Presenter: Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW
TR/HAP Program & Community Development Director
Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
4851 South Apopka Vineland Road
Bldg C, 2nd floor, The Attic
Orlando, FL 32819
Homicide is a stark reality in the United States and claims over 16,500 victims a year. The EMDR Recent Event Protocol is a key tool used in the treatment of victims/survivors and offers a structured and effective way for clients to desensitize and recover from the trauma of the murder of a loved one.
The effective use of the Recent Event Protocol will be explored, as it pertains to homicide victims and victims of other violent crimes. This will include a review of the protocol, engagement of the client, assessment and effective use of a time-limited model of treatment. This workshop will also address the use of EMD, for desensitization, when use of the full 8 phase protocol may not be possible.
A case study of successful treatment will be presented, including the demonstration via role-play of a simple visual tool to help in the assessment and treatment of the client. In addition, three innovative affect management tools that are effective with survivors will be demonstrated.
This workshop will also include a PowerPoint presentation and numerous, brief clinical examples of the successful use of EMDR Recent Event Protocol with homicide survivors and other victims of violence. An audiotape of an interview with a homicide survivor who has been treated with EMDR will be used to bring “the voice of the survivor” into the training.
Suitable for all levels of EMDR practitioner.
About the Presenter
Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW is a Senior Trainer with Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. He specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is passionate advocate for expanding EMDR into agency and community mental health settings. In addition, he maintains a private practice specializing in trauma treatment and consultation/supervision to EMDR practitioners. deGraffenried is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and an Approved Facilitator for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program and the EMDR Institute. deGraffenried was invited to present papers at the EMDR International Association Annual Conferences in 2002 (San Diego), 2005 (Seattle), 2007 (Dallas), 2008 (Phoenix) and 2009 (Atlanta) and 2010 (Minneapolis). In 2006 he was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the EMDR International Association. He is the author of four articles on home-based family interventions with multi problem families. In April of 2007 his article “EMDR and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: A Case Study of Trauma Treatment in The Home” was published by the EMDR International Association Newsletter. This article describes the home based use of EMDR with a victim of domestic violence, using a strength based, solution oriented and brief treatment model. deGraffenried resides in Hamden, Ct., in close proximity to the legendary Sleeping Giant State Park and he is an avid motorcycle rider.
1. Participants will be able to identify and describe the three (3) crucial crisis issues related to homicide and other violent crimes.
2. Participants will be able to define the Recent Event Protocol and employ it in the assessment and treatment of trauma related to homicide and other crimes of violence
3. Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the visual tool in the assessment and treatment of homicide trauma/crimes of violence, practice using it in the training and use it in their EMDR practice.
Please visit www.emdrhap.org to register for this workshop