Annual Spring Conference

WMass EMDRIA Announces Ruth Lanius, MD PhD as 2018 Keynote

The 14th Western Mass EMDRIA State of that Art EMDR Conference will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 in Amherst, MA. This year’s conference will feature  a cutting edge presentation of original neuroscientific research on EMDR by a leader in the field of traumatic stress studies, Ruth Lanius, MD, Phd.

Dr Lanius holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario where she is also Professor of Psychiatry and director of the PTSD research unit. Dr. Lanius has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters and her work has been supported by the EMDR Research Foundation along with numerous other governmental and private funders. She has co-authored books on early life adversity and lifetime health and on the neuro-phenomenology and treatment of psychological trauma and has contributed to significant advances in the study of complex traumatization, dissociation, mindful reflection, and emotion regulation as well as the treatment of PTSD, dissociative disorders and other comorbid conditions. She lectures nationally and internationally on the neuroscience, psychobiology and treatment of traumatic stress.

Dr. Lanius’s Keynote will focus on results and discussion of her most recent treatment outcome study of the functional neuroanatomy of EMDR Therapy.  We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to welcome Dr. Lanius to Western Mass and look forward to featuring her presentation at the 2018 SOTA Conference.

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2018 Conference Call for Workshop Proposals Now Open

In addition, the Western Mass EMDRIA Regional Network Steering Committee, which sponsors and organizes the conference, is inviting proposals for 90 and 180-minute presentations and workshops. We are eager to receive proposals for engaging, up-to-date treatment and practice-related presentations that feature topics of recognized relevance and importance to our community of EMDR clinicians. We are most interested in fresh, accessible, well-articulated and user-friendly workshops featuring experiential learning opportunities and a practice-related focus.

Click Here to access the full Call for Proposals or to submit your proposal online.