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EMDR With Every Client

Kent Regional Group

Presents on

Saturday 18th September 2021

"The use of EMDR as a comprehensive system of Psychotherapy "   

A One Day Training Workshop

with Gus Murray, EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer andConsultant

Fee: EMDR Assoc. members - £50.00.  Non-members - £80.00

6 CPD points awarded.

Please see booking form at the bottom of this page.


The effectiveness of EMDR therapy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD is now well established and is supported by numerous randomised control studies. Additionally, a growing body of research is demonstrating the effectiveness of EMDR therapy for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions and populations e.g. anxiety disorders - phobias, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and geneneralised anxiety disorder; depression; grief and loss; somatic problems - migraines, chronic pain, eating disorders etc.; performance anxiety; addictions; attachment disorders; personality disorders etc. etc.

Similarly, a growing body of clinical and research evidence supports the application of EMDR therapy across the full spectrum of low, moderate and high functioning clients. Notwithstanding these developments, feedback from clinicians and consultants would suggest that the full potential of the clinical application of EMDR therapy is still compromised in terms of the scope of its application to a full range of clinical conditions. Many clinicians also seem to experience difficulty and or reluctance regarding their use EMDR therapy with more complex and disordered clients. It would appear also that many clinicians stop short of embracing EMDR as a comprehensive system of Psychotherapy and instead introduce EMDR as an element within their existing approach. This workshop aims to address these issues and will provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to guide the effective integration of EMDR into their clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will learn:

  1. A comprehensive approach to case formulation, treatment planning and target identificationinEMDR Therapy
  2. To address the challenge of maintaining client regulation while accessing and processingtraumaticmemoriesinEMDR therapy.
    1. An expanded appreciation of the role of positive resource networks and their use in EMDRtherapy
  3. To explore the use of EMDR therapy along a continuum from low, moderate to highfunctioningclients.
    1. To explore the use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of a range of clinical conditions andpopulations

Workshop content:

The workshop will include

1. Illustrated presentations of relevant material

2. Demonstrations

3. Experiential application

4. Discussion and questions


Gus Murray is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the use of EMDR therapy.

He is a highly experienced Counselling and Psychotherapy trainer having been Programme Director and Lead Trainer at the Cork Institute of Technology for over 25 years.

He is an Integrative Psychotherapist, accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has also completed basic and advanced level trainings in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and is an accredited SE practitioner.

Additionally, he has completed basic and advanced level trainings in Internal Family Systems (Ego State) therapy and has extensive experience in the teaching and practice of Ego State therapy.

Gus was the recipient of the Carl Berkeley memorial award (2017) from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the counselling and psychotherapy profession

Gus is president of the EMDR All-Ireland association. He has presented at EMDR conferences and events throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe.