Skip to main content

Session 111: Treating Gender Dysphoria with EMDR Therapy

Thank you

Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people sometimes experience gender dysphoria in addition to co-occurring issues like PTSD, depression, etc. While EMDR therapy treats these comorbidities and has been adapted to help people with diverse experiences and identities, there is no EMDR protocol for conceptualizing and treating gender dysphoria among TGD people. This training seeks to fill that gap. By completing this training, participants will be able to conceptualize gender dysphoria through an adaptive information processing (AIP) lens and implement a model of EMDR therapy for reducing gender dysphoria (GD) in TGD persons.

  1. Participants will be able to describe multiple theories for conceptualizing gender dysphoria and its treatment from an AIP perspective.
  2. Participants will be able to Implement an EMDR model for reducing gender dysphoria in transgender and nonbinary persons.
  3. Participants will be able to define gender dysphoria from clinical and systemic lenses.


  • Michael Kuffel, LCPC

    Michael Kuffel is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in downtown Boise, ID. They identify as genderqueer and use they/them/theirs pronouns. Michael is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and Approved Consultant. They currently work in private practice and are pursuing a PhD in counselor education at Oregon State University, with a special interest in working with sexual and gender minorities. Michael is available for therapy and consultation at

* Chat Tab: The Chat tab is for general comments between all Attendees. There is no direct Chat  option between individual attendees. Please be sure to review the Virtual Conference Code of Conduct before participating.

* Speaker Q&A Tab: There will be time set aside for Q&A near the end of the presentation. Please enter your questions in the Speaker Q&A tab. The speaker will be on live video for the last few minutes of the session to answer the questions that have been posted. Please note that we have a large number of attendees for this conference, so it may not be possible for all questions to be answered by the Speaker by the time the session ends. Thank you for your understanding!  

* Viewing the Presentation: If the Chat and Q&A tab are distracting to you as you watch the presentation, you may click the maximize screen icon in the bottom right of the video screen. 

* Conference Sessions: Conference sessions open 30 minutes before the presentation start time. Feel free to begin introducing yourself to other attendees in the Chat tab. During this time, you’ll see announcements for the day scroll on the screen.

* Continued Access & Recorded Sessions: If you are not able to attend the live streaming of a session, the session recordings will be added back to the presentation pages within 2 to 3 business days of the live streaming of the session. You will have access to all sessions until December 30, 2022.

PRIVACY POLICY: Content within this Virtual Conference may contain client session video and audio recordings for educational purposes. To protect the rights and privacy of the clients featured, attendees are strictly prohibited from recording or broadcasting audio or video of any part of the sessions from the EMDRIA Conference. No person shall transfer or cause to be transferred any sounds or video recorded on any device. Not respecting this agreement could result in being removed from the Conference.

In order to obtain your CE’s after you’ve completed watching your session, you’ll need to follow these steps. Please note that these links WILL NOT work unless you've already watched the corresponding presentation in its entirety. 

Once these steps are completed, the system will automatically generate a Certificate of Completion that you can download. In case you miss downloading it at that time, you will also receive an email notification with a link to download your certificate. 

** You can complete these steps at any time after watching the presentation; they do not have to be completed right away.
September 10, 2022
Sat 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

This live web event has ended.

For Technical Support
(888) 705-6002
+1 (858) 201-4136*
*for callers residing outside of the United States