Introduction to Working with EMDR
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Introduction to Working with EMDR

EMDR is psychotherapy treatment used with clients who have experienced traumatic events. This workshop explores how EMDR is used on a practical basis.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.   EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.   This workshop explores the origin and theoretical basis behind EMDR, in particular focusing on the ‘information processing’ operating in the brain.

We will focus on the 8 stage protocol; introduce various aids and resources, as well as using client case studies to demonstrate how EMDR is used on a practical basis.  A DVD will also be used in the workshop to aid the learning process.    Information on further training for EMDR will be covered in the workshop should you wish to become an EMDR practitioner.

This workshop is facilitated by Val Adlparvar and Ericka Johanson


Ericka Johanson

A BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer, Ericka has been a therapist working for a number of years in addictions and has considerable experience of working with anger management.  She is currently working in the NHS in the Primary Care Mental Health team as a Locality Coordinator leading a team of therapists and carries a case load working with a diverse client group.  She is an EMDR accredited Europe Consultant and practitioner as well as a qualified CBT Therapist.

Ericka has a Master’s degree in Counselling from Durham University, Pg Dip in CBT from Newcastle University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education


Please note, our training room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs.     If you have any special requirements, or if you need to advise us of anything before booking or attending the training, then please contact us.


Jesmond Therapy Centre, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
7 Holly Avenue West, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 2AR United Kingdom
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0191 281 2167

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