I just got notification of an upcoming conference, EMDR: From Trauma to Dissociation, presented by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). It will be held in Minneapolis September 30 – October 3, 2010. The schedule includes big names from the dissociation, trauma and EMDR field such as Colin Ross MD and Onno van der Hart, Ph.D. I have been fortunate enough to hear them both speak in the past and it is well worth it!
I completed EMDR training several years ago and find it to be an invaluable tool for processing trauma. I plan to write more about EMDR in an upcomong post but wanted to share the conference information right away.
For now, EMDRIA has this to say about EMDR:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. Read EMDRIA’s clinical definition of EMDR.
I’d love to hear your EMDR questions and experiences in preparation for the upcoming post. Is there something you’d like to know? Ask away!