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Working with EMDR Online: Delivering powerful, focused and effective EMDR using online sessions: Video Course


Speakers: Mark Brayne, EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, UKCP and Dr Jamie Marich

Product: Video Course
Price: £65

CPD Hours: 3

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is increasingly acknowledged (ISTSS, NICE, WHO) as a powerful psychotherapeutic treatment approach for clients living with the traumatic aftermath of adverse life experiences. With the adoption in the ICD-11 of new diagnoses embracing Complex as well as single-episode PTSD, EMDR is proving effective in addressing both specific-incident adult trauma (rape, war, RTAs, natural disaster etc) and also the deeper, more complex impact of attachment-informed developmental dysfunction from childhood.

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The present and unprecedented planetary health emergency presented by COVID-19, and consequent restrictions on in-person meetings of all kinds, are challenging our long-held reservations in mental health professions towards the provision of psychotherapy and counselling remotely and online. At this practical seminar, the speakers highlight the efficacy levels that can be achieved when delivering EMDR therapy through online sessions; while helping us navigate the constraints offered by this format of therapeutic engagement.

They will explore both practical and relational best practices which are now widely available for delivery of EMDR online. Specifically, the seminar will:

  • coach seminar participants in the best use of technology, ranging from computer setup and best online platforms for this work
  • explain how we can connect remotely with clients in such a way that a warm and contained therapeutic space is available for safe EMDR delivery
  • highlight how best to deliver the sensory bilateral stimulation which is central to EMDR work
  • discuss the latest guidance being provided by a number of international EMDR bodies across UK, USA and Australia

Learning objectives:

  • Define emerging best practice in the delivery of EMDR online
  • Demonstrate appropriate technology and environment to ensure safe and effective client experience of EMDR online
  • Review considerations and approaches to creating a safe therapeutic container for online EMDR
  • Outline distinctive considerations for remote EMDR, including case conceptualisation, session focus and structure

About the speakers

Mark Brayne is a British psychotherapist, and former journalist. After a first career as a foreign correspondent, he qualified in psychotherapy and has specialised in working with trauma since 2002. In the 1990s Brayne retrained as a psychotherapist and in 2000 graduated with a Master of Arts degree in transpersonal counselling and psychotherapy at the CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy) in London. In 2002, Brayne set up the BBC’s project for Journalism and Trauma, and in the same year concurrently became Director Europe for the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma.

He is an accredited Consultant in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). From 2005-2008 Brayne served on the Board of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and from 2014 to 2015, he served on the Board of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Brayne now works as an EMDR Consultant in London and Sheringham, Norfolk.

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, RMT travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich began her human services career as a civilian humanitarian aid worker in post-war Bosnia from 2000-2003. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulnessapproach to expressive arts therapy and co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga. She delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). In collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger she also wrote: EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (Springer Publishing Company, November 2017). Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019.

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