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EMDR with Chronic Trauma; Troubleshooting with Dissociation and Abreactions

with Arianne Struik, Clinical Psychologist

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On-Demand Workshop 
Watch anytime, anywhere, with your 90 day access!


55 CAD + tax

49 USD

On-Demand Access for 90 days! 

Watch anytime, anywhere! 
(90 days access)




55 CAD + tax

49 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


Applying EMDR to adults and children with chronic trauma can be challenging. In this 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.

Q & A:  Have questions for the presenter during the recorded program? Send us an email and we'll pass your question on to the presenter. 

90 Days Access:  Your registration comes with 90​ days of access to the recorded workshop and to any materials the presenter has made available. Once you finish the program's requirements, you can receive a certificate with CEs for home study learning. *Exception applies, see CE section below


Workshop Schedule 

15 mins 

  • Challenges when applying EMDR with chronic trauma. 

  • Case conceptualization

30 mins 

  • Parameters for target selection

  • Mapping or a light version in a nutshell

15 mins 

  • Realistic goals

  • Managing ongoing traumatization

35 mins

  • Troubleshooting 

  • Strong emotional reactions

  • Dissociation

  • Pseudo seizures

  • Research

15 mins 

  • Resources

  • Connections with family/network

  • Intensive EMDR

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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, 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

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.

EMDRIA - Pending 2 EC's 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) - Pending 2 CEC's 

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  - Pending 2 CE's 

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, watched the entire recorded program, and passed a quiz with a score of 75% or higher before they will have access to Self-Study CE credits.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

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

How do I access the home study version?

After registration, you will be emailed 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 90 days to review the recording. This time period starts the day after you register. 

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds available for the purchase of on-demand programs. Please email for any questions or concerns.

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

To request accomodations, please email and allow (5) business days for us to discuss and accomodate your needs.

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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