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A Tour of Trauma Sensitive Techniques for the EMDR Practitioner

EMDR works well with a variety of clients and challenges because it utilizes everyone’s natural ability to digest experiences via the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP). EMDR also adapts well to the inclusion of elements of other therapies, additional techniques, and protocols, which can help clients build internal resources, reduce symptoms, and utilize EMDR for healing. In this workshop we will learn several techniques and protocols that clinicians can use before, during and after using EMDR with clients. Via lecture, discussion, client videos and practicum, we will learn Positive Parts on the Team, The Culture and Community Affirmation technique, Early Trauma Protocol (Paulsen & O’Shea), Urge to Avoid (Knipe) and Scribble it Out Technique (Kiesling). We will review Feeling State Protocol (Miller) if time permits.


Kriss Jarecki, LCSW-R
Harmonyhearth Center for Wisdom

Kriss Jarecki, LCSW-R, has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR and an advanced training provider. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years’ experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving teens through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. Kriss also provides several trauma related trainings such as Integrating Neuroscientific Interventions in Trauma Treatment, A Tour of Trauma Sensitive Techniques for the EMDR Practitioner, IFS Meets EMDR and Journey of the LGBTQ+ Community from Trauma to Triumph. Kriss presented “From Trauma to Triumph: Journey to Resiliency in the Community of Those with a Disability at the EMDR Canada 2022 conference and the EMDR International Association 2022 conference. You can email Kriss at harmonyhearth64@gmail.com

Her book, Say That Again: A Smorgasbord of Suggestions, Sayings and Scripts for the EMDR Practitioner was published on August 17, 2022. https://store.bookbaby.com/book/say-that-again


Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 7CEs

EMDRIA approved for 7 CEs

Participants must have completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training.



9:00-10:15 Cultural / Community Resource Technique via discussion, client video and practicum.  Positive Parts on the Team- Discussion, script, and client video.

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-12:15: Positive Parts on the Team practicum. Urge to Avoid discussion, script and client video

12:15-12:45: Lunch

12:45-1:45: Urge to Avoid practicum.  

1:45-2:00: Break

2:00-3:00: Scribble it out group practicum

3:00-3:10: Break

3:10-5:00: Early Trauma Protocol and *Feeling State Protocol via discussion, script and a client video. Wrap up and questions.


Learning Objectives

  1. Utilize Scribble it Out Protocol
  2. Practice Positive Parts on the Team
  3. Demonstrate Urge to Avoid Protocol
  4. Describe the Early Trauma Protocol
  5. Integrate the Cultural Community Affirmation Protocol into your practice
  6. Utilize Scribble it Out Protocol
  7. Practice Positive Parts on the Team
  8. Demonstrate Urge to Avoid Protocol
  9. Describe the Early Trauma Protocol
  10. Integrate the Cultural Community Affirmation Protocol into your practice