Tapping Strengths: Group EMDR During the Dual Pandemic

Webinar

1 CE Hour Approved by NBCC

“Tapping Strengths: Group EMDR During the Dual Pandemic”

Laura Schmuldt, PhD, LMHCA
Melissa Brennan
Reyna Smith, LPCC-S
Samrina Qureshi

Location

Online

Presentation Date/Time

Ongoing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an empirically supported treatment for trauma. When large scale tragedy occurs, Group EMDR may help clients process disturbing events. Participants will learn how Group EMDR has been utilized to help address the isolation and anxiety felt by many clients throughout the challenges of the “dual pandemic” and will be offered the opportunity to engage in a live Group EMDR activity.

Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the rationale of EMDR, including bilateral stimulation and the Adaptive Information Processing model
  • Participants will learn the process of Group EMDR, including the desensitization of disturbing memories and the installation of the client’s strengths and resources
  • Participants will engage in a modified Group EMDR activity followed by discussion and processing of the activity

About the Speakers

Laura Schmuldt, PhD, LMHCA

Speaker Bio

Dr. Laura M. Schmuldt is an Associate Professor in the School of Counseling at the University of the Cumberlands. She regularly provides trauma counseling, including individual and group EMDR, at a recovery hospital and in private practice.

Melissa Brennan

Speaker Bio

Melissa Brennan is a professional school counselor in Texas and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands. Her research involves gender identity among children and adolescents.

Reyna Smith, LPCC-S

Speaker Bio

Reyna Smith, LPCC-S is a private practice owner and doctoral student, passionate about multiculturalism, diversity, and advocating for social justice within the counseling field. With a background in college counseling, her current research is related to developing effective mental health supports to African American college students attending predominantly white institutions.

Samrina Qureshi

Speaker Bio

Samrina Qureshi lives in Texas and is a pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling at the University of the Cumberlands. Her interests include mental health and well-being among Muslim Americans.

Presenter Contact

If you any questions, please contact Robin Lee.

TLPCA Contact

If you any questions, please contact Robin Lee.