Baird was proud to present the first EMDRIA workshop integrating EMDR Therapy and Sexual Health information (California, 2019), leading to new resources, references, and collaborations with other EMDR clinicians regarding sexual health. This updated workshop will add to previously shared basic and current sexual health information to help our EMDR clients continue to move towards empowered sexual health. Several collaborators will expand upon EMDR/Sexual Health special populations and concepts. Folks will help participants explore how sexuality and spirituality impact each other, often resulting in intertwined traumatic material, and how EMDR can assist clients in positively integrating sexuality and spirituality. Marchese will help participants consider how all gender relates to trauma and EMDR targets. Herman will touch upon EMDR concepts related to pregnancy loss for all genders. Mader will finish by sharing how aging can impact sexuality, and how EMDR Therapy can help mitigate the potential negative impacts of aging.
- Participants will able to describe basic sexual health rights and information and will develop expanded ideas on how past, present, and future EMDR targets, and phases 1-8, can link to sexual health, assessing for sexual health-related EMDR content.
- Participants will be able to identify the intersection of a client’s spiritual and sexual wounds within the AIP model and use the client’s unique spiritual lexicon and imagery before, during, and after EMDR processing (Jeanne Folks).
- Participants will be able to describe how gender (Michelle Marchese), pregnancy issues and loss (Sabrina Herman), and aging (Ashley Mader) can impact clients, and how EMDR Therapy can help mitigate any deleterious intersections/impacts.