Fri, March 17, 2023 – In-person
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
This training is approved by the EMDR International Association for 6.00 credits. Approval #08012-19.
$120 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$150 – All Others
This in-person training is suitable for all levels of EMDR practitioner, however participants must have at a minimum taken Part I EMDR Training, by an EMDRIA Approved training provider. Only those who have fully completed EMDR Part II training, will be able to claim and use EMDRIA credits towards certification or recertification.
Homicide is a stark reality in the United States and claimed over 24,576 victims in 2022. The EMDR Recent Event Protocol is a key tool used in the treatment of victims/survivors and offers a structured and effective way for clients to desensitize and recover from the trauma of the murder of a loved one.
Co-Trainers April Minjarez, Ph.D. and Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW, will explore the effective use of the Recent Event Protocol as it pertains to homicide victims and victims of other violent crimes. This will include a review of the protocol, engagement of the client, assessment, and effective use of a ten session, time-limited model of treatment. This seminar will also address the use of EMD, Eye Movement Desensitization, for desensitization when use of the full 8-phase protocol may not be possible.
The day will include a case study of successful treatment, including a demonstration via role-play of a simple visual tool to help in the assessment and treatment of the client. In addition, the trainers will explore the impact of historical trauma and how it pertains to race, class, and culture.
This seminar will include lecture and numerous, brief clinical examples of the successful use of EMDR Recent Event Protocol with homicide survivors and other victims of violence. An audiotape of an interview with a homicide survivor who has been treated with EMDR will also be used to bring “the voice of the survivor” into the training.
This seminar will enable you to:
- identify and describe the three crisis issues related to homicide and other violent crimes
- define the Recent Event Protocol/EMD and employ them in the assessment and treatment of trauma related to homicide and other crimes of violence
- demonstrate an understanding of the Visual Assessment Tool (VAT) in the assessment and treatment of homicide trauma/crimes of violence
- apply five or more specific EMDR techniques to work successfully with survivors of violence in community mental health settings
- experience and describe how historical trauma: race, class and culture are important in treatment
- understand the appropriate use of Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three in the use of the Recent Event Protocol
Please bring a small stone that will easily fit in the palm of your hand. We will demonstrate a powerful, yet simple experience of mindfulness to use with clients or yourselves.