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Free Live Video Event: Helping the Helpers

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Helping the Helpers

EMDR Therapy at the Frontline of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, May 15 from 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT)

Featuring Deany Laliotis LICSW and Karen Alter-Reid Ph D

Join me and Karen Alter-Reid for an exploration of fine-tuning EMDR protocols and methodology to help healthcare professionals working on the frontline with COVID-19 patients.

Karen is known for her pioneering EMDR work with first responders following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Gulf Coast and the Christmas Day Fire in Stamford CT She and I will use examples from our own clinical work to illustrate:

  • the many different ways this unprecedented trauma is affecting frontline healthcare professionals
  • strategies for working with past and present in a contained way to relieve pressure on early memory networks
  • deciding when to pursue memory processing versus stabilizing with resource strategies
  • using recent events protocols to relieve emotional pressure, quiet the brain and restore a sense of equilibrium
  • building an alliance with clients who feel demoralized, powerless, burned out or hopeless
  • strategies for working with teams as well as individuals

I hope you will join us for Helping the Helpers—this Friday, May 15 at 12 pm ET (9 am PT).

This video event is FREE

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About Deany

​Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is an international trainer, clinical consultant, and practitioner of EMDR therapy, specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues. She’s been on the faculty of EMDR Institute, Inc. since 1993 and is currently the Director of Training. Most recently, Deany has co-authored a chapter on EMDR Therapy with Dr. Francine Shapiro in Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders as well as an article titled, “EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing Model: Integrative Treatment and Case Conceptualization,” in the Journal of Clinical Social Work. Deany was recently awarded the Francine Shapiro award for excellence by the EMDR International Association.

About Karen

​Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with specialties in first responder treatment and trans-generational trauma. She is a Regional EMDR Institute Trainer, HAP Trainer, EMDRIA Specialty Presenter and Senior EMDR Consultant and Trainer for the Integrative Trauma Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in NYC. Dr. Alter-Reid co-created a program, “Therapy for Therapists” to provide intensive EMDR therapy to mental health clinicians who experience ‘shared primary trauma’ with their patients. This model was used following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and with Sandy Hook clinicians following the school shootings. As Co-Clinical Director of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, she oversees clinical treatment for area first responders and healthcare professionals. She has presented her work nationally and internationally.


May 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
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