Filling the Gaps: What Got Missed in EMDR Basic Training

July 13, 2024

Abstract
What is learned in EMDR basic training and how that is applied in practice depends on a number of factors, the foremost of which are:

  1. Training organization, faculty and materials
  2. Learner's foundational learning, skills and capacities
  3. Environmental factors such as fellow training participants and practice setting.

Inevitably, critical concepts and strategies are misunderstood, not applied and quickly forgotten, or missed altogether. Nuances of basic concepts that apply to working with complex trauma and dissociative disorders are not addressed by most EMDR basic training programs. This workshop aims to identify common gaps in foundational learning, understanding, and practice of EMDR therapy that are reflected in the literature and reported by EMDR practitioners. Several areas will be addressed in more detail by the developers of the ISSTD EMDR Therapy Basic Training. Recommendations for bolstering one's foundational competencies will be offered.

Potential to Distress: No

Target Audience

Intermediate

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three common mistakes in post-training practice of standard EMDR therapy
  • Discuss three prevalent learning gaps related to EMDR therapy and treatment of posttraumatic issues, as represented in the literature
  • Describe how the discussed learning and practice gaps may impact the safety and effectiveness of EMDR therapy in treating complex trauma and dissociation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 continuing education credits.
  • 1.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
04/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2050
Event starts: 
07/13/2024 - 2:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/13/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Rating: 
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Jennifer Madere, LPC-S, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant & Trainer
Jennifer Madere is a LPC-Supervisor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant/Approved Trainer in private practice. She is a founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas. She has accompanied child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing and recovery in psychotherapy since 2003.

Jennifer has a passion for supervising graduate and post-graduate clinicians and consults and offers training and consultation related to treatment of complex trauma, pathological dissociation, and EMDR therapy. Jennifer is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), co-chair of the ISSTD EMDR Therapy Training Committee, and co-teaches the EMDR therapy training offered by ISSTD. Jennifer also trains fellow clinicians in the ethical integration of faith and spirituality in clinical practice.

In addition to numerous professional presentations in local, national, and international conferences, Jennifer is the published author of several scholarly works on the topics of consultation and screening, assessment, and differential diagnosis for dissociative disorders. She is the primary author for an article focused on best practices in consultation for EMDR advanced designation published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in 2020 and served on a working committee within the EMDR Council of Scholars focused on assessing the teaching and learning of EMDR therapy worldwide from 2021-2023.

Since 2015, Jennifer has collaborated with D. Michael Coy, LICSW, and Paul Dell, PhD to update the interpretive manual and associated documents for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) and make the MID documents and training accessible to clinicians and researchers world-wide. Michael and Jennifer regularly offer training and consultation to support practitioners in learning to interpret and apply the MID in clinical practice.

D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant & Trainer
D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, (he/they) is a 2006 graduate of The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago and currently maintains a private practice in Bremerton, Washington, USA.

Michael is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and has served EMDRIA in a number of different volunteer capacities over the years. He has presented on EMDR therapy and dissociation for EMDRIA, ISSTD, and independently, and serves as lead trainer for ISSTD’s EMDR therapy basic training, which he helped develop. He co-authored the MID Interpretive Manual, 2nd through 4th Editions, and has updated and managed both the MID Analysis and MID website since 2016. Michael has taught and consulted for hundreds of clinicians, both in the US and internationally, on using the MID for diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment.

Michael was co-author of both an article on screening for dissociation in EMDR therapy that appeared in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in 2022 and a book chapter on diagnostic instruments for dissociation published in Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders: Past, Present, Future (2nd Edition) in 2022. He is sole author of a chapter on the Autohypnotic Model of Dissociation, which will be part of a forthcoming book on childhood dissociation Michael is currently co-authoring a book on EMDR and dissociation with his frequent collaborator Jennifer Madere. Michael also developed the Introject Decathexis (Id) Protocol, a powerful integrative approach to help unbind perpetrator-identifying states.

Michael was elected to ISSTD’s Board of Directors in 2017, served as Treasurer from 2018 to 2023, and was elected President-Elect for 2024. He was named a Fellow of ISSTD in 2019 and has been honored with a number of awards from the Society, including the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions to the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders in 2022.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 continuing education credits.
  • 1.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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