Introduction to EMDR Therapy



Introduction to EMDR Therapy

Monday, May 13th, 2024

1:00pm to 4:00pm ET


Presenter: Viviana Urdaneta, LCSW 

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This course provides an introductory understanding of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as an evidence-based psychotherapy approach designed to help individuals overcome the impact of traumatic experiences and other distressing life events. The course will describe the origins of EMDR therapy, what it is, and how it works to reprocess past disturbing events, current triggers, and prepare for future situations. This course, will discuss the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) as a theoretical model that explains EMDR therapy treatment effects, directs the therapeutic process, and predicts outcomes. Additionally, this course will provide a general overview of the eight phases of EMDR including a brief description of goals and procedures. Finally, this course will explore possible applications of EMDR therapy with different populations, settings, and considerations for treatment.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe introductory concepts of EMDR therapy including how it can support the reprocessing of past traumas, current triggers, and possible disturbing situations
2. Identify the clinical implications of the Adaptive Information Processing Model which explains the theoretical basis of EMDR therapy 
3. List the methodological procedure for EMDR therapy as described by its eight phases
4. Describe possible applications of EMDR therapy and considerations for treatment

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Viviana Urdaneta, LCSW, is an EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant. She is an immigrant from Colombia who practices as a psychotherapist in both English and Spanish for more than 13 years.  She works in her private practice and at the EMDR International Association as Chief of Clinical Affairs. Viviana has worked with survivors of trauma, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault including children, adolescents, and adults. Viviana has worked in mental health agencies, shelters, and in a university student health center utilizing trauma informed approaches and EMDR therapy. Viviana is committed to increasing awareness around the challenges, strengths, and opportunities of working with diverse populations and their intersection of identities.


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May 13th, 2024 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00