EMDR Therapy

Dr. Schneider's EMDR therapy Expertise

Dr. Schneider is a Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA approved Consultant and Trainer. She has been trained in EMDR therapy since 1998 and been passionate about integrating this therapeutic approach into her practice. As an EMDR therapyIA approved Consultant she has had an opportunity to supervise a number of clinicians working in both private practice and agency settings. She has studied with Maureen Kitchur M.SW. R.SW. and consulted extensively on her Strategic Developmental Model©. Brynah is an approved consultant of the Strategic Developmental model.

Dr. Schneider has attended Dr. Roger Solomon's "The Art of EMDR therapy" advanced EMDR therapy retreats for over five years. Dr. Solomon's expertise in EMDR therapy has been invaluable to her commitment to achieving the highest learning in EMDR therapy. She has also worked with David Grand participating in both his creativity workshop as well as a full day private intensive. This day afforded Brynah an opportunity to appreciate how EMDR therapy can facilitate the breath and depth of creative processing. Attending the international EMDR therapy conferences has provided her with the opportunity to learn protocols unique to couples, migraines, panic, and peak performance.

What is EMDR therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) is a powerful psychotherapy model. To date, EMDR therapy has helped an estimated half a million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. Developed primarily to address the impact of trauma, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is also now being used effectively for many other problems as well as performance enhancement with clients such as actors, athletes and individuals in management.

How was EMDR therapy developed?

In 1987, psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro made the chance observation that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts under certain conditions. Dr. Shapiro studied this effect scientifically and, in 1989, she reported success using EMDR therapy to treat victims of trauma in the Journal of Traumatic Stress. Since then EMDR therapy has developed and evolved through the contributions of therapists and researchers all over the world. Today, EMDR therapy is a set of protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches.

How does EMDR therapy work?

No one knows exactly how EMDR therapy works. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes "frozen in time," and, remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, and smells, and feelings haven't changed. It's like reliving the past in the present. Such memories can have a lasting negative effect on the way a person sees the world and relates to other people that interferes with her or his life.

EMDR therapy seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain functions. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR therapy session, the images, sounds, and feelings no longer are relived when the event is brought to mind. What happened is still remembered (we can't change history) but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR therapy appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR therapy can be thought of a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.

How long does EMDR therapy take?

One or more sessions are required for the therapist to understand the nature of the problem and to decide whether EMDR therapy is an appropriate treatment. The therapist will also discuss EMDR therapy more fully and provide an opportunity to answer any questions about the method. Once the therapist and the client have agreed that EMDR therapy is appropriate for a specific problem, the actual EMDR therapy may begin.

A typical EMDR therapy session lasts about 90 minutes. They type of problem, life circumstances, and the amount of previous trauma will determine how many treatment sessions are necessary.

What kind of problems can EMDR therapy treat?

Scientific research has established EMDR therapy as effective for Posttraumatic stress. However, clinicians have reported success using EMDR therapy in treatment of the following conditions:

  • Posttraumatic stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Addictions
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Disturbing memories
  • Stress reduction
  • Complicated grief
  • Sexual and/or physical abuse

 

EMDR Therapy Consultation

Consultation Schedule 2013

March
Group A · Wed. 6th 4:00 - 6:00
Group B · Tues. 19th 4:00 - 6:00
Group C · Wed. 20th 12:00 - 2:00
April
Group A · Wed. 10th 4:00 - 6:00
Group B · Tues. 23rd 4:00 - 6:00
Group C · Wed. 17th 12:00 - 2:00
May
Group A · Wed. 15th 4:00 - 6:00
Group B · Tues. 28th 4:00 - 6:00
Group C · Wed. 29th 12:00 - 2:00
June
Group A · Wed. 5th 4:00 - 6:00
Group B · Tues. 18th 4:00 - 6:00
Group C · Wed. 19th 12:00 - 2:00

*Group size is limited to 6.

Consultation to be held at Kathy's office 1845 Woodhull Rd. London, ON

Fee: $100 per 2 hour group consultation, 10% discount If you book 4 sessions. Out of town therapists can join via skype. Specific EMDR therapy topics and half day consultation groups can arranged on request. Individual consultation fee is $170 per hour. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

To register contact Kathy at 519-657-7762 email
or Brynah Schneider at 519-679-1952 email

EMDR Therapy Case Consultation

Kathy Karn M.Ed. , & Dr. Brynah Schneider C.Psych.

We offer group consultation for EMDR therapists to expand and deepen their knowledge and skills in EMDR therapy.

Program Includes

  • Case conceptualization
  • Case consultation
  • Video case demonstrations of EMDR therapy
  • Advanced learning of how to use the EMDR Therapy Protocol

Benefits

  • Increase your confidence in using EMDR therapy
  • Develop a more in-depth understanding of case conceptualization
  • Learn how to consolidate and maximize treatment gains
  • Refine EMDR therapy skills such as Resource Development and Installation
  • Learn how to recognize signs of processing & deal effectively with: looping, dissociation, & affect arousal
  • Earn hours to become an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

Who may attend: Clinicians who have completed any EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapy Basic Training program. Bring your case questions to the group.

Kathy Karn M.Ed. , Kathy is a Certified EMDR therapist and approved Consultant and Trainer. with the EMDR International Association. She has over 20 years experience planning & delivering personal development workshops in Canada and the US.

Brynah Schneider Ph.D., C.Psych., is a registered psychologist in private practice in London ON . She is an EMDRIA approved consultant and EMDR therapyIA approved Trainer. Brynah supervises a number of clinicians working in both private practice and agency settings.

Professional development in the field of EMDR therapy has deepened Kathy's & Brynah's appreciation of the depth of EMDR therapy processing. Both have studied with Maureen Kitchur M.SW., R.SW., & Dr. Roger Solomon's ãThe Art of EMDR therapyä. They have also worked with David Grand, Ph.D. studying the use of EMDR therapy for creativity and Sandra Foster Ph.D. peak performance. Both Brynah and Kathy have done peak performance EMDR therapy with members of Canadian national teams. Attendance at International EMDR therapy conferences has enabled them to learn specific protocols in areas such as anxiety, panic, couple work, and migraines.

Kathy and Brynah are trained in Acute Critical Incident Trauma Management and the specific use of EMDR therapy in such situations.

EMDR Therapy Basic Training Nov. 6-8, 2015 & Jan. 15-17, 2016 with Kathy Karn, M.Ed. & Brynah Schneider Ph.D., C.Psych.

This is a unique opportunity to learn this profoundly helpful psychotherapy model locally here in London within a small group setting.

Please download Registration Form (PDF 44kb) or contact me for more details.

Part - 1 · Friday Nov. 6 - 8 · 2015
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Part - 2 · January 15-17 · 2016
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

10 hours of group consultation to be held at Brynah's office 389 Hyde Park Rd. London, ON

Group Consultation
Thursday · December 3 · 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday · January 14 · 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday · January 31 · 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm

* Note trainees from out of town can log in to group consultation via Skype over the internet


Location:

Dolce Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road, London, ON.
(Map)


Fee Schedule:

Full Course: Part 1 & Part 2, plus 10 hours mandatory consultation $2100 + $273 HST if all fees are paid-in-full 14 days prior to event or $2200 +$286 HST when fees are paid after the Early Registration Deadline Date.

For Therapists who have taken Part 1, Part 2 plus required consultation hours is available for $1300 plus $169 HST. In order to receive a certificate of completion in Basic EMDR therapy registrants must provide evidence they have completed Part 1 & Part 2 plus 10 hours of consultation.

The full course fee includes the following:

  1. The training program
  2. A comprehensive training manual
  3. 10 hours of mandatory consultation in group format outside of the weekend trainings

Payment: Cheque, Money order, Visa or email transfer.

Please download Registration Form (PDF 44kb)


The Program:

The 48 hour EMDRIA approved curriculum assures participants the highest standard of training and includes 10 hours of group consultation. Both Part 1 and 2 training involve lectures, live demonstrations, video and individual supervised practice of EMDR therapy.

Upon completion of both Part 1 & Part 2 and 10 hours' consultation, participants receive a EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate recognized by EMDRIA. EMDR Therapy Basic Training workshops are for clinical purposes only. They do not qualify participants to train others in EMDR therapy.

The Trainers:

Brynah Schneider, Ph.D., C.Psych., is a registered psychologist in private practice in London ON since 1992. Brynah works with a wide range of therapeutic issues with a special interest in working with crisis, grief, loss, personal growth, posttraumatic stress, trauma and couples. She trained in EMDR therapy in 1998 and is passionate about integrating this therapeutic approach into her practice. As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer she supervises a number of clinicians working in both private practice and agency settings.

Kathy Karn, M.Ed., a psychotherapist in private practice since 1987 in London ON, is a certified member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists with extensive training in many therapeutic interventions. Kathy is a Certified EMDR therapist, Approved Consultant and Trainer with the EMDR therapy International Association. She has over 24 years experience planning & delivering personal development workshops both in Canada and internationally.

Both Kathy & Brynah have extensive experience with a variety of EMDR therapy applications. Professional development in the field of EMDR therapy has deepened their appreciation of the depth and breath of EMDR therapy processing. Attendance at International EMDR therapy conferences has enabled them to learn specific protocols in areas such as anxiety, panic, couple work, and migraines. Both Brynah and Kathy have done peak performance EMDR therapy with members of Canadian national teams. Some of their specialized training will be introduced in their training curriculum.

Eligibility:

The program is open to anyone with a minimum Masters level degree working in the mental health profession. A clinical background is a prerequisite for the effective application of EMDR therapy treatment. Applicants must belong to a professional organization with a code of ethics. Private practice therapists must be licensed or certified with their professional organization. If a student, applicants must be enrolled in a Master's or Doctorate level program in the mental health field and currently involved in the practicum and/or internship portion of their program (first year students not eligible) and on a licensing track working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health professional.

Testimonials:

Both Kathy & Brynah give helpful feedback and encouragement. I enjoy their enthusiasm for the work and their passion for their clients.
There is optimal use presenting, video demos of really tough cases and situations, and live demonstrations that equipped us really well - I'm very impressed with this training!
A very concise and searing ability to conceptualize cases and steer EMDR therapists in a more effective direction.
Very thoughtful and compassionate to those of us who are beginning EMDR therapists. Able to hone in on the essence of a case and therapist interventions to provide excellent guidance.
Great insightful coaching. Excellent feedback - takes you to a new level of practice. Thanks!
Created a very open and comfortable setting within which one could share cases and reveal one's uncertainties and questions regarding EMDR therapy.
The instructors both demonstrated an openness and readiness to support and facilitate learning all the way through.
Brynah and Kathy are a dynamic duo in training together. They are passionate about EMDR therapy and the work they do and it shines through. Excellent teamwork!
Great caring instructors, attentive to the process, helpful instructions, good pacing. Lots of resource material for future reference.
Practicum assignments were well thought through and very useful. Everyone got a chance to experience the process from both client and therapist point of view.
Great training! Great fun! Very engaging despite a packed program and a packed weekend.

Please download Registration Form (PDF 44kb) or contact me for more details.

Excellence in EMDR therapy: The Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol
With Kathy Karn M.Ed. & Brynah Schneider Ph.D., C.Psych.

Friday March 20th & Saturday March 21st 2015 · 8:30 - 4:00

This workshop for EMDR therapists teaches the Shapiro Laub Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol. Participants will learn how to integrate the R-TEP, a special protocol for clients who have suffered a recent traumatic event into their clinical work. This will be delivered in an engaging fashion using case examples, live demonstrations and practicums by two highly qualified and experienced (46 years collectively) EMDR therapy master clinicians. Kathy & Brynah are the only Canadian EMDR therapy trainers approved to teach the R-TEP. Feedback in our trainings and workshops has consistently reported that our “team teaching approach” results in deeper, richer, and longer-lasting payoffs for therapists in their EMDR therapy practices.

This workshop is open to clinicians who have completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapy Basic Training. *12 EMDRIA credits

Program Objectives

  • R-TEP overview and instructions
  • Glossary of key R-TEP terms
  • Adapted 8 phases from the EMDR therapy Protocol
  • Resource preparation and stabilization
  • Case examples, live demonstrations and practicums

Location

Dolce Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road, London, ON.
(Map)
(hotel accommodation available onsite or nearby at The Guest House on the Mount)


Fee

Earlybird $475 + 13% HST prior to February 1, 2015 or $515 + HST thereafter payable to:

Dr. Brynah Schneider
389 Hyde Park Rd. Suite 1
London ON N6H 3R8

Lunch available at onsite restaurant on Fri. Buffet lunch available for $15 on Sat.


Payment

Cheque, email transfer, Visa.


Registration Form

Please download Registration Form (PDF) or contact Kathy or Brynah for more details.

More Information

For more information on EMDR therapy, visit these sites:

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing is a powerful psychotherapy model.

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To learn more about EMDR therapy, please email: or call Dr. Brynah Schneider at (519) 679-1952 to arrange an appointment.