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Some articles from the April 2018 GO-EMDRIAN newsletter are presented below.

R-TEP & G-TEP Training Coming to Orlando

April 27 & 28, 2018
13 CEU’s/13 EMDRIA Credits

By Marina Lombardo

A few years ago, I was sitting in my office, winding up at the end of a long day, when I got a call from an old client. She asked if I would see a close friend who had suddenly lost her husband. He had died several days prior, and she was spiraling downward, increasingly unable to function.

I made a decision to stay late and see her. Her story was long and complicated, but essentially what happened was that her young and vital husband, was admitted into the emergency room for what he thought was a stubborn headache. In three days, after a series of mishaps and miscommunications, he died. Understandably, she was shattered.

As a therapist, there is nothing worse than to look into the face of such tragedy and feel powerless. For that reason, I will always be grateful that I was trained in the Recent Events Protocol. Implementing this process allowed the client to leave my office that evening with a sense of containment and hope for healing as we moved forward. Every EMDR clinician needs to be trained in this protocol.

We in Orlando are excited to announce that this training will be held here on April 27 and 28th, 2018. Our very own Regina Morrow and Bill Brislin will be doing the training at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Windermere, FL.

Click here for more information and to register.

The workshop aims to teach clinicians who are trained in EMDR therapy, an early EMDR Intervention protocol developed by Elan Shapiro and Brurit Laub called Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) with its variation Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP). R-TEP gives importance to safety and containment and applies the 8 phases of EMDR protocol for early intervention of recent traumas. G-TEP is a simplified adaptation of the R-TEP and it is used with groups of adults, adolescents, and older children who have had recent traumatic experiences or life-changing events with on-going consequences that are not necessarily recent.

Global Summit for Early EMDR Intervention (EEI)

June 22 & 23, 2018
6-18 CEU’s and EMDRIA credits

by Cherilyn Rowland Petrie

Cherilyn Rowland Petri

Every community needs to be able to respond effectively to disaster, be it natural or man-made, to ease suffering and reduce the impact of trauma. But unfortunately many clinicians do not know what to do or how to intervene.

This conference will be bringing together the best minds in Early EMDR Interventions to present cutting edge research and share innovations in implementation of EEI in disaster situations.

This training is designed to increase your knowledge of EEI, your confidence in effectively treating survivors of local tragedies, and to help build our ability as a community to provide a strong local response to these events. We know that not everyone can join this training in Boston, but we are offering an opportunity to view it locally, bond with those who are responding locally to crisis events, and obtain CEU’s to further develop your skills and practice.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Global Summit Conference on EMDR Early Intervention and Crisis Response

Develop an expertise in EMDR Early Intervention and crisis response in your practice or agency

Participate from anywhere in the world!
On-site in Boston, via web-based livestream, or via delayed post conference video recordings

Help define EMDR EI and advance knowledge, skills, innovation and research

Learn from over 30 presenters from multiple countries

Meet and collaborate with colleagues at the forefront of EMDR EI

Help build EMDR EI regional response networks and intervention models in your area (fee based, volunteer, and agency service collaborations)

Support the integration of EMDR EI in mental health services and first response systems

Support (via conference proceeds) efforts to bring EMDR EI trauma care services to large scale integration in global mental health

Enjoy a lively educational format including group discussions and collective problem solving

Offer immediate and effective relief and recovery to those suffering in the wake of traumatic events

EMDR Therapist Progressions

by Marina Lombardo

The GOEMDRIAN community would like to acknowledge this progression of excellence by acknowledging those who have achieved EMDR milestones.

Reg Morrow Robinson, is now an EMDR Institute Trainer, in addition to already being an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer. Her first event is November 2 in Orlando.

Amy Wagner has volunteered to head the GOEMDRIAN’s Board’s Education Committee.

Marnie Davis is co-author of a new publication, Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders, due out in August. Please see the attached flyer in this newsletter for more information and to pre-order at a 20% discount.

To be included in EMDR Therapist Progressions, please be sure to let us know of your EMDR-related progress so that we can celebrate your success. Just email me at

A Call to Step Up

By Marina Lombardo

Marina Lombardo

One of the primary ways our thriving EMDR community continues to grow is the involvement of our clinicians. As it says in the GO-EMDRIAN mission statement, we are “dedicated to learning, teaching, and delivering transformational healing to the local community and beyond.” But that doesn’t happen without hands-on support. Fortunately, we have talented people with valuable expertise, as well as opportunities in both leadership and education.

Right now there are openings for a Social Media chair and for Education team members.

The Education Chair, Amy Wagner, would look forward to having a team of people to help with this important part of our organization. Team members would have an exciting opportunity to facilitate the management of CEU’s as well as lead the planning of program selections, with a goal of offering 4 trainings a years with 491 CEUs and EMDRIA CEUs. Interested parties can contact Amy Wagner at

The position of Social Media Chair requires knowledge of social media to post and promote GOEMDRIAN events and accomplishments. This position offers the creative opportunity to explore and implement new marketing strategies.  Interested parties can contact Mary Beth Griffis at

Finally, if you have a certain professional interest or expertise in EMDR, consider submitting a proposal to present at one of our upcoming regional meetings. You may also want to consider applying for EMDRIA credit, something that is always valuable among the ever-increasing certified EMDR practitioners.  For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact Reg Morrow, LMHC at

And for more information on how to provide EMDRIA credits, go to, and navigate to Training/Certification; Become an EMDRIA credit provider.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition (2018)

By Francine Shapiro
Reviewed by Bill Brislin

Bill Brislin

This refreshing reworking of the standard EMDR therapy text is required reading for all serious EMDR practitioners. Dr. Shapiro continues to present the model concisely, with precision and compassion for human suffering. Her fervor is evident throughout and pushes her passion for research to validate and further develop this comprehensive psychotherapeutic methodology.

Broadly acknowledged world-wide as an evidence-based model for treating PTSD, the third edition expands the utilization of EMDR therapy for other conditions including the treatment of complex trauma, addictions, pain, depression, early interventions, moral injury, as well as post-disaster response.

Readers now have access to downloadable forms, such as:

  • What’s my ACE score?
  • EMDR Therapy Screening and Data Checklist
  • Client History Form
  • Weekly Log (TICES) Report
  • EMDR Fidelity Rating Scale (EFRS)

This edition includes information gleaned from research since the 2001 edition. More understanding about the possible neuro-biological processes at work during reprocessing informs better treatment practices, including the preference for eye movements over other forms of bilateral stimulation whenever possible.

In this volume, Dr. Shapiro maintains a gentle conversational tone as she guides us through theory, science, procedures and purposes of the eight phases and three prongs of EMDR therapy. All of this is illustrated with helpful case examples which demonstrate her passion for alleviating suffering.

This new edition of the definitive EMDR text belongs on the nightstand of every EMDR therapist!

Our Community:
Meet Dr. Gulnora Hundley


By Joan Lieberman

Gulnora Hundley

Dr. Hundley has had a fascinating journey to EMDR. Originally from the Soviet Union, she graduated at the age of 24 with both a medical degree and a Ph.D. in Psychiatry. Upon graduation, however, her work as a psychiatrist was vastly different from what she would later discover. Taking a job in Tashkent, her work was limited solely to treatment with medication. The reason was political: after the revolution in 1918, the new Soviet government made “revisions” that prohibited the study and practice of psychotherapy, essentially “closing the field.”

After practicing as a psychiatrist in the Soviet Union for over a decade, she moved to the United States in 1994. At that point, Dr. Hundley was delighted to find new ideas and experiences, exclaiming, “I found myself when I learned about psychotherapy! I had always wished for more than solely medications to offer my patients. Things lined up the way they were supposed to, and I received my Masters and Ph.D. in Counselor Education at U.C.F.”

Dr. Hundley was first exposed to EMDR 10 years ago, but sidelined this study to pursue certification in Neurofeedback. But then her registered interns began frequently sharing stories of their EMDR experiences, peaking her interest once again. Currently, she is close to completing her certification training with Reg Morrow, LMHC and “loves it!” She is using EMDR with almost every client and finds that combining it with Neurofeedback is especially effective.

Predictably, Dr. Hundley’s love of learning continues to flourish. She is now on the faculty in the Counselor Education Department at U.C.F., and Director of the Community Counseling and Research Center. She also has a private practice in Baldwin Park and treats clients with trauma, mood disorders, menopause, sleep disorders, children with ADD and ADHD and anxiety, autism spectrum (helping these clients to be calmer and more receptive to redirection) and stroke patients. Dr. Hundley’s credentials include: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner (CNP), and a Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator.

And as if she is not busy enough, Dr. Hundley maintains a deep connection to her homeland, returning frequently to what is now Uzbekistan to conduct free workshops to help educate clinicians there.

Wow! Indeed!

Gulnora Hundley, MD, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, QCSFL
Optimum Life Balance
1550 Lake Baldwin Lane, Suite B
Orlando, FL 32814

EMDR Consultaiton Group

Melanie Mahady, LMHC, Certified EMDR Therapist, Consultant in Training

This group is for clinicians that have finished EMDRIA approved basic training part 1 and 2, who are seeking to strengthen their EMDR skills and knowledge base for certification in EMDR. If you are looking to become a Certified EMDR Therapist, this is the group for you.

If you would like to sharpen your EMDR skills and strengthen your knowledge base through case presentations, discussions, and training tools, join this group. Space is limited!

  • When: Last Thursday of the month beginning May 31, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm EST.
  • Where: Online Meeting Platform
  • Cost: $120 per 2-hour session

For more information or to sign up:

At a Glance

by Mary Beth Griffis

Mary Beth Griffis

Mary Beth Griffis MA LMHC
Regional Coordinator Co-chair

April 27 & 28:  R-TEP/G-TEP.. Bill Brislin and Reg Morrow Robinson are offering the R-TEP/G-TEP training that will provide clinicians with a protocol to use EMDR with both recent incidents as well as group trauma. Attendees will earn 13 EMDRIA credits. Registration is $250.

June 23 & 24: Early EMDR Interventions: This conference brings together the best minds in Early EMDR Interventions to present cutting edge research and share innovations in implementation of EEI in disaster situations. Earliest registration begins at the R-TEP/G-TEP training at the end of April. Look for an email registration availability May 1.

October 4-7th, 2018:EMDRIA International Conference: The EMDRIA International Conference is in Atlanta this year. Since it is so close to home we are anticipating many of our local folks to attend.

February 1 & 2, 2019: Addictions and EMDR. GOEMDRIAN has invited Kate Becker LCSW and EMDRIA approved consultant as well as Hope Payson LCSW, LADC, to present their infamous training on the additions protocol and EMDR They review DeTur, Jim Knipe Positive Affect, and Miller’s Positive Feeling State protocols. This training includes quite a bit of practicum as well as informative videos that demonstrate the protocol. So mark your calendar to be in Orlando for the training in February of 2019!

I want to encourage everyone to visit out website at to take advantage of the opportunity to list your practice. It is a handy place for both clients and therapist to visit to gather referrals as needed.

We all benefit from the research done by the EMDR Research Foundation. The Foundation focuses on three research priorities: to increase efficacy and reliability, to improve the understand of how EMDR can be effective in clinical areas not yet studied, and to address the global burden of trauma. The EMDR Research Foundation is the only funding source solely dedicated to EMDR therapy research and is a great benefit to our EMDR community as well as the clients we serve. If you would like to support the foundation you will find them at

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