Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

EMDR Therapy Global Summit Conference

  • April 20, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • April 22, 2018
  • 4:30 PM
  • Livestream

RTEP, GTEP and PRECI are the

most researched protocols and widely taught

EMDR Intervention following exposure to trauma.

Global Summit Conference:

all times are indicated in PDT


April 19: 
EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP) Adapted for Ongoing Traumatic Stress and EMDR Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-PRECI)

Presented by Ignacio Jarero, PhD, EdD

9:00 am to 5:15 pm

Note: Training only offered at the conference site in Natick, MA

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April 20-22: 

EMDR Early Intervention and Crisis Response: Current Practices, Research Findings, Global Needs and Future Directions

Join us on-site in Natick, MA or via livestream/delayed viewing.

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Presented by Elan Shapiro, PsyD 
9:00 am to 5:15 pm both days

April 23: 
The EMDR Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (EMDR R-TEP) - A Comprehensive Approach for Early EMDR Intervention (EEI)

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April 24: The EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP)

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Note: Trainings only offered at the conference site in Natick, MA



Friday - Sunday
April 20-22. 2018

Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick Hotel
1360 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760


Ways to participate:

Options to participate via (i) on-site attendance, (ii) remote livestream, or (iii) edited video recording 

Conference proceeds will support GIST-T's efforts to bring EI services 'to scale' at a global level and to support related research


All over the world, traumatizing events and conditions (war, domestic terrorism, criminal violence, natural disasters, poverty, diseases, accidents and more) are extensive and ongoing. Massive unmet needs for trauma relief exist. EMDR-based Early Intervention (EMDR-EI) protocols allow much larger numbers of traumatized people to receive effective services. Therefore EMDR-EI offers an exciting opportunity to meet these needs, both among well-resourced and disadvantaged populations.

EMDR Therapy has, over the past 25 years, established itself as a top-level treatment for PTSD- in a clinical setting. However, EMDR methods are increasingly being applied as part of early interventions following traumatic events, by individual practitioners and by organizational services. Whether it's individual clinicians or agencies treating their clients, or big projects serving groups of people in humanitarian settings, EMDR-EI offers the potential for large-scale trauma relief. To realize that potential requires greater articulation and understanding of EMDR-based methods among EMDR practitioners and other stakeholders, increased collaboration among professional leaders and researchers, and skillful adaptations to local realities.


This conference will be a first-ever global teaching-learning event to present leading EMDR-EI methods, research and implementation practices. Presenters at the conference are pioneers in the realm of EMDR-EI and will speak to the needs of individual EMDR practitioners, humanitarian aid workers, and researchers. Participants will be informed about (i) cutting edge developments in individual and group protocols, (ii) results from a wide range of organized intervention services and projects, and (iii) special interventions for first responders. This teaching-learning event will also offer optional special EMDR-EI training opportunities for EMDR professionals, given by two innovators in the field, Dr. Elan Shapiro and Dr. Nacho Jarero and over 30 other presenters.

The conference will also hear first-hand experiences concerning ground-breaking task sharing, with allied professional and non-specialist involvement, especially in under-resourced regions. As a means to scale up the novel resources offered by EMDR-EI, simplified protocols and the safe engagement of allied professionals and non-specialists will be discussed. Moderated panel presentations will highlight and integrate new findings into guidelines for day-to-day practices in high- and low- to middle-income countries.

Overall, this conference is designed to increase awareness, improve clinical skills, promote research, and to foster collaborative development of effective EMDR-EI. This conference also serves as a call to action to bring the benefits of EMDR-EI to a much greater number of people everywhere.

Attendance options include on-site, via livestream, or via delayed viewing of the recorded conference.

This conference is for you if:

  • A clinician interested in EMDR-EI as a specialization
  • A manager wanting to establish EMDR- EI services within an agency
  • A clinician or organization who wants to treat first-responders and active duty military more effectively
  • A humanitarian or military leader interested in making EMDR-EI available in under-resourced regions of the world
  • An EMDR regional leader committed to building regional capacity for professional and/or volunteer EMDR-EI services
  • A researcher interested in designing and/or conducting EMDR-EI research
  • A private clinician or agency interested in assisting with research data collection for EMDR-EI
  • A humanitarian stakeholder, NGO representative, allied professional, or donor interested in learning about EMDR-based EI services for traumatic events

Conference Format:


Single track, everyone in the same room participation to build a shared knowledge base


Variety of learning formats, including panel presentations, moderated discussions, and 'in the moment' moderator commentary


Opportunities for special interest groups' discussions, and time for informal meetings with colleagues

Topic Highlights:

EMDR-EI as a recent innovation in trauma care
Empowering therapists with latest EI protocols, both for individual clients and groups

Strengthening capacities of EMDR community response networks

Exploring the EI potential for expanding services and achieving greater reach 
EMDR-EI research results and future directions


EMDRIA approved and professional Continuing Education Credits (CEs)

Conference proceeds will support GIST-T's efforts to bring EI services 'to scale' at a global level and to support related research

Discounted rates for EMDR EI volunteers, regional leaders, groups and more


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