Susan Darker-Smith & Johnny Moran
About this Workshop:
Consistent with the developmental protocol when working with your children, treatment is informed by the AIP Model, 8 Phases of EMDR, 3 Prong Past – Present – Future, the Application of ABLS there are very distinct critical differences as to how we apply and engage through 8 phases.
The presenters will primarily focus on working with younger presentations, however they will also highlight how the treatment principles apply to learning disabilities and various Neuro Diverse Adult Presentations.
Children have many strengths which can often benefit society despite the equal challenges that may be experienced by neuro-diverse children trying to navigate a neuro-typical social world.
Where neuro-diverse children experience trauma, therapists need to be neuro-diverse aware and affirming in order to create a positive, emotional connection with their client, in which the client feels seen, heard and valued.
In EMDR processing, the neuro-diverse child may need additional modifications to the standard EMDR protocol to help make EMDR more accessible, to help them self-regulate in ways which are sensitive to their neuro-diversity and to help the experience of unpredictable emotions become tolerable.
The child’s neuro-diversity can be utilised (with our without the storytelling method) as a unique opportunity for resourcing, the use of an extended preparation phase may help the child manage trait anxiety and the modification of EMDR to take into account the child’s strengths as well as their challenges (e.g. Making EMDR more novel and breaking sessions into shorter sections for the child with ADHD; utilising the storytelling method for children with Autism to help create momentum in the processing) is a necessary adaptation for engaging neuro-divergent children in therapy.
EMDR All Ireland AGM
Date – Friday 24th November 2023
Guest Speaker Arun Mansukhsni is a Clinical Psychologist (PsyD) and Psycho-sexual Therapist with 25 years of experience as a therapist. Arun has a Post Graduate Masters in Psycho-sexual Therapy, in Behavioural-Cognitive Therapies, in Hypnosis and he is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and facilitator. Arun is also a Level III Sensorimotor therapist.
Location: Clayton Hotel Belfast
EMDR Munster Regional Group
Will launch our newly formed regional group with a
ONE DAY WORKSHOP WITH GUS MURRAY
‘EMDR WITH EVERY CLIENT’
Date: Saturday 7 th 09:30h to 16:30h October 2023
Venue: Kingsley Hotel, Cork.
Fee: €60 (members) €70 (non-members) (including lunch, teas/coffees & refreshments)
CPD: 6 CPD Hours applied for – EMDR All-Ireland Association
This workshop is being delivered pro-bono – proceeds will be used to support the development of EMDR Munster Regional Group.
The effectiveness of EMDR therapy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD is now well established and is supported by numerous randomised control studies. Additionally, a growing body of research is demonstrating the effectiveness of EMDR therapy for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions and populations e.g. anxiety disorders – phobias, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and geneneralised anxiety disorder; depression; grief and loss; somatic problems – migraines, chronic pain, eating disorders etc.; performance anxiety; addictions; attachment disorders; personality disorders etc. etc. Similarly, a growing body of clinical and research evidence supports the application of EMDR therapy across the full spectrum of low, moderate and high functioning clients. Notwithstanding these developments, feedback from clinicians and consultants would suggest that the full potential of the clinical application of EMDR therapy is still compromised in terms of the scope of its application to a full range of clinical conditions. Many clinicians also seem to experience difficulty and or reluctance regarding their use EMDR therapy with more complex and disordered clients. It would appear also that many clinicians stop short of embracing EMDR as a comprehensive system of Psychotherapy and instead introduce EMDR as an element within their existing approach. This workshop aims to address these issues and will provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to guide the effective integration of EMDR into their clinical practice.
Participants will learn to:
1. A comprehensive approach to case formulation, treatment planning and target identification in EMDR Therapy
2. To address the challenge of maintaining client regulation while accessing and processing traumatic memories in EMDR therapy.
3. An expanded appreciation of the role of positive resource networks and their use in EMDR therapy
4. To explore the use of EMDR therapy along a continuum from low, moderate to high functioning clients.
5. To explore the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of a range of clinical conditions and populations
The workshop will include
Gus Murray is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the use of EMDR Therapy.
He is a highly experienced Counselling and Psychotherapy trainer having been Programme Director and Lead Trainer at the Cork Institute of Technology for over 25 years. He is an Integrative Psychotherapist, accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has also completed standard and advanced level trainings in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and is an accredited SE practitioner. Additionally, he has completed standard and advanced level trainings in Internal Family Systems (Ego State) therapy and has extensive experience in the teaching and practice of Ego State therapy. Gus was the recipient of the Carl Berkeley memorial award (2017) from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession Gus is president of the EMDR All-Ireland association. He has presented at EMDR conferences and events throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Registration link: https://form.typeform.
Bank: Allied Irish Bank.
Address: 9, Main St, Ballincollig, Co Cork
Account Name: EMDR Munster Regional group
IBAN – IE46AIBK93401140238070
BIC – AIBKIE2D
EMDR Munster Regional Group – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Deepti Rashaswamy: Childhood Trauma and the Relationship with Extremism
Charlotte Al Khalil: Transgenerational Trauma and Lebanon
Presentation of Trauma Aid Europe Humanitarian Award 2023
Further Lineup Updates and Details to follow
We are delighted to confirm that the
EMDR Europe Association Conference 2024
will be held in Dublin. This is a major event with over 2000 delegates from more than 40 countries.
Dates: 7th, 8th and 9th June 2024
Venue: Dublin Convention Centre.
EMDR HYBRID COMBINED THERAPIST TRAINING 2024
EMDR STANDARD PLUS EMDR CHILD & ADOLESCENT IN ONE COMPLETE TRAINING
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION & REPROCESSING
EMDR EUROPE ACCREDITED THERAPIST TRAINING
12 FULL DAYS EMDR TRAINING
– 9 DAYS ONLINE & 3 DAYS IN-PERSON TRAINING
– 10 HOURS SUPERVISION
Professor Derek Farrell MBE: EMDR Europe Accredited Senior Trainer and Consultant,
Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society, Accredited Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Susan Darker Smith: EMDR Europe Accredited Child & Adolescent Senior Trainer and
Consultant, Accredited Psychotherapist & Supervisor with BABCP
Johnny Moran: EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, Child & Adolescent Consultant, EMDR
Institute Training Facilitator, EMDR Europe Trainer in Training, Accredited Psychotherapist &
Supervisor with IAHIP & IACP
For more information & eligiblity requirements: