EMDR North East Region Workshop “EMDR with every Client” with Gus Murray
Sat, October 17, 2020
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
EMDR North East Region is presenting a One Day ONLINE Autumn workshop via the Zoom Platform; this event will introduce the participants to Gus Murray. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers towards the end of this workshop, with regular comfort breaks throughout the day.
Further information from Gus on the workshop:
“EMDR with every Client” – The use of EMDR as a comprehensive system of Psychotherapy.
Abstract: The effectiveness of EMDR therapy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD is now well established and is supported by numerous randomised control studies. Additionally, a growing body of research is demonstrating the effectiveness of EMDR therapy for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions and populations e.g. anxiety disorders – phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; depression; grief and loss; somatic problems – migraines, chronic pain, eating disorders etc.; performance anxiety; addictions; attachment disorders; personality disorders etc. etc. Similarly, a growing body of clinical and research evidence supports the application of EMDR therapy across the full spectrum of low, moderate and high functioning clients. Notwithstanding these developments, feedback from clinicians and consultants would suggest that the full potential of the clinical application of EMDR therapy is still compromised in terms of the scope of its application to a full range of clinical conditions. Many clinicians also seem to experience difficulty and or reluctance regarding their use of EMDR therapy with more complex and disordered clients. It would appear also that many clinicians stop short of embracing EMDR as a comprehensive system of Psychotherapy and instead introduce EMDR as an element within their existing approach. This workshop aims to address these issues and will provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to guide the effective integration of EMDR into their clinical practice
Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn:
1. A comprehensive approach to case formulation, treatment planning and target identification in EMDR Therapy.
2. A comprehensive approach to contracting and developing a working alliance in EMDR Therapy.
3. An expanded appreciation of the role of positive resource networks and their use in EMDR therapy.
4. To address the challenge of maintaining client regulation while accessing and processing traumatic memories in EMDR therapy.
5. To explore the use of EMDR therapy along a continuum from low, moderate to high functioning clients.
6. To explore the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of a range of clinical conditions and populations.
Workshop content: The workshop will include:
1. Illustrated presentations of relevant material
3. Experiential application
4. Discussion and questions
Information on the Presenter:
Gus Murray is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the use of EMDR therapy.
He is a highly experienced Counselling and Psychotherapy trainer having been Programme Director and Lead Trainer at the Cork Institute of Technology for over 25 years.
He is an Integrative Psychotherapist accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has also completed basic and advanced level training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and is an accredited SE practitioner. Additionally, he has completed basic and advanced level training in Internal Family Systems (Ego State) therapy and has extensive experience in the teaching and practice of Ego State therapy.
Gus was the recipient of the Carl Berkeley memorial award (2017) from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the counselling and psychotherapy profession
Gus is coordinating the development of EMDR Therapy in the Republic of Ireland and represents the Republic of Ireland on the boards of EMDR UK and Ireland and EMDR Europe. He has presented at EMDR conferences and events throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.