Robin Shapiro

Robin Shapiro, LICSW, is known for her clear, accessible, and practical style in writing, teaching and clinical consultation. She edited and contributed to EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005) and EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance & More (2009) and wrote Trauma Treatments Handbook (2010), and Easy Ego State Interventions (2016). She loves her work: writing, presenting about ego states, EMDR topics, and suicide prevention, doing clinical consultation, and thirty-eight years of psychotherapy practice, especially around issues of trauma, anxiety, and attachment.

Online Workshop

January 22nd, 2021 @ 12pm - 3pm CST

Challenging times can be traumatizing, and can stir up old and chronic traumatic states. This webinar covers the identification and treatment of traumatic responses to current cultural distresses. We'll start with the COVID-19 pandemic, identifying the losses and anxieties that have come up for nearly anyone, and how to name them, be present with them, and move them through with EMDR and other techniques.

Then we cover politics, racism, homophobia, the environment, and the financial divide; ferreting out and helping heal traumatic experiences and emotions, no matter where people are by identities and politics. We cover coping with trauma and anxiety (mobilization), hopelessness (immobilization), and adding tools that sustain both clients and the therapists that treat them.


12:00-12:15pm Introductions and Group participation of what people have lost during the Pandemic
12:15-12:30pm Lecture on dealing with constant distress: anxiety and grief
12:30-1:00pm Lecture on dealing with constant distress: anxiety and grief
1:00-2:00pm Clearing Trauma tied to differences (includes identifying vagal states, appropriate processing targets, short break)
2:00-2:30pm How to talk with different kinds of people about what’s going on and identifying what trauma is current and what is old, being brought up now. How to treat each.
2:30-3:00pm Positive self-care for clients and therapists, including gratitude practice, visualizations, exercise, group support, time to identify emotions and heal them

This is a beginner level training and EMDR training is not required.

3 hours of EMDRIA Credits (#15007-43)
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Learning Objectives:

This workshop covers the identification and treatment of traumatic responses to current cultural distresses. This is a beginner level training and EMDR training not required.

  • Participants can identify trauma that is in response to current events.

  • Participants can use EMDR to clear the distressing emotions that arise in response to current events.

  • Participants can identify, validate, and use EMDR to clear trauma from past and current racist, homophobic, or religious discrimination.

Registration Deadline

January 22nd, 2021 @ 12:00 PM CST

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Here are some of the most common questions we get:

  • Will this online workshop be recorded?

    Yes. We will be recording this workshop and will provide participants access for up to two weeks following the event. However, you must attend live in order to be eligible for continuing education credits.

  • I'm in a different timezone. Is there delayed viewing?

    No. This event will be held in Central Standard Time. However, the workshop will be recorded and participants will have access to the recordings up to two weeks after the event.

  • Will you be sending handouts?

    All handouts for this online workshop will be available for download once you have completed registration.

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Cancellation Policy:

We will allow refunds up to 7 days prior to workshop minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will be non-refundable.

Please note that EMDR & Beyond, LLC, reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop for any reason, including weather, and training staff illness, or low registration.

Grievances Policy:

EMDR & Beyond, LLC, seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Bonnie Mikelson, or 515-225-7124. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.