Treatment of Attachment Traumas and Dissociation in Clients of All Ages: Case Conceptualization with EMDR) Therapy

International EMDR trainer, author and EMDR with children expert Dr. Robbie Adler-Tapia presents her EMDR specialty workshop on trauma and dissociation with clients of all ages, with particular emphasis on child welfare issues. Open to non-EMDR trained clinicians and morning session for non-clinicians.

EMDR with Adolescents

The mechanics of the EMDR processing phase are the same as when working with an adult, unless the adolescent is developmentally delayed.

EMDR with Four to Seven Year Old Children

EMDR with young children who may not know what “therapy” is and/or may not know why they’ve been brought to see a therapist.

EMDR with Eight-Twelve Year Old Children

Children process much faster than adults or older teens but it can be more difficult to assess affect tolerance for emotional regulation.
It is harder to gauge affect tolerance, because they don’t always show emotions the way an adult does.

EMDR with Infants and Toddlers

It is interesting how many adults assume that infants and toddlers are not affected by adverse events in their lives because they cannot explain in words what happened to them.

Theraplay ® and EMDR

Trauma is a disorder of regulation. Children who have been traumatized cannot modulate their arousal, overreacting to stimuli and challenged at self-calming.


Participate in Iowa’s growing EMDR community through EMDR Iowa Regional trainings and activities.

Trauma, EMDR Therapy, & Addictions

Treating addictions and compulsions with EMDR Therapy is more than just mastering a series of scripted protocols…

I SEE YOU, I FEEL YOU, I KNOW YOU: An EMDR Attachment Focused Model to Heal the Parent the Child and Strengthen their Bond

This workshop is for child, adult and family therapists working on healing intergenerational trauma.

Applications of mindful resonance to EMDR

When there are no words: Reprocessing early childhood trauma and neglect held in implicit memory.

Acute, Chronic and Complex PTSD: Exploring Their Neuroendocrinology and Relationship to Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EMDR Therapy

Virtual Workshop

Register for EMDR Iowa Quarterly Training July 11, 2015

Register for Saturday April 11, 2015 EMDR Iowa presentation EMDR & Panic Disorders DVD and Discussion, a Regional Training and Meeting. EMDRIA credits and CEU’s available.

The Feeling State Addictions Protocol

Substance and behavioral addictions such as gambling compulsions, sex addictions, and smoking have been notoriously resistant to treatment. The Feeling-State Theory (FST) of Addiction presents a new understanding of the etiology of addiction. FST hypothesizes that addictions are caused by a fixation of a positive feeling event. Afterwards, whenever the person wants to feel that feel-good feeling, the link with that particular behavior is triggered.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Molly Kinser Douglas, LMHC, ATR

My recent trauma-sensitive yoga group results for women and adolescent showed improvement of body awareness (pre-post results, Bessel van der Kolk’s Body Awareness Scale). Participants also noticed being relaxed, more present, and in tune with their body.

Distance Training DVDs by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.

The Ben Franklin Institue provides Continuing Education for mental and behavioral health specialists, listing 4 EMDR distance learning courses in their catalog at

EMDR in the Treatment of Acute and Complex Trauma DVD Course

In this highly practical, skill building DVD workshop from a live presentation, Nancy Newport, LPC, gives an overview of assessment for and treatment of Acute Trauma of all kinds and Tracy Ryan Kidd, LCSW, covers how to use EMDR within the three stages of trauma work.

Enhancing Empathy in the Practice of EMDR Distance Course

Using guided imagery exercises, participants will be able to identify with new clients presenting for and experiencing EMDR treatment. and evaluate one’s own capacity for empathy within the therapeutic context and apply it to their own EMDR practice.