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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Broadcast Date: February 29, 2012
Course Code: A0


Deborah Conway, PhD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychologist

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine

James Donnelly, MA

Licensed Psychologist

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine



Program Description:

EMDR is a new and rapidly expanding form of therapy that has several advantages over traditional talk therapy. First, it integrates somatic, cognitive, and emotional elements and tends to move clients beyond the endless repetition of their story, enabling them to achieve quicker results. Second, it decreases issues of dependency on the therapist and issues of transference by emphasizing that healing comes from the clients own "instinct to heal,” not the therapist’s wisdom. Finally, it reduces the feeling of shame some clients feel in talking about their experience since EMDR does not require that the client tell the therapist the specific issue he/she is working on. While this workshop will not train you to be an EMDR therapist it will expose you to the exciting possibilities of EMDR. If you are already a certified EMDR therapist this workshop will introduce you to ways that EMDR can be integrated into your practice regardless of your specialty.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the basic components of EMDR.

  • Explain what kinds of problems and what types of clients are suitable for treatment with EMDR.

  • Describe the concept of dysfunction ally stored information and how this concept explains a number of therapeutic issues and problems.

  • Provide several different explanations of how EMDR achieves its results.

  • Describe how EMDR can be used to supplement different therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, ego state work, and mindfulness based therapy.

  • Explain some ways the basic EMDR protocol can be modified for specific populations and issues such as addictions, eating disorders, chronic depression, anger management, and shame issues.

Target Audience:

All clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees, as well as interested family members and consumers

Continuing Education Credits:              

ACT 48 – 2.0

CADC – 2.0


CPRP – 2.0

NBCC – 2.0

PCHA – 2.0


Psychologist – 2.0

SW – 2.0

CEU – 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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