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Session 311: BIPOC and Ally Approaches to Trauma-Focused Anti-Oppression Systemic Change


When Dr. Francine Shapiro created EMDR therapy as a person-centered, mindfulness-based, cognitive, behavioral, body-oriented, feminist, and interactive psychotherapy, incorporating elements of all the major psychological traditions, she paved the way for EMDR therapy to create trauma-focused systemic change. EMDR therapy as a trauma-focused, integrative, and integrated therapy is the catalyst for healing at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. This presentation will demonstrate that when there is full integration of anti-oppressive practice into EMDR therapy, an intentional use of EMDR therapy’s mindfulness, and the implementation of EMDR as a complete psychotherapy, then trauma-focused systemic change is possible. It will describe how to fuse anti-oppressive practice, critical race theory, and cultural humility into the application of EMDR therapy. It will identify how mindfulness and Buddhist psychology provide the bedrock for trauma-focused systemic change. It will analyze how to leverage the Eight Phase Protocol and AIP Model to treat oppression trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to analyze how to implement a trauma-focused, anti-oppressive approach to EMDR therapy through the integration of anti-oppressive practice, critical race theory, and cultural humility.
  2. Participants will be able to identify how adopting the concept of mindfulness as a way of life can be the catalyst of fostering trauma-focused systemic change.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the impact of oppression trauma including white privilege and systemic racism and identify a BIPOC and Ally approach to treating it through the Eight Phase Standard Protocol and AIP Model.

Topic: Diversity / Equity / Inclusion


CE Hours: 1.5


  • Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT

    Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT, is the creator and founder of the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), which utilizes Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy to create an agency’s primary clinical practice system. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist who provides EMDR Training and Advanced Topic workshops as Senior Faculty for The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is the co-author (with Jamie Marich) of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, and author of Clinical Dharma and Mindfulness for Anger Management. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he presents and teaches internationally.

  • Roshni Chabra, LMFT

    Roshni Chabra identifies as an Indian Dyke/Lesbian Intersectional Feminist Therapist Empath and is the Founder and President of the Lavender Healing Collective. She has worked in mental health for over 20 years and has served various populations including LGBTQ+ youth and adults, couples, families, probation, and foster youth, as well as folx with addiction and complex trauma. Roshni worked in the Rape Crisis Movement both locally and in San Francisco for five years providing direct services to survivors. Roshni is currently the COO of Start Again Associates and is an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and training facilitator.

September 17, 2022
Sat 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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