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EMDR Therapy: Protocol, theory and research

EMDR Therapy: Protocol, theory and research

In this webinar, Psychologist, and EMDR Consultant and Training Facilitator Liam Spicer will provide an overview of EMDR therapy, including all 8 phases of this complete and transdiagnostic psychotherapy approach. 

Liam will discuss the theory underlying EMDR therapy, the Adaptive Information Processing Model (Shapiro,1995), and how through application of this model EMDR can be applied with many different clinical presentations. Case examples will be included along with supporting literature demonstrating the benefit of addressing underlying causes of mental health challenges and using transdiagnostic psychotherapies with the clients we support.

Liam will provide an overview of the current status of EMDR research not only for PTSD and trauma, but also for other mental health challenges. It will highlight the increasing need for clinicians to be trained in trauma focused interventions and provide some guidance on further opportunities for training and skill development in this space.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the 8 phases of EMDR therapy and its application as a treatment for trauma and other clinical presentations 
  • To learn about what populations EMDR is being used with, and how the Adaptive Information Processing Model applies to working transdiagnostically with EMDR
  • To gain knowledge of the current evidence base for EMDR with not only trauma and PTSD, but also other clinical presentations including research on how EMDR is being applied with disasters and other levels of intervention.

This webinar is suitable for any mental health professional regardless of if they have been trained in EMDR or not. It can be a useful introduction for people not trained, and a refresher and update for those already trained and actively using EMDR.

 Please note: This webinar does not constitute training in EMDR as a therapy to be used with clients.  This session is an overview and summary of the approach. For training opportunities, please see the EMDRAA website for requirements and options.

About our presenter, Liam Spicer
Liam Spicer is a Psychologist, Academic and Researcher based in Tasmania. He is an EMDR Consultant and Training Facilitator, and works in private practice with children, adolescents, and adults. Liam is actively involved in both training and research in the areas of trauma, grief, suicide, alexithymia, neurodivergence, EMDR, and schema therapy. He has recently contributed to the International Handbook of Child and Adolescent Grief, and the ISST bulletin in addition to peer reviewed journal articles.

Liam’s current PHD at Curtin University, Perth is in the area of Prolonged Grief, and he has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of EMDR including at the EMDR Asia Conference, EMDRAA Conference, and other various national and local events. Liam is also scheduled to present at the International Schema Therapy Conference in Poland in 2024 on the topic of integrating EMDR and Schema Therapy with Autistic and ADHD clients through an affirming lens. Liam currently holds a position at the University of Tasmania teaching clinical psychology skills to students and has a passion for learning and teaching.

Webinar timing: 7:00 – 8:00 PM AEST

Access to the recording of this webinar: A recording of this webinar will be available through the CPD Webinar Library, but for the best experience and the opportunity to ask your questions, join us live. Everyone who registers will be advised via email as soon as the recording is available. Members have unlimited access to the recording, and non-members will have access for 6 months.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)
$0 - $30
1 CPD Points