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Learning Objectives

The key to being an ethical therapist is being willing to notice and apply ethics as a routine part of practice. This includes competently resolving dilemmas that come up. This course will engage the therapist in an ethical discussion to explore unique EMDR practice questions related to preparedness, hesitancy to process and emotional content.

  • Identify 2 important issues related to use of EMDR and Informed Consent

  • Identify 1 issue related to responsibility and Integrity in practice

  • Identify 1 Ethical Consideration in collaborative practice

  • Identify 1 Ethical Consideration in scope of practice and use of EMDR

  • Identify relationship between ethical and best practice

  • Identify 2 issues related to use of technology and EMDR

Curriculum

  • 2

    EMDR and Ethics

    • What does it mean to be an EMDR therapist?

    • Dilemma: Colleague Ethics

    • Activity: Choosing not to do EMDR

    • Ethical Decision-Making Ideas

    • Expectations

    • Informed Consent

    • Dilemma: Informed Consent

    • Credentials

    • Dilemma: Credentials

    • Activity: Sharing Expertise with Clients

    • Training Level Limitations

    • Dilemma: Competence

    • Activity: Self-Assessment

    • Diagnosis

    • Diagnosis (Continued)

    • Dilemma - What would you do?

    • Activity: Diagnoses: Best Practices with Your Client

    • Therapeutic Process

    • EMDR Elevator Pitch

    • Introduction to EMDR Therapy (video by EMDRIA)

    • Psycho Ed

    • Processing Continuum

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    • Activity: Assessing a Client's Treatment Needs

    • Therapeutic Process & Minors

    • Counselor Responsibility and Integrity

    • Ethical Dilemma

    • Collaboration

    • Best Practice Considerations

    • Activity: Teaching Self Use

    • Fear of Processing

    • Dilemma: Blocking Beliefs

    • Transference

    • Dilemma: Avoidance

    • Activity: Action Plan

    • EMDR & Technology

    • EMDRIA Telehealth Policy

    • Self Care

    • Bibliography

    • Consultation

  • 3

    Evaluation & Accreditation

    • Course Evaluation

    • Special Offer

    • Accreditation Information

Credits

Instructor

Director

Kenya Rocha

Kenya Rocha M.S., LMHC, NCC, ACS is an EMDR Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR Consulting Basic Trainer with expertise in couples and family therapy. Kenya is Director of Mosaic Family Counseling Inc., a well-known family and EMDR/trauma agency in the Des Moines area. Her systemic expertise and commitment to treating trauma with EMDR has allowed healing to occur for many individuals, couples, and families.