THEME OF THE DAY: EMDR Early Intervention for Individuals

Following Dr. Francine Shapiro’s urgent call to make EMDR’s benefits available to a world in need, empirical evidence of Early Intervention’s effectiveness and appropriateness will be presented. The importance, comparative advantage and unique
components of EMDR Early Intervention will be introduced, with a focus on single practitioner interventions with traumatized
individuals. Key features of the EMDR R-TEP, EMDR PRECI and some other innovative protocols will be presented. Proper self-care for therapists will be emphasized. Then, echoing the call to action to alleviate the global trauma burden, several unorthodox approaches to scaling up will be considered, setting the stage for Day 2.