The EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP)

Presented by Elan Shapiro, PsyD

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 · 9:00am to 5:15pm

Note: Training only offered at the conference site in Natick, MA

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Individual EMDR treatment in emergency and disaster situations is often not available to meet the need or preferable.

The accessibility of EMDR therapy in emergency and disaster situations is often limited by the shortage of trained clinicians immediately available when relatively large numbers of trauma victims are involved. This workshop presents a new practical group application of the EMDR R-TEP, the G-TEP (Group Traumatic Episode Protocol) –with its worksheet format for simplified utilization in emergency situations.

The G-TEP will be taught with power point presentation, video illustrations and practices. The EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP have shown beneficial results in controlled studies.

Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and comprehend key features, procedures and concepts of the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply the G-TEP in their clinical practice
  3. Evaluate the significance of the G-TEP and Early EMDR Intervention


    • 8:00am Registration
      9:00 Introduction to G-TEP; Why?; The Challenge of group EMDR; Applying R-TEP for groups; Setup; Worksheet structure overview; the 6+2 STEPS; Practice A procedures with worksheet: STEP 1
      10:30 Break
      10:45 Practice A procedures with worksheet (continued); STEPS 2-6; Research
      12:15pm Lunch
      1:30 Practice B role-play in groups of 3 or 4
      3:00 Break
      3:15 Continued
      4:00 Summary
      5:15 Conclusion

Elan SElanhapiro, PsyD is a Psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of experience working in a community psychological service in upper Nazareth. Originally specializing in Adlerian psychology he came to EMDR in 1989 after attending one of the first trainings Francine Shapiro ever gave. In 1994 he became an EMDR Institute Facilitator and was among the founding members of EMDR Europe. He is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and past Secretary of the EMDR Europe Association. Recipient of the Servan-Schreiber award, from the University of Lorraine, Metz, Nov. 2012 & also the Servan-Schreiber award for contribution to EMDR at the EMDR Europe Association Conference, The Hague, June 2016.



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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 · 9:00am to 5:15pm

The Verve, Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick
1360 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760

Sponsored by EMDR Advanced Training & Distance Learning 7 credits: EMDRIA, APA, NBCC approved masters level (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC)

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