HAUNTED | EMDR for First Responders and Professionals in the Trenches
Presented by: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD
July 17, 2016 | Prescott, AZ
This workshop will focus on basic and advanced EMDR skills, while adhering to the standard protocol, in the treatment of first responders exposed to trauma in the line of duty. The practice of caring for the emotional and physical needs of professionals, exposed to life and death situations and the most difficult of human suffering, takes its toll on those in the trenches. In these inimitable circumstances, the exposure can lead to direct trauma and/or vicarious trauma for the professional. By working in law enforcement, fire sciences, emergency services, as well as 911 operators, emergency room staff (including doctors and nurses), child welfare workers, and even psychotherapists, these professionals experience direct or secondary trauma from their work environment. Case conceptualization will be presented through the lens of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) adhering to the EMDR 8 phase protocol. Participants will learn how to develop a comprehensive treatment plan with methods for Resource Development Installation (RDI) and Cognitive Interweaves specific to first responders. This interactive workshop includes videos, and didactic material, to deepen participants’ understanding of how to implement EMDR and enhance their skills in working with first responders.
This is an advanced seminar for clinicians with FULL completion of EMDRIA-approved BasicTraining (required).
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Robbie Adler-Tapia
Dr Adler-Tapia is a licensed psychologist who was previously a firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT). Currently Dr Adler-Tapia is an Employee Assistance Provider for law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders. She is the Mental Health Consultant for PISTLE (Post Incident Stress and Trauma in Law Enforcement). She also works with children and families with trauma, attachment, adoption, and child welfare issues. Dr Adler- Tapia serves as an expert witness in the Juvenile and Family Courts. As a national and international speaker, she has presented for the National Fallen Firefighters’ Foundation. AZ Women in Policing, PISTLE, EMDRIA conferences, The ISST-D Conference, and the Rady Chadwick International Child and Family Maltreatment Conference. In a volunteer capacity, she hosts a group for officers involved in shootings.
7 CEs approved by EMDRIA for clinical and EMDRIA credits
Cancellation and Grievences
Registration fees, less a $25 per day processing fee, are refundable if requested a minimum of 30 days prior to event. Grievances must be submitted to Tetreault Advanced Seminars in writing. All grievances will be responded to within 14 days from date of submission.
200 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
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It is recommended that a room be reserved through a hotel-finding service (such as Travelocity), due to high season rates. The Springhill Suites is located within walking distance of the Courthouse Square, but the rates reflect the location.
This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact us at 928.771.9422 if special accommodation is required.