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EMDR Refresher Day

Matthew Wesson

Wednesday, 13 March 2024


Have you completed your EMDR Accredited training but feel lost in amongst the numerous protocols taught on different workshops? Does your anxiety about EMDR mean you sometimes avoid using it with clients?  Are you concerned you might have drifted from the most effective and efficient ways of using this therapeutic approach?  Are you confused with the recommendations regarding EMDR and PTSD?  If you related to some or all of these questions, then you should find this full day workshop useful.  

The event will be equivalent to 5.1/2hrs of CPD.


The research that has led to EMDR Therapy being recommended by
various national and international bodies is nearly all based on the
effectiveness of the standard EMDR protocol. Therefore, this day will focus on revising the whole 8 phased approach.

Discussions and questions will be actively promoted throughout to make the day as practical as possible (although this is not a clinical supervision day). The strategies covered will be applicable to real-life clinical sessions. It will be delivered in Matthew’s friendly, clear, and empathic teaching approach that will make the learning fun, engaging, and interesting.

Learning Objectives

1. To be aware of the current evidence supporting EMDR therapy
2. Learning how to utilise the 8-phase standard protocol with fidelity and flexibility
3. Ways to manage and minimise therapeutic drift

Training Modalities

Didactic content, case discussions, demonstration roleplays, questions and answers. The day will be hosted online.

Key References

Health Education England & University College London (2021) A Competence Framework for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Mavranezouli I, Megnin-Viggars O, Daly C, Dias S, Welton N, Stockton S, et al. Psychological treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder in adults: a network meta-analysis. (2020) Psychol Med. 50(4):542–55. pmid:32063234

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2018) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). London: NICE.

Shapiro, F. (2017). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures (3rd ed.) New York, NY: Guilford Press.

About the presenter

Matthew Wesson is President of the EMDR Association UK and an EMDR Europe Senior Accredited Trainer and Consultant. He has been using EMDR therapy within his clinical work for over 20 years. He is also accredited with the BABCP with a particular interest in schema therapy. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals on EMDR and CBT, and has spoken at international events. With a military background to enrich his experience he now works as an independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer.

Who should attend

This workshop is suitable for EMDR therapists of all levels, from beginners to consultants. You must have completed an EMDR Europe Accredited Foundation/Standard Training.

Details coming soon

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