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Acorns n Bones Outreach Ministries Get Up, Be Raised Up, Grow!
Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., Rev., NCCA LCCC, ABCST 13741, DMin.; M.A., M.S., CIT, CPT, CSSBB, NCC, LPCS/C, LAC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate SC Licensed Professional Counselor (6810) Licensed Addiction Counselor (178) NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (13741)
Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., Rev., NCCA LCCC, ABCST 13741, DMin.; M.A., M.S., CIT, CPT, CSSBB, NCC, LPCS/C, LACLicensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate SCLicensed Professional Counselor (6810)Licensed Addiction Counselor (178)NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (13741)

EMD^, EMDr, EMDR Services...

Can EMDR therapy be done without a trained EMDR therapist?

EMDR therapy is a mental health intervention.  It should only be offered by properly trained and licensed mental health clinicians, such as Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., M.S., DMin., LPCS, LAC, NCCA LCCC ABCST.  EMDRIA does not condone or support indiscriminate uses of EMDR therapy such as "do-it-yourself" virtual therapy. 

 

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro to help people heal from trauma or adversities such as issues of abuse, bullying, domestic violence, grief/loss, attachment wounds, abandonment, PTSD, and many other complicated life issues. EMDR therapy is now validated as an evidence-based approach and included in SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

 

In addition, EMDR therapy has been validated by over 20 randomized controlled clinical trials (see www.emdrhap.org/emdr_info/researchandresources.php).

 

EMDR therapy integrates elements of many traditional psychological orientations and is based on the adaptive information processing model (AIP). The AIP model hypothesizes that there is an inherent information processing system in the brain that gets blocked when traumatic or adverse events occur, causing these events to get locked in the brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings and body sensations.

 

Whenever a reminder of the traumatic or adverse event comes up, those pictures, thoughts, feelings, and sensations can continue to be triggered. According to Dr. Shapiro, many emotional problems and disorders are manifestations of these unprocessed trauma memories that are stored in the brain. EMDR therapy works on helping the brain reprocess these traumatic memories, and as a result alleviating the emotional and psychological disorders. 

 

EMDR therapy has been used with children and adolescents with a wide variety of emotional and psychological problems including PTSD, anxiety, phobias, depression, attachment disorders etc. The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare has now accepted EMDR therapy as an evidence-based approach for children.

For more information on EMDR, visit EMDR InstituteEMDR International Association or EMDR-Humanitarian Assistance Programs

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