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EMDR with Chronic Trauma; Troubleshooting with Dissociation and Abreactions

with Arianne Struik, Clinical Psychologist

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


***Please read before registering: You have the choice of attending this workshop live on October 18th (and also get 60 days access to the recording to review the content) or if you are not able to attend live on October 18th, you can register for the home study version only. Please only register to one of these options.



Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:10 PM Eastern 3:00 PM - 5:10 PM Pacific CA/USA 4:00 PM - 6:10 PM Mountain CA/USA On Oct 19 9:00 AM - 11:10 AM Sydney, Australia 11:00 AM - 1:10 PM Wellington, New Zealand

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study
(60 days access)






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


Applying EMDR to adults and children with chronic trauma can be challenging. In this two-hour workshop, Arianne Struik will provide an overview of all you need to know to get started. We will discuss the case conceptualization, which targets to pick (and not pick)how to prioritize targets, and how to determine realistic goals with clients who still live in chronic traumatizing circumstances. 

Potential barriers for clients to engage in EMDR will be discussed as well as why clients get stuck during processing. Arianne Struik will discuss what clients need to overcome those barriers. Lastly, Arianne Struik will explain troubleshooting when clients dissociate, have pseudoseizures, and have strong emotional reactions based on the latest research in the EMDR field. 


Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Explain how to determine realistic goals with clients who still live in chronic traumatizing circumstances. 

  2. Describe one (1) intervention to manage strong emotional reactions during EMDR processing.

  3. Use at least two (2) strategies to prevent and/or overcome dissociation during EMDR 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 - 6:15 pm (ET)

  • Challenges when applying EMDR with chronic trauma. 

  • Case conceptualization

6:15 pm - 6:45 pm (ET)

  • Parameters for target selection

  • Mapping or a light version in a nutshell

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm (ET)

  • Realistic goals

  • Managing ongoing traumatization

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

  • Break

7:10 pm - 7:45 pm  (ET)

  • Troubleshooting 

  • Strong emotional reactions

  • Dissociation

  • Pseudo seizures

  • Research

7:45 pm - 8:00 pm  (ET)

  • Resources

  • Connections with family/network

  • Intensive EMDR

8:00 pm - 8:10 pm  (ET)

  • Q & A

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About Arianne Struik

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, described in the book Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method. Arianne Struik teaches internationally and 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.

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.  



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.


2 EC Program Approval Number: #18032-96 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)  

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  ​

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 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. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they 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 cancellation policy?

Cancellation on a registered spot must be no later than five (5) days prior to the live event. There will be no penalty fee for cancellation.

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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