Making EMDR more available in emergency situations: G-TEP a Group Application of the EMDR Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP)

Elan Shapiro

Sunday 19 june 2016

11:45 - 12:45h at Everest

Categories: Early intervention, Group therapy, Acute trauma

Parallel session: Early interventions



The accessibility of EMDR therapy in emergency and disaster situations is often limited by the shortage of trained clinicians immediately available when relatively large numbers of trauma victims are involved. Inspired by Rolf Carriere's call for 'scaling up' EMDR, the issues involved are discussed and a new group EMDR protocol is presented. This presentation gives a brief overview of the EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) and presents a new practical application: the EMDR G-TEP (Group Traumatic Episode Protocol) –with its worksheet format for simplified utilisation in emergency situations. Further applications are discussed. The EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP have shown beneficial results in controlled studies conducted by Turkish colleagues working with Syrian refugees.


Learning objectives

1. Describe the rationale for developing group EMDR protocols

2. Demonstrate the application the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) for groups

3. Identify key features, procedures and concepts of the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP)

4. Comprehend the advantages of using a worksheet based structured protocol

5. Critically consider the utilisation of the G-TEP for Early EMDR Intervention in mass emergency situations 

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  • Location(s)
  • plattegrond Everest