Summary: In this intermediate level training, attendees will learn about EMDR as an evidence-based treatment for trauma from a neurobiological approach, how it is used with various populations and issues, and what cases benefit from this modality. Through didactic and experiential methods, clinicians will explore why EMDR works and witness application with children and adults, viewing the EMDR protocol in practice and hearing sample cases.
- Verbalize what happens in the brain during EMDR treatment
- Identify which cases and populations are good candidates for EMDR treatment
- Incorporate types of bilateral stimulation in their own practice
Ofra Obejas, LCSW, RPT (Registered Play Therapist), has been providing therapy for children and their families since 2006. She has experience with a spectrum of behavior difficulties, from working with teenagers labeled “severely emotionally disturbed” to children who are bullied, acting out, or have difficulty self-regulating. With specialized training in trauma, she helps children and adults recover from physical and sexual abuse.
Nora Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in South Redondo Beach, Ca. She works with adolescents, adults, and couples. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, she integrates Attachment Focused EMDR with a variety of other therapeutic techniques to meet the specific needs of each individual client or couple.
Meetings are hosted by the Thelma McMillen Center
- 8:30 A.M. Registration and Breakfast
- 9:00 A.M. Welcome and Announcements
- 11:15 A.M. Informal Networking (for those who wish to remain until 12 P.M.)
2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.
- 12:00 P.M. Meeting Ends/Board Meeting
The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions.
Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: 56159
LBSB CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LEP’s & LPCC’s. LBSB CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Refund Policy: With a 24-hour written notice, a full refund will be provided. With less than 24 hours' notice, credit towards attendance at a future education program course will be provided. Target Audience: This educational program is planned for marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapy associates, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Jennifer Birner at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your need at least 8 days prior to the educational program. Awarding Course Completion Certifications: LB-SB CAMFT monitors attendance with sign-in and sign-out sheets and final course evaluations. Once the participate have signed out and provided course evaluations, course completion certificates will be provided. Grievances: The Program Administrator (PA) and Board of Directors (BOD) will handle complaints or grievances and conduct investigations to determine the appropriate resolutions. The BOD and PA will respond within 48 hours of receiving the complaint and will provide timely fall-up to the participant during the course of investigation and resolution.