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EMDR Basic Training (Part 1) | William M. Zangwill, Ph.D.
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Presented by William M. Zangwill, Ph.D.

10/1/2015 to 11/5/2015
When: 10/1/2015
Where: New York City, New York 
United States
Presenter: William Zangwill, Ph.D.
Contact: William Zangwill

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Training Overview

(Approved for 18.25 hours of CE credits by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work for NY State LCSWs and LMSWs)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is, perhaps, the most exciting psychotherapeutic development in the past twenty years.  Research has repeatedly shown its effectiveness in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and led to EMDR being recommended for treatment of PTSD by agencies in this country and abroad.  In addition, many clinicians have found EMDR to be effective with a variety of other psychological problems and issues.

This first part of the basic EMDR training will begin Thursday evening Oct. 1, (5:30 – 9) and continue all day Fri., Oct. 2, Sat. Oct. 3 (9:00  - 5:30), with follow-up Thurs. Nov. 5, from 5:45 – 7:15 pm.  Participants (who must be licensed mental health professionals or in a program leading to licensure) will learn about:

  • The history of EMDR
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the current research
  • The eight phase treatment model needed to effectively implement  EMDR
  • How to select which clients are appropriate for EMDR and which are not
  • How to weave EMDR into one’s existing therapeutic practice

This is an experiential workshop combining lecture, demonstration, and practice.  Participants will spend approximately 35%  of their time in small groups experiencing EMDR as a client and implementing it as a clinician.  By the end of this first part, clinicians should be able to implement EMDR with many, but not all, of their clients.  After some experience using EMDR, the second part of the training and ten hours of group consultation (needed to complete the basic training in EMDR) deepens the participant’s EMDR skills, teaches effective ways of implementing EMDR with more difficult clients, and offers opportunities to expand the use of EMDR into a wide variety of clinical areas.

About the Presenter

WILLIAM M. ZANGWILL, Ph.D. is a highly regarded EMDR trainer, who worked extensively with Dr. Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR. For almost twenty years, he has trained therapists in EMDR and other methodologies in this country and abroad. He has written extensively on EMDR and presented at national conferences. He also specializes in combining EMDR and Meditation, in using EMDR with Schema Therapy, and in using EMDR with couples.  He practices in New York where he specializes in the treatment of PTSD and of sexual, marital and family problems. Years ago he worked as a galley boy for Zim Israeli shipping lines.

William M.  Zangwill, Ph.D., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0113.

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