Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Demystified

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is the most widely disseminated and thoroughly researched method of psychotherapy to appear in recent times. It is recognized as an evidence-based method of treatment for PTSD by evaluating authorities including the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Veterans Administration/Department of Defense. Nonetheless, there are many misconceptions about what EMDR is, its theoretical base, and the nature of the supporting and critical research.

This presentation will describe and demonstrate aspects of EMDR, place it in a general theoretical context, and briefly summarize the current research. Participants will be presented with information to make informed choices about pursuing training, and which clients may be appropriate for EMDR treatment. Though this workshop will not prepare participants to use EMDR, clinical features of EMDR will be taught which may become immediately helpful in clinical practice for a wide variety of client concerns.


Howard Lipke, PhD, editorial board member, EMDR Journal of Practice and Research

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Continuing education credit (1.5 hours) is available from a variety of professional boards for $25 per certificate. Instructions for obtaining your certificate will be provided at the end of the program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic concept of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  2. Understand EMDR’s general theoretical context in psychology and the current research
  3. Discuss the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model, the theoretical understanding that guides EMDR development
  4. Examine clinical considerations in using EMDR in working with grieving clients
  5. Gain information to make informed choices about whether or not to pursue training, and which clients may be appropriate for referral for EMDR treatment (although this workshop will not prepare participants to use EMDR itself)

Click here to view the full program information sheet, including board approvals list.


Howard Lipke, PhD

In 1990, while Dr. Howard Lipke was the director of an inpatient PTSD program at a VA medical center, he learned of EMDR, quickly received training from its originator, Francine Shapiro, and then began working with her to teach others. He has published and presented extensively on EMDR in scientific journals and at scientific/professional conferences. His work has included two books, EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration and Don’t I have the Right to Be Angry: The HEArt Program for Veterans and Others Who Want to Prevent Destructive Anger. Much of his other work on EMDR and other areas of psychology can be found at his website and in the column Trauma and World Literature, which he co-edits for the ISTSS newsletter StressPoints. Since retiring from the VA, Dr. Lipke has maintained a part time clinical and consulting practice.

How do I view the webinar?

Viewing instructions will be included in your confirmation email and emailed to you several times in the days leading up to the webinar.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Email or call 800-959-8277.

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Organizer TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

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The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.


The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families. Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

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