Basic EMDR Training Faculty
Faculty – EMDRIA Approved EMDR Trainer
Dr. Kelly Penner Hutton
Dr. Kelly Penner Hutton is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the Clinic Director of Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation, a multi-disciplinary clinic that provides therapy and assessment services. Dr. Penner Hutton obtained her EMDR Certification and is an Approved Consultant who has engaged in specialized training in working with Children and Adolescents, in addition to specialized training in working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation for all ages.
Dr. Kelly Penner Hutton is EMDRIA Approved Trainer.
MACP, Psy.D. Candidate
Zoran Bjelanovic holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and he is currently completing his doctorate in Psychology. Zoran is an EMDRIA Approved Certified therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in working with Athletes, first responders, emergency dispatchers/operators, military personnel, and veterans.
Zoran is an EMDRIA Approved Trainer.
Faculty – EMDRIA Approved Facilitators & Consultants
Natacha Kerelejza works as a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. Natacha is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. After several years in community-based programs serving individuals with childhood trauma and family violence, she completed a Master of Science degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.
Emily Bushell holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. Emily is a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She is an approved consultant with the EMDR International Association.
As an EMDRIA-approved consultant, Emily provides individual and group consultations to clinicians who are trained in EMDR and who are interested in honing their skills or pursuing EMDR certification. Emily works with multiple organizations to deliver training for clinicians and healthcare workers on the topics of trauma, addictions, concurrent disorders, vicarious trauma, resiliency, and wellness, among other topics.
Sharon Gera is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She earned her master’s degree in social service from Bryn Mawr College. She became a Certified Trauma Professional and has experience running experiential groups. Through the application of a focused EMDR model, Sharon helps clients access positive inner resources and work through traumatic memories. She helps clients discover connections between their addiction and traumas while teaching them coping skills and self-soothing techniques.
Billie-Jo Bennett is a Registered Social Worker, Certified EMDR therapist, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Billie-Jo is also a play therapy supervisor. BillieJo specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults using attachment-based and trauma focussed modalities. She specializes in trauma, attachment, dissociation, and the psychological and emotional consequences of any type of adversity. Billie-Jo has over 18 years of experience working with high-risk families and children.
Casey Frazee Katz
Casey Frazee Katz is a Counselor, MA, LPCC, and is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Casey specializes in the counseling of Trauma and PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, etc. Casey has experience in handling cases of Addiction, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Teen Violence, Transgender, Women's Issues, and more. The types of therapies Casey offers include, EMDR, Eclectic Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Strength Based Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Therapy Therapy therapy.
Liz Modugno is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Alcohol and Addiction Counselor, and the owner of Aspire Counseling of Connecticut. Liz has been in the field for over ten years and during that time has been the Clinical Director of two local Intensive Outpatient Programs while practicing as a clinician in Westport for the last eight years. Liz specializes in addiction, mental health, traumatic experiences, and life changes. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing therapy.
Julie Long is a Certified Canadian Counsellor who supports clients virtually in private practice and is based out of Minnedosa, Manitoba. She holds her Master's in Educational Psychology, is a certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant with certification in Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga, specializing in supporting clients with complex trauma, chronic, or treatment-resistant PTSD. As a former high school teacher, counsellor, university instructor, and now therapist, Julie supports women in regaining their agency within their bodies, minds, relationships, and communities. As a consultant offering individual and group consultation, she supports therapists in strengthening their confidence, clarity, and creativity in supporting their clients in their clinical practices. With over 22 years of supporting individuals in various settings, Julie’s ultimate passion is mental health awareness and offering accessible, affordable, authentic resources so everyone can support themselves along this complex journey that is the human experience.
LPC, LADC, EMDR Certified, EMDRIA Consultant
Sarah Osborne works primarily with adults. She engages each person to create an individualized plan to address their particular needs. Sarah specializes in complex trauma, dissociation, and substance use disorders. Sarah Osborne also works with professionals in the field to provide clinical supervision.
MSW, RSW, EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant
Beth is a registered social worker and an EMDRIA certified therapist and consultant. Beth's areas of expertise includes working with clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD/C PTSD), Dissociative Disorders, attachment trauma, and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)/Functional Neurological Disorder (FNS).
Beth also provides services to members of the Canadian Armed Forces/Department Of National Defense, veterans, and Police, Paramedics And Other First Responders.
LCSW, LCADC, EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant
Kim Mackanic is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), and an EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant who has been offering therapeutic services since 2009. In 2021, she opened Healing Reimagined, LLC with the goal of creating a space for herself, her clients, and the community that matches her vision for healing work. Through her personal and professional experiences, she has gained the compassion and skills to support her clients through their challenges with trauma, mental health, and substance abuse. She strives to integrate anti-racist practice and policy in all of that she does. Kim also provides Clinical Supervision, EMDRIA Consultation, and Professional Mentorship.
MSW, RSW, EMDR Certified, EMDRIA Consultant
Michelle's areas of expertise include working with clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, and chronic pain.
Michelle works with individuals as well as couples.
Michelle also has expertise working with Indigenous clients and has received multiple training to ensure she can provide culturally sensitive trauma care to her clients.
Faculty – On-Demand Specialized Courses
Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRATP). Dolores has extensive experience in leading seminars, workshops, and lectures around the world. She has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America. She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders, and is a recognized expert in this field. In 2017, Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber Award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field and was made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018.
Arianne Struik is the director of The Institute for Chronically Traumatized Children in Agnes Water Queensland. She is a Clinical Child Psychologist, Family Therapist and EMDR-consultant originally from the Netherlands. Arianne has more than 25 years of experience with trauma treatment for children living at home, in foster families or in residential facilities. She developed Sleeping Dogs method. She is a member of the ESTD Child and Adolescent Committee and the national APS EMDR IG committee.
Kathy Steele is a psychotherapist, consultant, trainer, and author. Kathy is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received several awards for her work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy has (co) authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues.
Shelley Spear Chief
Shelley Spear Chief is a Clinical Social Worker and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in trauma and is a leading First Nations Presenter on issues of historical trauma and utilizing traditional practices in counselling. Shelley has presented at the EMDR Canada conference as well as with Dr. Bruce Perry at the 2018 NMT International Symposium on Trauma. Shelley is currently in the process of writing a book on working with Indigenous peoples in collaboration with Dr. Sandra Paulsen. Shelley has taught within the University of Calgary social work program.
MC, LPC, LISAC
Julie Miller is a dually licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in the treatment of public safety personnel. Julie uses EMDR therapy to treat trauma, addiction, and related issues. She is an EMDRIACertified EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIAApproved Basic and Advanced EMDR Trainer. She is a clinical volunteer for the Arizona Trauma Recovery Network, and an international presenter on topics including EMDR and addiction, complex trauma & dissociation, early EMDR intervention, and using EMDR therapy with public safety personnel.
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