EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based treatment you can use to safely and rapidly help your clients’ process their traumas and reclaim their lives!
And while much of its fantastic reputation as a clinical tool has been built upon in-person sessions, EMDR is also effective when delivered virtually so you can continue your important work with clients from a distance.
This 2-day training is your how-to-guide on utilizing EMDR through telehealth platforms!
Whether you are new to using EMDR, or have already been trained but aren’t sure how to go about it in a virtual format, this program will give you safe, simple and straightforward approaches to adapting EMDR techniques to an online environment.
Over 2 confidence-boosting days, you’ll get instantly usable information, guidance, demonstrations and practice tips including:
Video examples of virtual EMDR sessions
The 8-phase protocol – and where to adapt for telehealth
Bilateral stimulation tools for remote sessions
A dissociation screening tool
Strategies to maximize attunement through video sessions
How to handle crisis level reactions when you’re not in the room
EMDR is a must-have treatment tool and telehealth is here to stay.
Don’t miss out on this chance to bring your practice up-to-speed so you can stay on the front lines with your clients even when face-to-face sessions aren’t possible.
Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT, was trained on the use of EMDR as a treatment protocol through EMDRIA and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, and substance abuse.
She is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and currently owns and operates one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in the state of Idaho. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India and at the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam.
Ms. Howard earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University and is a member of EMDRIA and the International Society of Addiction Medicine.
Financial: Megan Howard is the owner of Addiction and Trauma Recovery Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Megan Howard has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Assess clients to determine the appropriateness of using EMDR in virtual sessions.
Analyze the 8 Phases of the EDMR protocol and determine how clinicians can integrate proper adaptations for use in a virtual environment.
Investigate risks associated with virtual EDMR that should be included in a clinician’s informed consent documentation.
Determine steps that can be taken to establish safety for remote EMDR sessions.
Evaluate strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in EMDR therapy when face-to-face sessions aren’t possible.
Analyze how clinicians can account for cultural difference and physical environments to maximize the effectiveness of therapy via telehealth.
Support how bilateral stimulation can be conducted via video in the EMDR process.
Appraise applications and online resources that clinicians can use for bilateral stimulation.
Build self-efficacy through EMDR resourcing activities via telehealth.
Apply techniques to assist clients in de-escalating trauma associated triggers via telehealth.
Construct a plan to intervene in crisis level situations when delivering EMDR virtually.
Analyze the research, risks and limitations of using EMDR in virtual formats.
The 8 Phases of EMDR and Essential EMDR Resources
Review of resources (calm place, container, ICON, etc.)
Assess the Appropriateness of Virtual EMDR for Clients
Dual awareness options
Common Barriers to Virtual EMDR Treatment
Keeping a consistent environment
Checking on physical responses
Safety in the environment
Ways to Increase Attunement in Virtual EMDR Sessions
Accounting for cultural differences and physical environments
How to create close proximity with your camera
Attuned breathing on virtual platforms
Eye Movement Resources for Telehealth Practitioners Using EMDR
Bi-lateral stimulation and its importance in the EMDR process