All webinars will be held on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm AEST
(7am-10am in Western Australia, 11am-2pm in New Zealand)
The webinars are free of charge for EMDRAA members, but members must register using the links below
There is a limit of 100 places available for each webinar
“Haunted: EMDR Therapy for First Responders and Public Safety Professionals”
Presented by Robbie Adler-Tapia
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First responders or Protective Service Workers who respond to manmade and natural disasters experience daily career exposure to acute stress and trauma. By working in professional positions in law enforcement, fire sciences, emergency medical services, search and rescue, 911 operators and dispatchers, emergency room staff (including doctors and nurses), child welfare workers, and even psychotherapists, these individuals experience direct or secondary trauma from the work environment. The work of caring for the emotional and physical needs of others takes its toll on those in the trenches. In these inimitable circumstances, the exposure can lead to direct traumas and/or vicarious trauma for the professional in a first responder role.
Case conceptualization is considered through the lens of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP). The reader will learn how to develop a comprehensive treatment plan with methods for advanced resourcing skills and treating professional traumas specific to first responders. Psychotherapy requires a dance between ongoing encounters with trauma in the line of duty while considering complicated forensic issues. Personal and professional trauma arises out of the mission of first responders whose role it is to protect and serve the public.
This webinar will focus on clinical skills for providing emergency mental health services to first responders while adhering to the EMDR therapy phases in the treatment of those professionals who are exposed to trauma in the line of duty.
Dr. Adler-Tapia works with First Responders and Public Safety Professionals in a variety of ways:
|27 October||“Friend and Foe in Equal Measure: Utilising EMDR in the Treatment of Eating Disorders”
Presented by Pam Virdi
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The aim of the presentation is to help participants understand:
Pam Virdi is an accredited EMDR Consultant, Integrative Psychotherapist, Lecturer and Supervisor who now works full time in private practice with adults, couples and young people. She specialises in the treatment of eating disorders but also has extensive experience of working successfully with a broad range of other clinical difficulties including complex trauma and PTSD. She is an accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and EMDR Europe. She started her career in mental health 36 years ago when she completed her core training as a psychiatric nurse. The last 24 years of her career in the National Health Service (UK) were spent working as a specialist psychotherapist and trainer in an Eating Disorder Service in Birmingham. As a lecturer, she has experience of developing, co-ordinating and delivering programmes of study up to Masters level and ran a year-long Eating Disorder Pathway (part of a BSc Mental Health Studies degree) at Birmingham City University. This scheme of study ran successfully for 8 years and made a valuable national contribution in training professionals of all disciplines to work in this highly specialist and challenging area of work. She has served as a member on the Editorial Board of the European Eating Disorder Review Journal (1998 – 2008) and has set up and chaired national special interest groups for eating disorders both generally and EMDR specific. She has experience of working with the media to promote a better understanding of eating disorders and has given newspaper and radio interviews and regularly presents at national and international conferences. She is associate editor for a book called Trauma-Informed Approaches To Eating Disorders which is due to be published in August 2018 by Springer Publishers.