EMDR Mini Training Clip: What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

This is a clip from an EMDR Mini Training for Mental Health Professionals from an EMDRIA approved training provider. EMDR is used in treating trauma.

The Basics of EMDR Therapy will focus on the foundational elements involved in Francine Shapiro’s 8-Phase Protocol: history taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation.

Beginning with a symptom-focused approach to case conceptualization and treatment planning, special attention will be given to attachment organization, the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality, bilateral stimulation, and the 3-Pronged Approach to target sequencing of traumatic memories and current and/or future triggers.

The objective of this presentation is to give participants a basic theoretical and methodological understanding of how EMDR Therapy benefits clients from a variety of attachment orientations and trauma histories.


Kara Nossardi, M.A., LMFT is the Director of Training and Founder of EMDR Education and Training Center (EETC), an Approved Consultant and Practicum Supervisor at Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute (Sonoma PTI), as well as a founding Practicum Facilitator for the EMDR Center of Southern California (ECSC).

Kara has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2014 and currently practices in Temecula, California, where she specializes in using attachment-focused EMDR Therapy in the treatment of complex Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression, and anxiety.

Kara is an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, Approved Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Kara’s skill and passion in providing EMDR training and consultation is accentuated by her previous career as a college-level academician.

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