Clinical Perspectives on Conducting EMDR Therapy Remotely

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500

Description

The global COVID-19 crisis has thrust mental health therapists into a new reality of needing to provide services via telehealth and other remote platforms. While this can be challenging for any therapy, especially since training in this area of service has traditionally been scarce, there are special challenges for EMDR therapists. In this course Dr. Jamie Marich (author and founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness) speaks to Mark Brayne from the U.K. about his clinical experiences offering EMDR therapy virtually. Mark is seasoned at offering EMDR via telehealth and remote platforms, and has a wealth of clinical insight to share on adapting EMDR therapy. A former BBC journalist whose service in that realm exposed him to humanitarian needs in times of crisis, Mark’s global perspective is invaluable. Mark also offers a clinical demonstration of remote EMDR therapy with Jamie offering an issue from her present life. In the final module, an interview with Paul Miller, MD, a practitioner, researcher, and member of the EMDR Council of Scholars offers his experience with online EMDR therapy and highlights some main considerations related to EMDR therapy’s mechanisms of action. Implications for case conceptualization are discussed in both the Brayne and Miller interviews.

The views expressed in the course content do NOT reflect those of any EMDR therapy organizations (e.g., EMDRIA, EMDR UK-Ireland, EMDR Europe) although we will be discussing and commenting on the newly released EMDRIA guidelines on telehealth and EMDR.

This course and CEs are being offered for free, although if you would like to make a donation to support the work of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness in offering free content at this time, you may do so at: https://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com/emdr-and-telehealth-with-jamie-and-mark.html


Objectives

After this course participants will be able to...

  1. summarize the general recommendations of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) regarding the delivery of EMDR therapy via telehealth platforms
  2. apply/implement a basic yet high-quality technology set-up in one’s office/therapeutic space for the delivery of EMDR therapy via a telehealth platform
  3. classify the advantages and disadvantages of working with each form of bilateral stimulation online and to make appropriate decisions for implementation based on the individual client
  4. differentiate between dual attention stimulus (DAS) and bilateral stimulation (BLS) and discuss the importance of both in EMDR therapy
  5. determine best course of clinical action for addressing situations in delivering EMDR therapy online that may prove challenging for clinicians (e.g., managing abreaction and dissociation; addressing suicidal ideation, internet failure)
Jamie Marich
Jamie Marich
ICM Founder & Director

About the instructor

Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, which was released with Springer Publishing in 2017. Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019.  North Atlantic Books is publishing a second and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, due for release in the Summer of 2020. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017.  In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award for her using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health.

jamie@jamiemarich.com

This course meets the requirements for 3 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, 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. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2020 – 03/16/2021.

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306


CE Information:

You will have 30 days from the time you first access the course to complete the requirements and download your CE certificate. Please make sure to download your CE Certificate when prompted for your records. You will not be able to access the certificate after the 30 days.

This is a hybrid, self-paced distance learning course, comprised of reading material and video content. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evauluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates.

This course was first published April 2020. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com