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EMDR and Target Selection for
Guilt and Shame

with Arianne Struik, Clinical Psychologist

Online Workshop via Zoom
Bonus: receive 60-day access to the recording when you register!



$59 CAD + tax

$45 USD

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Monday, February 12th, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:15 PM Eastern 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM Pacific CA/USA 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM Mountain CA/USA On February 13th 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM Sydney, Australia 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Wellington, New Zealand

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study
(60 days access)




$59 CAD + tax

$45 USD


Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, LPCs, graduate-level Counselors, and Psychotherapists who are EMDR trained.*Completion of an EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic training is required to attend this workshop.

Workshop Description


When clients self-harm or are suicidal, EMDR can be tricky. We need to manage the risks and want to make sure we don’t make things worse which puts us in a difficult dilemma. In this webinar Arianne Struik will discuss self-harming and suicidal behaviour from a trauma lens. When the anger towards the perpetrator is misplaced and turns inside, clients can become depressed, self harm, and engage in suicidal and risktaking behaviour. They feel guilty and ashamed for what is done to them, what they have done, or what they feel they should have done. 


During EMDR processing, these negative beliefs are dismantled and changed. Some clients, however, get stuck in guilt and shame before or during processing. Then there is also the fear the client could get seriously injured or commit suicide when we start with EMDR. 


Arianne will discuss how to assess the risk for clients to start with EMDR, what is needed in preparation, and how to set up the EMDR processing in a safe way.  She will also elaborate on Shapiro’s plateaus of processing and how to use this framework to understand why the client is stuck and which interweaves to use in which part of the processing.


Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Assess the risk for clients to start with EMDR.

  2. Explain at least two (2) of Shapiro’s plateaus of processing and how to use this framework to understand why the client is stuck.

  3. List at least three (3) interweaves along the different parts of the processing.

The Envision Difference

100 % online:  Develop your skills from the comfort of your home or office via Zoom.

Live Q&A:  Ask Questions during the Live Q & A with the presenter and participants

60 Days access:  Can't Attend Live?  Watch Later. 60 days of access to the workshop recording and materials and receive a certificate with CEs for home study learning.


Workshop Schedule - Eastern Time (ET) 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (ET)

  • Case conceptualisation with self-harm and suicidal behaviour

  • Assessing risks and preparation

7:00 pm - 7:10 pm (ET)


7:10 pm - 7:20 pm (ET)

Q & A

7:20 pm - 8:00 pm (ET)

  • Selecting targets for EMDR; how to choose and prioritize targets

  • Shapiro’s plateaus of processing

  • Troubleshooting when processing gets stuck

  • Using interweaves

8:00 pm - 8:15 pm  (ET)

Q & A

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About Arianne Struik, Clinical Psychologist 

Arianne Struik is a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and EMDR practitioner and consultant, originally from the Netherlands. She has worked in child and adolescent mental health for over 25 years as a clinical psychologist and program director. She moved to Australia where she founded the Institute for Chronically Traumatized Children (ICTC), from which she provides specialized trauma treatment in remote areas, as well as workshops, training, supervision, and research. She developed the award-winning Sleeping Dogs method and teaches internationally. Arianne Struik is a member of the European International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and convener of the Australian Psychological Society EMDR Interest Group.


Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
2 CE credits/contact hours awarded
*CE credits also available for the home study version!
See our FAQ section below for more information

American Psychological Association (APA)  

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors  


Envision Counselling and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7241. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counselling and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)  

Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Envision Counselling & Consulting, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program.  


2 EC Program Approval Number: #18032-108 EMDRIA

Credit Provider: Envision (#18032) Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.


Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 

CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this workshop for 2 CEC.

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) 

This workshop is eligible for 2 CE Credits.

Please ensure to check with your individual state boards/regulatory body to verify Continuing Education Credit Hours requirements and if the workshop you are planning to take qualifies. Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about a specific course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE credits



Do I need to have completed EMDR Basic Training to attend?

Yes, you must have completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training to attend this workshop.

What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Attendees will need to sign in by typing their first and last name in the chat box at the start of the workshop and sign out by typing their first and last name in the chat box at the end of the workshop. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire workshop. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. An evaluation form will be made available to attendees at the end of the live workshop. The link to the evaluation form will be posted in the chat box. Certificates will be available following workshop completion. If participants cannot be present live for the entire workshop, they will have the option to watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation and will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CE credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed five (5) business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform. Sign in to your online account: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login directly through the platform. Copy and paste the link below into your web browser: To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately five (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a 20% processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire. Please email if cancellation is required.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

Arianne Struik receives a speaking honorarium from Envision. There are no known conflicts of interests or commercial support for this program. Envision does not receive any financial support for this presentation. Literature may be referred to during the presentation. Envision will not receive any book royalties and was not offered any financial incentives for the mention of those books. Please note that authors of these books will get a royalty from any sale made of their books as per their agreement with the publishing company. For more information on any potential conflict of interest or financial support, attendees may email Envision at

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