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2-Day: Virtual EMDR: Safe, Simple and Straightforward Approaches to Adapting EMDR to Telehealth
Audio CD
$439.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on February 4, 2021.
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Audio CD - 8+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
2/4/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Assess clients to determine the appropriateness of using EMDR in virtual sessions.
  2. Analyze the 8 Phases of the EDMR protocol and determine how clinicians can integrate proper adaptations for use in a virtual environment.
  3. Investigate risks associated with virtual EDMR that should be included in a clinician’s informed consent documentation.
  4. Determine steps that can be taken to establish safety for remote EMDR sessions.
  5. Evaluate strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in EMDR therapy when face-to-face sessions aren’t possible.
  6. Analyze how clinicians can account for cultural difference and physical environments to maximize the effectiveness of therapy via telehealth.
  7. Support how bilateral stimulation can be conducted via video in the EMDR process.
  8. Appraise applications and online resources that clinicians can use for bilateral stimulation.
  9. Build self-efficacy through EMDR resourcing activities via telehealth.
  10. Apply techniques to assist clients in de-escalating trauma associated triggers via telehealth.
  11. Construct a plan to intervene in crisis level situations when delivering EMDR virtually.
  12. Analyze the research, risks and limitations of using EMDR in virtual formats.
The 8 Phases of EMDR and Essential EMDR Resources
  • History
  • Preparation
  • Assessment
  • Desensitization
  • Installation
  • Body scan
  • Closure
  • Re-evaluation
  • Review of resources (calm place, container, ICON, etc.)
Assess the Appropriateness of Virtual EMDR for Clients
  • Establishing safety
  • Creating Resources
  • Dual awareness options
  • Informed consent
Common Barriers to Virtual EMDR Treatment
  • Keeping a consistent environment
  • Distractions
  • 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
  • Dual attention methods (eye movements, tapping, tappers, sound)
  • Bilateral stimulation via video
  • Butterfly hug
  • Congruent tapping
  • Sound pulses
  • Other eye movement strategies
  • Apps and BLS online resources

Addressing Safety in Virtual EMDR:
How to Manage the Potential Risks of Not Being There In-Person

  • Establishing a visually safe environment
  • Crisis intervention and safety plans
  • Managing/assessing for relapse or maladaptive coping

EMDR for Direct Treatment of Traumatic Memories via Telehealth

  • Attachment-based interventions in a disconnected world
  • Interweaves for blocked processing
  • Treating grief and loss
  • Creating connection through parts work
  • Working with isolation
  • Creating empowerment and self-efficacy from a distance platform

Attachment-Based Trauma and Parts Work with Virtual EMDR

  • How attachment styles impact processing
  • Identifying the different roles that ‘parts’ play in traumatic healing and survival
  • How to utilize and acknowledge ‘parts’ in EMDR processing
  • Interventions and techniques to bring ‘parts’ forward for healing
  • Techniques and tools for working with addicted ‘parts’ during EMDR

Limitations, Risks, and Further Research

  • Current research on telehealth with EMDR
  • Addressing barriers and potential risks with telehealth and EMDR
  • Making the most of risks and limitations for successful treatment outcomes


Megan Howard, LCSW, CCTP, 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.
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