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Global Summit Conference - EMDR Early Intervention and Crisis Response: Current Practices, Research Findings, Global Needs and Future Directions

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Global Summit Conference - EMDR Early Intervention and Crisis Response: Current Practices, Research Findings, Global Needs and Future Directions


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The Need

All over the world, traumatizing events and conditions (war, domestic terrorism, criminal violence, natural disasters, poverty, diseases, accidents and more) are extensive and ongoing. Massive unmet needs for trauma relief exist. EMDR-based Early Intervention (EMDR-EI) protocols allow much larger numbers of traumatized people to receive effective services. Therefore EMDR-EI offers an exciting opportunity to meet these needs, both among well-resourced and disadvantaged populations.

EMDR Therapy has, over the past 25 years, established itself as a top-level treatment for PTSD— in a clinical setting. However, EMDR methods are increasingly being applied as part of early interventions following traumatic events, by individual practitioners and by organizational services. Whether it’s individual clinicians or agencies treating their clients, or big projects serving groups of people in humanitarian settings, EMDR-EI offers the potential for large-scale trauma relief. To realize that potential requires greater articulation and understanding of EMDR-based methods among EMDR practitioners and other stakeholders, increased collaboration among professional leaders and researchers, and skillful adaptations to local realities.

The Purpose

This conference will be a first-ever global teaching-learning event to present leading EMDR-EI methods, research and implementation practices. Presenters at the conference are pioneers in the realm of EMDR-EI and will speak to the needs of individual EMDR practitioners, humanitarian aid workers, and researchers. Participants will be informed about

(i) cutting edge developments in individual and group protocols
(ii) results from a wide range of organized intervention services and projects
(iii) special interventions for first responders

This teaching-learning event will also offer optional special EMDR-EI training opportunities for EMDR professionals, given by two innovators in the field, Dr. Elan Shapiro and Dr. Nacho Jarero.

The conference will also hear first-hand experiences concerning ground-breaking task sharing, with allied professional and non-specialist involvement, especially in under-resourced regions. As a means to scale up the novel resources offered by EMDR-EI, simplified protocols and the safe engagement of allied professionals and non-specialists will be discussed. Moderated panel presentations will highlight and integrate new findings into guidelines for day-to-day practices in high- and low- to middle-income countries.

Overall, this conference is designed to increase awareness, improve clinical skills, promote research, and to foster collaborative development of effective EMDR-EI. This conference also serves as a call to action to bring the benefits of EMDR-EI to a much greater number of people everywhere.


Attendance options include on-site, via livestream, or via delayed viewing of the recorded conference.

Conference Outcome Goals

  1. Develop clinician EMDR-EI specialty skills
  2. Build EMDR-EI response capacity: clinicians, agencies, communities, and global regions
  3. Advance EMDR-EI research and intervention strategies
  4. Encourage the integration of EMDR-EI in mental health initiatives worldwide
  5. Facilitate collaboration and policy development among EMDR stakeholders

Conference proceeds will support research and efforts to help bring EMDR EI trauma care services ‘to scale’ at a global level


For detailed information, click below:


Program At a Glance:

Day 1: Friday, 20 April 2018

Theme of the Day: EMDR Early Intervention for Individuals – Following Dr. Francine Shapiro’s urgent call to make EMDR’s benefits available to a world in need, empirical evidence of Early Intervention’s effectiveness and appropriateness will be presented.  The importance, comparative advantage and unique components of EMDR Early Intervention will be introduced, with a focus on single practitioner interventions with traumatized individuals. Key features of the EMDR R-TEP, EMDR PRECI and some other innovative protocols will be presented. Proper self-care for therapists will be emphasized. Then, echoing the call to action to alleviate the global trauma burden, several unorthodox approaches to scaling up will be considered, setting the stage for Day 2.

Welcome and Overview for On-site Participants (On-site logistics and opportunities) – 8:45- 9:00

Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Welcome and Conference Overview – Mark Nickerson 10′
  • Call to Action – Francine Shapiro (message from) 10′
  • Articulating EMDR Early Intervention within EMDR communities and Beyond – Udi Oren 20′
  • Early Psychological Intervention Following Trauma (EPI): Current Status, Issues and the Case for Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) – Elan Shapiro 30′
  • Research on EMDR-EI: Current Status – Louise Maxfield 30′


Review and Q&A 10′

  • The EMDR Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents (EMDR PRECI) – Nacho Jarero 60′

Review and Q&A 10′

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:30

  • SIG  meeting- Developing EMDR EI specialty skills (individuals and agencies) 50′
  • SIG meeting- Bringing EMDR EI “to scale” globally (program models, strategies and collaboration) 50′

Afternoon Session: 1:30 – 5:15 PM

  • The EMDR Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (EMDR R-TEP) – Elan Shapiro 60′
  • Emergency Response Protocol (ERP)– Gary Quinn 20′
  • Research Recommendations – Louise Maxfield 30′



Review and Q&A – Udi Oren, Louise Maxfield 15′

  • Implementing EMDR Early Intervention (Individual and Agency Practice Possibilities)- Panel and Participant Discussion 30′ Reg Morrow Robinson, Beverlee Laidlaw Chasse, Udi Oren, Louise Maxfield
  • Self-care for Mental Health Providers – Marilyn Luber 15′
  • Global Needs and Opportunities for EMDR– Rolf Carriere 30′

Review and Q&A – Udi Oren, Louise Maxfield  10′

Reception: 5:15 – 6:00 PM

Evening Program: 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Presentations of additional cutting-edge EMDR EI intervention protocols

  • Treating survivors of homicide victims – Don DeGraffenried 20′
  • Self Treatment in Case of Extreme Stress (STIS) – Isabelle Meignant 20′
  • The Flash Technique – Phil Manfield 20′


Day 2: Saturday, 21 April 2018

Theme of the Day: Scaling Up – EMDR EI Community Trauma Response Services and Group Treatments – The day’s technical intervention focus will be on the IGTP and G-TEP group treatment protocols and their various application in different settings throughout the world. A focus will be on building regional EMDR EI crisis response service capacities and will offer an array of service delivery models including agency EMDR EI services, TRNs, and other collaborations of fee-based and volunteer EMDR colleagues. Presenters will integrate the lessons from successful primary health care delivery and new efforts in scaling up trauma care and mental health. Risks and benefits will be considered and minimum safety conditions defined. The high cost of violence and the need for effective intervention services to reduce its impact will be highlighted. Improved community preparedness to respond to sporadic, unexpected local violence in the USA will be presented.

Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Overview of the Day– Mark Nickerson 5′
  • Reaching All with Health Interventions: Lessons from Global Primary Care – Jon Rohde 30′
  • Capacity Building Projects Using EI and LII: International Experiences – Derek Farrell 30′
  • Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Programs – Carol Martin 15′


Review and Q&A 15′

  • EMDR Group-Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) – Elan Shapiro 30′
  • EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (IGTP) – Nacho Jarero 30′

Review and Q&A 20′

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:30

SIG Group- Participating in research projects 50′

Afternoon Session: 1:30 – 5:15 PM

  • Trauma, Cycles of Violence, and Prevention – Nigel Roberts 30′
  • Community-based EMDR EI Services- Comprehensive Agency Response to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport Bombing – Emre Konuk 20′
  • Challenges for EMDR Early Interventions: Lessons from India and Nepal – Sushma Mehrotra 20′

Review and Q&A – Rolf Carriere, Derek Farrell, Marilyn Luber 10′


Regional Community Response Networks

  • Trauma Response Networks – Don Degraffenried 15′
  • US-based Community Response Networks: Overview – Reg Morrow Robinson 15′
  • Orlando, FL: Response to the 2016 Pulse Nightclub Shootings – Reg Morrow Robinson 10′
  • Newtown, CT: Service to therapists and first responders after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting – Karen Alter-Reid 10′
  • Arizona – AZTRN: Preventing PTSD and creating resilience– Beverlee Laidlaw Chasse 10′
  • Charlottesville, VA: EMDR EI response to the 2017 Car Attack in  – Terry Becker-Fritz 10′
  • Boston: TRN and EMDR-EI Lessons with an Eye Towards Social Change – Rebecca Rosenblum 10′
  • EMDR Early Intervention Models in Crisis and Trauma– Michael Bowers 15′

Review and Q&A 25′

Special Interest Group Meetings – 5:30 – 6:30 PM

SIG- Building EMDR EI community response capacity (linking clinicians, agencies, and volunteers)

Day 3: Sunday, 22 April 2018

Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Theme of the Day: Partnering With and Providing Services to Allied Professionals – Building on earlier presentations, Day 3 explores contributions by, collaboration with, and services to allied professionals. Peacebuilding can benefit from EI for traumatized military, negotiating, mediation and humanitarian personnel. Likewise, first responders, with their distinct culture, benefit from EMDR-based service and support with early intervention tools for crisis intervention and peer support. Medical personnel worldwide, properly trained and supported, could help overcome the shortage of professional therapists. The day will conclude with a commentary on the scope of the conference presentations and discussions, reports from special interest committee meetings and creating a vision for the future of EMDR Early Intervention. The day ends with a training in ERP and ISP.

  • Overview of the Day– Mark Nickerson 5′
  • Peacebuilding and Trauma: The Role of Mediators, Negotiators and Medical Personnel – Louisa Chan-Boegli 25′
  • Midwife-delivered Low-Intensity EMDR-based Procedures for Postpartum PTSD and Pathological Fear of Childbirth – Paul Miller 20′
  • Taking Low Intensity Intervention to the Field – Stephanie Smith 20′

Review and Q&A 15′


  • Understanding the First Responder Culture – Roger M. Solomon 25′
  • EMDR Early Intervention Strategies for Military and Veteran-related Events – E.C. Hurley 20′
  • Reaching the Very First Responder with EMDR: Early Intervention with Emergency Dispatchers – Jim Marshall 15
  • EMDR-based services for Vermont State Police – Sonny Provetto 15′

Review and Q&A 20

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:30

  • SIG meeting- Partnering with and serving first responders

Afternoon Session: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

  • Partnering with and Serving First Responders: Collaboration Models and Intervention Services– Sara Gilman 15′
  • Meeting the Post-Intervention Needs of First Responders: Reports from First Responder Leaders – Panel: Richard Kamin, MD; Col. Dan Stebbins,  Tom Veivia;  Lieut. Theodore Stanek 25′
  • Partnering with and Serving First Responders: Collaboration Models and Intervention Services– Robbie Adler-Tapia 15′
  • Special Interest Groups– Reports from five SIGs on their meetings during conference and findings 35′
  • Summation: Conference Review, Meeting Reports, Future Directions – Meeting reporters- Panel commentary: Rolf Carriere Derek Farrell, Marilyn Luber, Louise Maxfield, Mark Nickerson, Udi Oren 30′


Have a front row seat at the conference! Register below for one or more days of the video recorded conference. 18 credits for full conference program awarded on a day by day basis: EMDRIA, NASW, NBCC approved masters level (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC).

Your registration buys access to the program for a three month viewing period. You can view the program at any time during that period, as many times as you wish, with options to extend the viewing period.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Viewing of this program is for registered participants only! No video recordings of the presentation are permitted. No distribution of the video program or program’s downloadable materials is allowed without the expressed written permission of EMDR Advanced Training, LLC.


30% off for participants from economically eligible countries/regions. The list of eligible countries was determined based upon guidelines used for similar events to reflect economic realities:

  • Eligible countries (Category A): Eastern Europe, South America, Latin (Central) America including Mexico, Asian and African countries not listed in Category B
  • Ineligible countries (Category B): USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore

20% off for:

  • EMDR EI HAP, TRN or other EMDR trained community crisis volunteers
  • EMDRIA Regional Coordinators
  • Non-profit employed clinicians (30+ hours/week)
  • Group of regional EMDR colleagues (Four members or more from a region must register for this discount. Discount intended to encourage collaborative discussions among colleagues)


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