CEU Course Details


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EMDR and Addiction: Essential skills beyond basic training EMDR HAP-Live in Person Course

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Research has shown that EMDR may be utilized to assist with recovery from chemical and process addictions. The challenges with this population can be daunting, and for many years EMDR therapists were encouraged to wait to do any trauma work until the client had months of recovery due to fear of relapse.  This perspective has been found to be untenable in that the unprocessed memories often fuel relapse, demonstrating the need for concurrent treatment of addiction and trauma.  Relapse is generally a process that begins weeks or months before the first slip, and multiple forms of resourcing can be utilized to address this issue.  Addiction clients often have great difficulty tolerating or modulating affect, or even difficulty naming an emotion or relating the experience of the emotion.  Alexithymia and affect phobia are significant challenges in the addiction treatment field.  With current EMDR protocols, the EMDR therapist can address these issues and help the client work through addiction and trauma issues, putting them on firm footing to maintain recovery.  In this workshop we will identify the origins of addiction from the AIP perspective and challenges specific to addiction clients; learn and practice creating a treatment plan from the AIP perspective for addiction clients; identify several resourcing options to prepare addiction clients for reprocessing, specifically addressing alexithymia, affect phobia, and difficulty with self-regulation; identify at least three protocols for use with chemical and/or process addictions; and determine when to use a specific protocol with an addiction client


About the Presenter

Julie is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified EMDR Therapist in Tucson, Arizona. She is in private practice and specializes in complex trauma, addiction, and working with first responders. She is an EMDR Trainer and frequently receives very high marks for her presentation skills. She is an international and national speaker on advanced uses of EMDR, including EMDR and Complex Trauma, EMDR and Addiction, Preventing PTSD through Early EMDR Interventions, and EMDR with First Responders. Julie provides consultation for EMDR therapists seeking case consultation and certification in EMDR therapy, along with consultation for completion of basic training. Julie is a volunteer and co-coordinator for the Arizona Trauma Recovery Network, providing pro bono early EMDR training and clinical intervention in communities facing disaster and crisis. Along with a colleague, Julie founded the EMDR Center of Tucson, LLC, to provide advanced EMDR training in Southern Arizona.


This course is appropriate for advanced mental health clinicians that have completed EMDR Basic Training


As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Conceptualize addiction from the AIP Model
  • Identify at least three protocols uses specifically with addictions
  • Identify and practice unique resourcing options to prepare addiction clients for reprocessing

Please do not purchase this course on this website.  For more information or to register for this course please go to http://www.emdrhap.org/content/online-trainings/


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This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:

  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, 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. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 2-2023
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 1556
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
  • New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

This course is Interactive .

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