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Greater Orlando EMDRIA Regional Network presents

EMDR Latest & Greatest

DATE: Friday, April 26, 2019
WORKSHOP: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
LUNCH (on your own) 12:20-1:45 pm
LOCATION: Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 5300 Old Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792. The training will be held in the Parish Hall which is directly behind the church and chapel.
COST: $65. 5 CEUs will be offered.

EMDR therapists from the Orlando area who attended the 2018 EMDRIA Conference in Atlanta will share highlights from their favorite sessions. Presentation topics and speakers are listed below.

Applying the Offense Drivers Model to EMDR Therapy with Sex Offenders

Presented at EMDRIA by Ronald J. Ricci, Ph.D., Cheryl A. Clayton, LCSW


  1. Name the “Three A’s” of the CBT and RP models of sex offender treatment programs.
  2. Name the four Self-Regulation Styles of Sex Offenders.
  3. Identify the Achille’s Heel Factors that require targeted interventions, such as EMDR Therapy.

Sexual offenders have higher levels of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) than either general or other criminal populations. The Pathways Model of sex offender treatment highlights etiology of offenses. The Adaptive Information Processing Model inherent in EMDR therapy offers an efficient way to target these etiological pathways forged by trauma-induced, maladaptively stored cognitions and emotions. Ronald J. Ricci and Cheryl A. Clayton (both Certified Sex Offender Treatment Providers) developed an Offense Drivers Model of EMDR therapy based on five extant models in the sex offender literature to guide the EMDR clinician to target the relevant factors which are theorized to drive offending behavior.

Re-presented by Dominique Barritt-McBride
Dominique Barritt-McBride, MA, LMHC, NCC, CST: Dominique is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and EMDR Consultant-in-Training who works in private practice in Downtown Orlando. She specializes in Complex PTSD and Dissociation and has worked extensively with both survivors of sexual trauma and the transgender population, along with a host of other conditions and concerns. Her work with trauma survivors that develop unhealthy compulsive coping behaviors, many of which are sexually inappropriate, is what drew her to this particular training topic.

Child Maltreatment, Brain Development and Psychopathology

Presented at EMDRIA by Martin Teicher, M.D., Ph.D


  1. Participants will learn 5 ways that early life stress impacts brain development in childhood.
  2. Participants will verbalize neurological differences between trauamtized and non-traumatized individuals.
  3. Participants will be able to apply recent neuroscience discoveries to diagnosing clients with complex trauma presentations.

This plenary, presented at the EMDRIA Conference 2018, presents enlightening discoveries in recent neuroscience research.  This research has found structural, functional, and connectivity changes in childhood brain development associated by early life stress.  These changes present as varied symptom clusters, all divergent from the usual PTSD diagnosis, and all result in the client gathering multiple labeling diagnoses.  Being able to understand how early life stress impacts brain development, particularly in sensitive periods of development, will assist clinicians in being able to meet clients’ treatment needs.

Re-presented by Cherilyn Rowland Petrie.
Cherilyn Rowland Petrie is the Kids House Clinical Supervisor and adjunct faculty at Rollins College.  She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and facilitates at EMDR Basic Trainings for both Connect EMDR and Trauma Recovery, EMDRHAP.  She volunteers as part of the Greater Orlando Trauma Recovery Network Steering Committee.  She specializes in treating complex trauma and dissociation in children.

The New and Improved FLASH Technique

Presented at EMDRIA by Philip Manfield, Ph.D.


  1. Participants will understand the concept of the FLASH technique
  2. Participants will learn the appropriate use of the FLASH technique, including incorporation into standard processing and implementation of the tool
  3. Participants will practice use of the FLASH technique during a practicum section


This presentation will cover updates made to the FLASH technique, which was developed by Dr. Philip Manfield in mid-2016.  The technique is used during the preparation phase of EMDR to allow clients to reduce the disturbance associated with extremely painful memories.  The technique has continued to evolve over time, and this presentation covers the most recent changes and enhancements made by Dr. Manfield based on his most recent research.

Re-presented by Anastasia Bipat.
Anastasia Bipat is an EMDR Certified, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who currently works for Pasadena Villa Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers.  She received her Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida and primarily works with the adult population of the severely and persistently mentally ill in Orlando FL.

Processing Speed, Mentalizing, and Case Conceptualization with EMDR Therapy

Presented at EMDRIA by Dr. Robbie Adler-Tapia.


  1. Participants will learn adaptations to conceptualize and tailor the 8 phases to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Processing Disorders.
  2. Participants will learn to use Eriksonian Stages to help identify Negative Cognitions, resources, and potential psychoeducation needed to address missing developmental skills and knowledge.
  3. Participants will learn about mentalizing and how to work with individuals, couples, and families with different levels of Emotional Intelligence and learning styles.

DESCRIPTION – EMDR Therapy is uniquely suited to adapt to the different neurological and processing needs of our clients.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to adapt the mechanics of EMDR to suit the needs of those with ASD, IDD, Processing Disorders, differences in learning styles, and people missing developmental milestones due to trauma within the AIP model.

Re-presented by Kaley Sinclair Jiawon.

Kaley Sinclair Jiawon, LMHC, LMFT, is a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDR Consultant-In-Training.  She is the owner of Sinclair Counseling Services, a private practice in downtown Orlando where she utilizes a systemic and trauma-informed approach with kids, teens, adults, couples, and families.  Her specialties include complex PTSD, dissociation, healing from sexual abuse, and addressing culturally-based traumas

EMDR Fidelity Rating Scales

Presented at EMDRIA by Deborah Korn, Psy.D. during the EMDR Institute Trainers/Facilitators Day


  1. Describe the purpose and uses of the EMDR Fidelity Rating Scales.
  2. List 3 of the 5 scoring sub-scales on the EMDR Research Foundation site.
  3. Plan for utilization of the Fidelity Rating Scale to assess one’s own clinical work.

DESCRIPTION – These tools evaluate adherence to EMDR therapy’s standard eight-phase treatment approach and three-pronged protocol. The fidelity call posted on the EMDR Research Foundation site was developed in 2007, it has recently been revised and expanded. While developed for research purposes it is also useful in EMDR consultation to assist clinicians in the development of their EMDR therapy skills.

Re-presented by Reg Morrow Robinson & Bill Brislin.

Reg Morrow Robinson – Reg is co-owner of Connect EMDR Training and Consulting, an EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery/HAP trainer, and an R-TEP/G-TEP trainer. She has a private practice in Windermere, FL and has been practicing for over 30 years.

Bill Brislin – A therapist in the Orlando area for over 30 years, Bill is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Through Trauma Recovery/HAP, he is an EMDR basic training and R-TEP/G-TEP trainer. He offers advanced trainings through Connect EMDR Training and Consulting