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NERC - Gus Murray - Introduction to EMDR therapy (01/09/18)

Presenter: Gus Murray

Event Details
Ardboyne Hotel, Navan
Registration: 9:30 Start:10:00 - 17:00

North East Regional Committe

Present a Workshop: Introduction to EMDR therapy


Presenter Bio: Gus Murray M.Sc. (Psych.), M.HRD, is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant with 20 years’ experience in the use of EMDR therapy. He is a highly experienced Counselling and Psychotherapy trainer having been Programme Director and Lead Trainer at the Cork Institute of Technology for over 25 years. Gus was the recipient of the Carl Berkeley memorial award (2017) from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession. He is coordinating the development of EMDR Therapy in the Republic of Ireland and represents the Republic of Ireland on the boards of EMDR UK and Ireland and EMDR Europe. He has been a frequent presenter at EMDR conferences and training events throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.Gus has over 25 years’ experience as a mental health clinician and trainer.



Workshop Outline: Introduction: EMDR Therapy is the among the most widely disseminated and researched trauma treatment systems in the world with 20,000 practitioners in Europe alone. As of 2013, EMDR is promoted as a therapy of choice by the World Health Organization (WHO) for children, adolescents, and adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This workshop aims to provide participants with an initial introduction to the principles and practices of EMDR Therapy.
Learning Outcomes:
Participants will learn:
i. How traumatic and other disturbing experiences are encoded in the brain and in the body and how they intrude on current functioning.
ii. Why “talk therapy” alone is limited in its capacity to access and resolve these memories.
iii. How EMDR therapy can facilitate the effective processing of traumatic or disturbing life experiences to an adaptive resolution.
Workshop content:
The workshop will include
1. Illustrated presentations of relevant material
2. Video demonstrations
3. Discussion and questions


Training Level: All Levels.


CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop.

Workshop Limited to 40 places.



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