R-TEP/G-TEP Training

EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) developed by Elan Shapiro and Bruit Laub and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) developed by Elan Shapiro have been demonstrated to be effective in promoting containment and saftey while processing recent traumas.

A training will be held on April 27 & 28, 2018 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Windermere, Florida. Check back for more information or visit www.emdrhap.org to locate other trainings throughout the conuntry.






Below are highlights from past trainings.

R-TEP/G-TEP Training July 8 – 9, 2016

pulseorlando-300x300In response to the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a full R-TEP/G-TEP two day training was offered on Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 9, 2016,  at Stetson University –  Celebration. The aim of this advanced training was to better prepare trained EMDR therapists to treat those affected by this horrific event.


July 2016 R/TEP/G-TEP Workshop Participants

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Learning stabilization techniques

Learning stabilization techniques


Reprocessing with taps and eye movements





Worksheets provide a way to facilitate and contain the reprocessing.

Worksheets provide a way to facilitate and contain the reprocessing.


EMDR G-TEP is the Group Traumatic Episodes Protocol


Bill Brislin explaining the two processing methods in R-TEP

Lary Shrier, Facilitator, assisting two therapists master the protocol

Lary Shrier assisting therapists master the protocol


R-TEP/G-TEP Workshop – Orlando March 2016

R-TEP Presenters 3.12.2016

Reg Morrow Robinson, Bill Brislin & Josie Juhasz

An intensive training in two useful EMDR protocols, R-TEP and G-TEP was held for the greater Orlando community on March 11 & 12, 2016 at St. Luke’s Community Counseling Center, Winderemere, FL. It was conducted by trainer Regina Morrow Robinson and trainer-in-training William Brislin. Additionally, trainer Josie Juhasz flew in from Washington state to lend support and assistance.

Here are some highlights:

  • Practicing G-TEP 3.12.2016

    Practicing new skills!

    The Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) is a comprehensive conceptual framework that incorporates Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) along with innovative measures for containment and safety to create an effective protocol for reducing sensitization and accumulation of trauma memories. Increasingly, research supports that early interventions help to minimize longterm negative effects of exposure to traumatic events. Amazingly, many of those who do not have clinically significant symptoms following exposure to a trauma will develop PTSD if left untreated. Treating trauma early drastically reduces the likelihood that symptoms will develop later.

G-TEP Practicum 3.12.2016

EMDR Therapists practice the Group Traumatic Episodes Protocol (G-TEP)

  • G-TEP is a new group protocol. Based on the principles of R-TEP, this group protocal is useful for treating large numbers of people following a disaster. The workshop participants quickly discovered that this can also be a valuable intervention for families, couples, and in schools or work place settings.
Groups practice G-TEP

More practice of G-TEP

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