Webinar: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Demystified

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar June 29, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Course Availabe | CE Credits Available until June 28, 2022

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is the most widely disseminated and thoroughly researched method of psychotherapy to appear in recent times. It is recognized as an evidence-based method of treatment for PTSD by evaluating authorities including the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Veterans Administration/Department of Defense. Nonetheless, there are many misconceptions about what EMDR is, its theoretical base, and the nature of the supporting and critical research.

This presentation will describe and demonstrate aspects of EMDR, place it in a general theoretical context, and briefly summarize the current research. Participants will be presented with information to make informed choices about pursuing training, and which clients may be appropriate for EMDR treatment. Though this workshop will not prepare participants to use EMDR, clinical features of EMDR will be taught which may become immediately helpful in clinical practice for a wide variety of client concerns.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Howard Lipke

Howard Lipke, PhD

In 1990, while Dr. Howard Lipke was the director of an inpatient PTSD program at a VA medical center, he learned of EMDR, quickly received training from its originator, Francine Shapiro, and then began working with her to teach others. He has published and presented extensively on EMDR in scientific journals and at scientific/professional conferences. His work has included two books, EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration and Don’t I have the Right to Be Angry: The HEArt Program for Veterans and Others Who Want to Prevent Destructive Anger. Much of his other work on EMDR and other areas of psychology can be found at his website HowardLipke.com and in the column Trauma and World Literature, which he co-edits for the ISTSS newsletter StressPoints. Since retiring from the VA, Dr. Lipke has maintained a part time clinical and consulting practice.


Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Continuing education (1.5 hours) is available for a variety of boards through the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® for $25 per certificate. More information is available on the program information and board approvals list (PDF). Instructions for obtaining your certificate will be provided at the end of the webinar.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.