Using the EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide Survivors and Victims of Other Violent Crimes

This training is suitable for all levels of EMDR practitioner, however, participants must have at least Part I EMDR Training. 

Application has been made to the EMDR International Association for EMDRIA CECs.

Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW
6 CECs

Friday, March 27, 2020
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library, Rm 026 – use 500 Main St entrance

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Homicide is a stark reality in the United States and claims over 17,300 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.

Participants will explore the effective use of the Recent Event Protocol 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 seminar will also address the use of EMDR for desensitization when use of the full 8-phase protocol may not be possible.

The day will include a case study of successful treatment, including a demonstration via role-play of a simple visual tool to help in the assessment and treatment of the client. In addition, Mr. deGraffenried will demonstrate three innovative affect management tools that can be effectively used with survivors.

This seminar will include lecture 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 also be used to bring “the voice of the survivor” into the training.

This seminar will enable you to:

  • identify and describe the three crisis issues related to homicide and other violent crimes
  • define the Recent Event Protocol/EMD and employ them in the assessment and treatment of trauma related to homicide and other crimes of violence
  • demonstrate an understanding of the visual tool in the assessment and treatment of homicide trauma/crimes of violence and
  • practice using it in the training and learn how to use it in their EMDR practice
  • apply five or more specific EMDR techniques to work successfully with survivors of violence in community mental health settings
  • experience and describe three additional affect management tools: Heart Math, Healing Light Visualization and the Stop Sign
  • understand the appropriate use of Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three in the use of the Recent Event Protocol

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