Meet Deany Laliotis
Meet Deany Laliotis
Meet Deany Laliotis, Founder of The Center
I’m Deany Laliotis and I am passionate about the power of EMDR therapy to transform lives. Since 1993, I have had the privilege of working very closely with Dr. Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR, I was the Director of Training for the EMDR Institute, the training program developed by Dr. Shapiro that trained clinicians all over the world. My husband, Dan Merlis was also on the teaching faculty of the EMDR Institute. We have trained thousands of EMDR therapists over the years and now run a Center for EMDR therapy training, headquartered in Washington DC.
EMDR Is an Integrated Psychotherapy for Transformational Healing
I travel all over the US and abroad, teaching therapists how to apply EMDR therapy as a comprehensive relational psychotherapy. I focus on the treatment of complex trauma, healing wounds of attachment and other challenging presentations. In this EMDR video tutorial, I unpack all the elements that are part of EMDR Therapy—attachment theory, somatic therapy, parts work, the therapeutic relationship and more. Then I explain how they work together with EMDR to offer clients transformational healing that lasts.
Trainees Asked. Deany Laliotis Answered.
Now, over the years, my trainees have told me that they could not find a training program that adequately prepared them for treating more complex and challenging clinical presentations.
Nor could they find other trainings that viewed EMDR as a comprehensive therapy for the broad range of common issues clients bring into their practices every day. After training with me, therapists experienced how EMDR Therapy accelerated healing for their clients and created lasting change in their lives. They saw how EMDR therapy was compatible with other approaches—cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, somatic, and relational. And they wanted more training that could help them grow into full EMDR Mastery.
Introducing the Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy Training
It was their enthusiasm for my approach and their expressed desire for a path to professional and personal development that inspired me to establish a new center for EMDR therapy training and certification. The Center offers a complete continuum of EMDR trainings—from EMDRIA-approved basic to a variety of advanced and specialty trainings and finally to EMDR Master-level courses and retreats.
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Watch & Learn
Deany Laliotis shares examples from clinical practice to illustrate the challenges of working with trauma through teletherapy…