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Special Session 1: Time to Freshen up: A Review of the EMDR Standard Protocol

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New to EMDR therapy? Feeling a little rusty after all of these years? Guilty of a little “EMDR drift?” Come along to this 8 phase refresher of Dr. Francine Shapiro’s Standard Protocol for EMDR therapy and be reminded of the basic fundamentals. Fidelity studies show adherence to the Standard Protocol is key to EMDR success. This presentation will provide a brief review of how AIP Theory and the 3 prongs of past, present, and future guide case conceptualization. A more detailed review of the 8 phases will be the focus for the seminar. Whether you serve children, adolescents, adults, various populations and/or presenting problems, you’ll want to adhere to the Standard Protocol while letting your work unfold naturally according to your own therapeutic and clinical style. This seminar will address the balance of being yourself while maintaining overall fidelity in the work.

  1. Participants will be able to briefly explain the main concepts of AIP Theory and how this theory guides EMDR therapy.
  2. Participants will be able to correctly identify and describe the general goals of all 8 phases of the Standard Protocol.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss the importance of addressing all three prongs of past, present, and future as they pertain to case conceptualization and administration of EMDR therapy.


  • Sharon Rollins, MS, LPC-S, NCC

    Sharon directs Waco Family Medicine Counseling where she provides EMDR therapy to underserved populations. She completed Dr. Shapiro’s 2000 EMDR basic training, Certification (2002), and Approved Consultant (2004). She trains with Rick Levinson and teaches EMDR therapy at Baylor University. She served EMDRIA as Heart of Texas Regional Coordinator and Standards & Training Committee volunteer. She served two EMDRIA Board terms (2007-2010, President 2009, 2018-2020). As Co-chair (2019)/Chair (2020) of the Virtual Training and Therapy Task Force, she helped develop Virtual EMDR Therapy Guidelines and Virtual Training Standards. She was awarded Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDRIA in 2015.

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September 13, 2022
Tue 10:00 AM CDT

Duration 6H 0M

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