4-7 worksheet

  • Information of dissociation, including newly added "How to score the DES" by Katy Murray

  • Research articles

If you are interested in participating in EMDR consultation with me, please contact me, and send me a completed consultation contract. (my email address and fax number are included in the document.)