CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that uses bilateral stimulation to desensitize the discomfort caused by traumatic memories and their associated symptoms. The purpose of this intermediate continuing education course, developed using information from Frontiers in Psychology, is to review robust evidence examining the efﬁcacy of EMDR therapy for PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. Several randomized control trials (RTCs) are evaluated and the results are presented as well as conclusions, limitations, and recommendations for further research.
CE Course Objectives
1. Describe EMDR therapy including its components and goals.
2. Summarize the results of numerous randomized control trials evaluating the effectives of EMDR in treating PTSD and other psychiatric disorders.
3. Describe the efficacy of EMDR therapy in improving PTSD diagnosis, reducing PTSD symptoms, and reducing other trauma-related symptoms.
4. Identify specific elements of EMDR that contribute to its efficacy.
5. Compare EMDR to other therapies to treat PTSD, psychotic, and affective disorders and symptoms as well as chronic pain.
6. Evaluate how the review of current studies contributes to the relevant evidence base and provides recommendations for practice and future research.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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