“EMDR:NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF POST-PANDEMIC WORLD”
5th EMDR INDIA Conference
17-18th March 2023
EMDR India invites all the fellow EMDR practitioners to participate in the 5th EMDR India conference.
As EMDR grows and gathers momentum in the Asian continent, let us come together, connect and share our work so that we can be further empowered in!
Program Outline & Registrations
17th March 2023, 3pm-8pm IST
Title: EMDR and Group Psychotherapy by Dr. André Maurício Monteiro
18th March 2023, 3pm-8pm IST
EMDR:NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
Objectives of the Conference:
- Adapting EMDR to emerging needs
- Use of EMDR with diverse population
“EMDR: Navigating the challenges of post-pandemic world”
- EMDR and Grief
- EMDR and Addiction
- EMDR and shifting paradigm between real and virtual world
- EMDR in complex trauma and attachment
- EMDR in children with ongoing adversities
Day 1: 17th March 2023, Friday
- Workshop by Dr. André Maurício Monteiro 3pm-8pm IST
Day 2: 18th March 2023, Saturday
- 3pm- Welcome Keynote Address
- 3:30pm- Panel Discussion
- 4pm- Scientific session
- 6pm- Reflections & Concluding Remarks
Post Conference a feedback form will be shared.
Filling the feedback form is essential for receiving the soft copy of the Certificate.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The scientific committee of EMDR Virtual conference 2023, invites contributors to submit original research work from the field of EMDR Psychotherapy to be presented during the conference to be held on 17 and 18 March 2023.
The research work can be empirical study, case study, review article and so on.
The submission will be reviewed by the scientific committee and ethical guidelines will be strictly followed.
Zero tolerance for plagiarism, conflict of interest and consent issues among other ethical issues will be particularly looked into while reviewing the research work submitted for presentation.
An undertaking that the submitted work is original and has not been submitted elsewhere is required from the presenter/s.
Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, that includes title of presentation, presenter’s details including contact details and content that the presenter/s want to include.
Date of submission of abstract – 5th march 2023
Date of acceptance/rejection of presentation-10th march 2023
Contact details of presentation submission–
Dr. Mrinalini Purandare, email address: [email protected], [email protected]
Virtual Conference Workshop on EMDR and Group Psychotherapy
17 March 2023, Friday 3pm to 8pm IST
Dr. André Maurício Monteiro born and resident of Brazil, obtained Master`s (1997) and Doctorate degrees in Psychology (2001).
André took his EMDR basic training in 2000/1, becoming an EMDR Institute Trainer (2007), and an EMDR Institute Trainer of Trainers (2011). He is also an accredited EMDR-Europe Senior Trainer (2013), teaching basic and advanced trainings in EMDR in Portugal, where he started training in 2007. André is an EMDR Portugal Association honorary member. He is also an Alianza EMDR Latino-América y Caribe EMDR trainer of trainers since 2022. He is co-founder and 1st President of EMDR Brazilian Association (2009-2012). He trains EMDR basic training both on site and on-line. He has presented on the transgenerational transmission of trauma and resources (TTT) at EMDR conferences (EMDRIA, EMDR-Europe, EMDR IberoAmérica, EMDR Canada, EMDR Iberoamérica Argentina and EMDR Brazil), and taught workshops on TTT (Portuguese, English and Spanish) in Brazil, Portugal, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada, and the US; as well as workshops on the theory and psychotherapy of dissociative disorders, and EMDR group psychotherapy. He has recently presented on EMDR group psychotherapy both at EMDRIA and EMDR Canada (2022).
He is the founder of Space of the Mind www.espacodamente.com, a website with online courses on psychotherapy. He has edited and/ or participated in books on psychodrama, TTT, and EMDR in group psychotherapy in Portuguese, English and German.
Since its inception, the flexibility of EMDR has enabled the partnership between a more neurobiological stance with other therapeutic perspectives, such as psychodynamic, behavioral, relational and systemic. As therapists and researchers gain more experience, EMDR therapy has evolved to encompass not only traumatized clients, but also additional clienteles, expanding beyond what is typically acknowledged as PTSD-based psychopathologies. Some examples include personality disorders, chronic pain, OCD, addictions etc. The expansion has been, however, still restricted to individual 1:1 interventions.
Meanwhile, special group protocols were developed, but are mostly restricted to single events, such as post-catastrophe aid. Both Nacho Jarero and Elan Shapiro have become celebrated pioneers in this field, and their contributions to wide-scale use of EMDR is incommensurate. Though these group interventions have shown evidence-based effectiveness, they are usually restricted to a specific theme, and exchange of experiences among participants is limited.
The promising field of group-work EMDR calls for additional expansion and research. As a result of the pandemic, the demand for mental health services due to imposed isolation has increased drastically. Social restrictions, coupled with countless losses (freedom of movement, deaths of loved ones, jobs, social interactions, long Covid sequelae), have impacted the mourning process, as well as the preservation of cognitive, emotional and social skills. Particularly in highly populated countries, we lack the mental health providers to tend to the therapeutic needs of the collective. Though group psychotherapy has been practiced for many years, it has not yet been regarded as an adjunctive approach to EMDR.
- Address this intersection between EMDR and ongoing group psychotherapy
- Provide basic tools, so EMDR trained therapists consider including the practice of group interventions as an option to their clientele
- Amplify the therapeutic reach of their practices
- Provide mental health support to a larger number of clients, thus directly affecting the quality of lives of families and the community at large.
- Acquire new concepts, such as collective AIP, collective dual awareness, collective PC
- Identify appropriate client referrals for group work Acquire strategies for setting-up a psychotherapy group
- Describe and negotiate ingredients of a collective code of ethics Contrast individual and collective phases of the EMDR protocol
- Acknowledge the advantages of collective interweaves and when to use them Gain a more systemic perspective of clients
Workshop Content Outline
Individual and collective AIP
Setting up a group: Inclusion/ exclusion criteria, numeric composition, duration of sessions/ group
Agreed-upon collective code of ethics
Phases of the individual standard x group protocol Ice-breakers + reprocessing + integration
Action Based – EMDR (in-person groups) Sculpturing + movement – levels of activation e-GEMDR (on-line groups)
Issues: individually or collectively centered-reprocessing Group issues
Collective interweaves – aids in ice-breaking, reprocessing, integration
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Conference Registration details
|Registrations for Conference
(Mode of Payment:NEFT)
|Early Bird Registrations (05th March 2023)||Registrations (06th March 2023 onwards)|
|Life Members||INR 5000||INR 5500|
|Non-Members||INR 7000||INR 7500|
|Account Name||EMDR Association|
|Bank details||Axis bank ltd, Nariman point branch, Ground floor, G-1, Maker chambers IV, Nariman point, Mumbai 4000021, Maharashtra (MH), India|