This training will provide an overview of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and discuss why this modality is useful when treating fire service members experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related symptoms. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of EMDR therapy, how it works and why it is an effective modality in treating trauma experienced by fire service members. This webinar is appropriate for fire service members, treatment providers, family members, spouses or anyone who is curious to learn more about EMDR.
This training will also include stories and video(s) from real-life fire scenes to facilitate learning and increase insight into how the fire service occupation may put members at risk for exposure to potentially traumatic events.
Estimated watch time: 1 hr 42 minutes
**Disclaimer: Participation in this webinar will not prepare treatment providers to utilize EMDR in their clinical work or implement aspects of EMDR into the treatment of clients. Treatment providers who are interested in becoming trained and certified in EMDR, should visit the EMDRIA website (www.EMDRIA.org) to find out more information about upcoming trainings.
Molly Jones, LSW is the Clinical Outreach Coordinator at the International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery. Ari Brooks, LCSW is the Mental Health Director at the Emergency Responders Health Center in Boise, ID and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma among first responders. Ari is an EMDR trained and certified clinician who has utilized EMDR when treating many of her first responder clients, as well as other trauma survivors.