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Healing the Folks Who Live Inside: How EMDR Can Heal Our Inner Gallery of Roles

Dr. Esly Carvalho, PhD

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



$155 CAD + tax

$140 USD


Friday, February 2nd, 2024

11:00 AM to 6:15 PM Eastern 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM Pacific CA/USA 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM Mountain CA/USA 4:00 PM - 11:15 PM London, UK Begins at 5:00 PM Madrid, Spain Begins at 5:00 PM Berlin, Germany Begins at 5:00 PM Copenhagen, Denmark Begins at 6:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

Live Online via Zoom

Video via Home Study
(60 days access)




$155 CAD + tax

$140 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


Using EMDR therapy to treat our Inner Gallery of Roles has brought together the best of reprocessing and role therapy for trauma and painful memories.


During this workshop, we will see how these roles are born and develop within, their functions and interactions, and how to heal the wounded ones; so that our clients can lead more fulfilling lives. Although Role Theory is an integral part of Psychodrama, the special emphasis in this healing process is on EMDR.

The integration of EMDR with Role Therapy will be presented as a comprehensive approach to the treatment of a wide spectrum of clients. Role therapy is presented as a “normalizing” approach to trauma and dissociation; treating the client’s inner roles as EMDR targets. Role therapy will be presented as an alternative understanding to Ego State.

Most clients can benefit from role therapy since this is an approach that encompasses almost all diagnoses. Participants will be taught to identify a client’s roles and how they interact within the client, so that EMDR can be used to treat and heal inner roles.

Discussion will include how to use a developmental approach to assessment, and will review the identification, mapping and accessing of roles as well as how to promote the use of role-specific EMDR targets, facilitating the enhancement of EMDR processing.


Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Discuss at least two (2) basic elements of Role Theory concepts and technique and how they relate to EMDR therapy protocol in order to facilitate the treatment of clients.

  2. List the three (3) phases in a Psychodrama session and how they correlate with EMDR reprocessing.

  3. Describe how to developmentally assess, identify, map, and access client roles.

  4. Demonstrate how to treat roles with the traditional EMDR 8 Phases.

  5. Create a treatment plan based on the Inner Roles of clients.

  6. Create a treatment plan for a client with a dissociative disorder, based on clinical assessment of dissociation, defenses, personality traits, and other prognostic factors.

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) 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET)

  • Basic elements of Role Theory concepts and technique and how they relate to EMDR therapy protocol in order to facilitate the treatment of clients.

  • Characteristics of roles

  • EMDR as Role Therapy

    • Phase 1: How to developmentally assess, identify, map, and access client roles.

      • Identify roles with developmental problems

      • Listening and Identifying Dysfunctional Roles

      • Identify the Repertoire of Roles

      • Setting up the Treatment Plan and emotional tasks necessary for emotional healing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (ET)

  • EMDR as Role Therapy​

    • Phase 2:

      • Development of resource roles (Pillars of Life)

      • Inner roles that bring comfort, security, guidance and hope

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)


1:00 pm - 1:15 pm (ET)

Q & A 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm  (ET)

  • EMDR as Role Therapy

    • Phase 3:

      • Applying EMDR as role therapy

      • Choosing the initial target of this session

      • Structure ICES for role or image

    • Phase 4: ​

      •  Process content linked to this role or image

    • Phase 5: ​

      • Reinforce the positive content that emerges

    • Phase 6: 

      • Reprocessing any residual body content

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  (ET)

  • EMDR as Role Therapy

    • Phase 7:

      • Better understanding

      • Learning and new insights

      • Understanding of the experience or role

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm  (ET)


3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  (ET)

Q  & A 

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm  (ET)

  • EMDR as Role Therapy

    • Phase 8:

      • How have roles changed or are they evolving?

      • New targets (other roles that need to heal, grow, and “grow up”)

  • The Three Phases of the Therapeutic Process (Three-pronged protocol)

  • Mapping the Inner Roles

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  (ET)

  • EMDR and Role Therapy

    • Finalizing the Treatment Plan/Process

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm  (ET)


5:10 pm - 5:40 pm  (ET)

Continued: Finalizing the Treatment Plan/Process​

5:40 pm - 6:15 pm  (ET)

  • Final considerations

  • Final Q & A


About Dr. Esly Carvalho, PhD

Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph. D. is a Brazilian-American Trainer of Trainers for the EMDR Institute and EMDR Ibero-America (EMDR IBA). She has helped bring EMDR to Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, and trained professionals in Portugal and Spain. A published author and speaker (in Spanish, Portuguese and English) as well as a Psychodrama Trainer, Esly has integrated her Psychodrama background into EMDR training and clinical practice. Presently residing in Brasilia, Brazil, she directs the TraumaClinic as well as an EMDR training centre where trainings are held in more than 10 cities of Brazil. In 2014, she established a publishing house specifically dedicated to publishing books on EMDR, trauma and related issues. As one of its co-founders, Esly was President of EMDR Ibero-America (2007-2010; 2010-2013).


Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
6 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.  


6 EC Program Approval Number: #18032-107 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 6 CEC.

The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)  

This workshop is eligible for 6 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 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 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 $50 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?

Esly Carvalho 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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