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Relational EMDR Therapy℠ - Examining the Self of the Therapist

This Masterclass is designed to give therapists who practice Relational EMDR Therapy℠ a unique opportunity to go into the Self of the therapist and how we show up in relationship to our clients. Read the complete description below.
Self of Therapist
Training Program Schedule
December 6, 2024: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
December 7, 2024: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
December 8, 2024: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Trainer / Trainers
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Training Coordinator
Loralee Bowen
Continuing Education Credits
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When you work with complex developmental trauma, you walk a tightrope—balancing the relational demands between you and your client while navigating the many challenges that arise along the way. So it’s no wonder that how we relate to our clients is so much part of how a session unfolds, both in and out of reprocessing, for better and for worse.  We’ve built in the time, support and safety you need to continue your own journey of self-understanding and healing so you can bring your best self to the challenging work of helping your clients heal, grow and thrive.

Take a Deep Dive Into Self.

We all have our own unique journeys that call us to this work.  And as part of the path towards becoming a therapist, we are beckoned to heal our own wounds so we can heal others. We ask our clients to be brave.  We, too, must be brave.  We ask our clients to tolerate the unknown.  We, too, must embrace uncertainty.  We ask our clients to trust the process.  So, we, too, have to let whatever happens, happen.  And there's more.  It's the WE of the relationship that create the conditions that make it possible for our clients to 'go there.'  But we have to accompany them every step of the way.


Dig Deep. Expand Your Capacity as a Healer.

The therapeutic relationship is key to the work we do. And focusing on that is central to this training retreat. It includes opportunities—through learning, clinical video cases and dyad work—to enhance your therapeutic presence and strengthen your capacity for relating to clients. Equally important is the exploration of powerful new ways to use the therapeutic relationship to help clients achieve healing and transformation. They include:

  • new conceptual maps that help you navigate Triangle of Trauma dynamics
  • understanding response patterns—our own and our clients'—that can set the triangle dynamic in motion
  • practical strategies that help facilitate repair and resolution
  • using EMDR to build and strengthen new adaptive patterns of response in a client

This is a Journey of Discovery—Both Personal and Professional.

We’ll explore together what it's like to work with some of the most challenging clients and discover how they can also be the most rewarding. We’ll work on ourselves so we can bring our highest Self to our work every day. When we are consistently present as our best selves in the moment with our clients, we are most able to help them navigate the uncharted emotional territory between themselves and others. 

Here's what your colleague has to say:

I’ve practiced EMDR for 25 years and Deany’s trainings and strategies still offer me new opportunities to continue to grow and enhance my skills and treatment perspectives. Her trainings are always an edifying and gratifying experience, and I recommend them to all—especially those of us well seasoned and ready to learn more and grow.

James F. Lassiter , Ph. D., ABPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Chesapeake, VA
James F. Lassiter