Fall 2019 Announcements / Updates

Dearest EMDR community-

My name is Michelle Marchese and I am writing you on behalf of the Western Mass EMDRIA Board of Directors (previously the Steering Committee). We are in the process of some major changes, and want to share some of them with you all.

THANK YOU: After so many years of dedicated and inspired service, Jim Helling has stepped down from the board and as Regional Coordinator. It feels almost impossible to thank Jim enough for all he has done for the local community … But don’t let that stop you from trying if you see him!

After two previous years on the board, I am stepping into the positions of Board President and Regional Coordinator. If you and I don’t know each other yet, I’d love to hear from you via email or at one of our upcoming events, if you like.

WMASS CONFERENCE NEWS: We are thrilled to announce that we WILL be providing CEUS for psychologists this year! We have decided to partner with R. Cassidy Seminars in order to make our annual conference as useful and accessible to as many community members as possible. We will also continue to provide CEUs and EMDRIA credits for a range of disciplines.

CONFERENCE NEWS Part II and III: It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can finally tell you that Robin Shapiro will be our keynote for the March 28, 2020 conference! Her morning keynote will be on EMDR and Depression and her afternoon workshop on Ego State Interventions. Also, within the next few weeks, keep a look out for our Call for Workshop Proposals if you are interested in presenting at our conference this year. We are particularly interested in supporting a range of local expertise so please let us know if we can support your application.

NEW WEBSITE AND DIRECTORY: Coming soon! Stay tuned.

FALL MEETING: Is on October 22th, 2019 so SAVE THE DATE! We will be hosting a panel of local EMDR practitioners discussing different approaches to the same complex trauma case.

Are you attending the NATIONAL EMDRIA CONFERENCE next month? Board members Melysa Friedman and Desiree Lowit and I will all be attending the conference and are coordinating a meet-up with interested local colleagues! Please email me directly if you are interested in connecting. (We are also excited to be supporting local member and past Regional Co-Coordinator, Stephanie Baird at her inaugural national conference workshop!)

FIND US: Via our WMASS EMDR Regional Network Facebook page! Find interesting articles, memes, and videos on trauma treatment and recovery. As well as event updates.

Here’s to sharing a new season of learning and networking with you all,

Michelle Marchese, LICSW

and on behalf of the rest of the Board:  Elizabeth Barron, Cheryl Case, Melysa Friedman, Desiree Lowit, Sandra Murphy,  Joanna Vaughn