EMDR Phase 2.5: 

Imperatives for Teaching Distress Tolerance and Enhancing Preparation


Presented by Dr. Jamie Marich


Sunday, November 15, 2020
12:00pm-3:00pm ET


Join us for this free webinar hosted via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87614060981, on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:00pm Eastern Time. Webinar is open to the first 100 people to join. 

If full, please join us for the livestream on the Institute for Creative Mindfulness's Facebook Page, by clicking HERE

In 2019, Dr. Jamie Marich (in collaboration with several ICM team members) introduced a new term called EMDR Phase 2.5 to enhance discussion in the EMDR community about how to best transition from EMDR Phase 2 (Preparation) to the reprocessing phases (3-6). Jamie emphasizes the importance of teaching a wide variety of skills to widen affective window of tolerance in Phase 2 to prepare clients for the level of affect that they may encounter in the reprocessing phases. EMDR Phase 2.5 involves two major components: (a) doing one Calm Safe Place exercise or any technique promoted by a trainer as being “all you need” is never sufficient for Phase 2, especially in working with complex trauma and dissociation, and (b) having intense affect come up in Phase 2 can actually be a gift to the process overall, offering a chance for people to practice distress tolerance that is imperative for fully embracing the reprocessing phases. Join Dr. Jamie for this complementary three hour webinar based on the content of her popular 2019 article, and have a chance to pick her brain about how you can navigate through difficulties in resourcing and preparing clients. Dr. Jamie is known for her both/and approach to clinical puzzles that can be particularly useful when your worksheets and formulas seem to fail you and your clients. 

Open to all levels of EMDR clinicians, with a chance for Q & A. The content of this webinar debut is free to access although it will be made available for continuing education credits (for a fee) at a later date. 

Read the original article here: https://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com/icm-blog-redefine-therapy/emdr-therapy-phase-25-honoring-a-wider-context-for-enhanced-preparation-by-jamie-marich-phd-lpcc-s-licdc-cs-reat-ryt-200

About the Instructor

ICM Founder & Director

Jamie Marich

Dr. Jamie Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (with Dr. Stephen Dansiger; Springer Publishing, 2018) and five other books on trauma recovery and the expressive arts. Dr. Jamie's journey with EMDR began as a client in 2004 and she's offered EMDR as a clinician since 2006. An EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and Education Provider, Dr. Jamie was the EMDRIA Research Poster Award Winner in 2008 for her qualitative research on EMDR and addiction. Her doctoral dissertation on the use of EMDR in addiction continuing care was later published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, a major APA journal. In 2019, EMDRIA granted her the prestigious Advocacy in EMDR Award for using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance the cause of EMDR therapy and to reduce the stigma around mental health and addiction. Jamie travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Dr. Jamie formerly volunteered for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) as a logistics coordinator and a consultant. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice, holds the credential of Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (IEATA), and is a Reiki Master teacher. Dr. Jamie is also a Certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher (RYT-200) and has training in several other trauma-informed and recovery yoga approaches. Additionally, she developed the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga with Jessica Sowers. Dr. Jamie’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. She is the winner of the 2015 President's Award from NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies for her inclusive work in trauma and addiction. She also delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015, available on YouTube.