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Episode #23:  EMDR: The Basics of a Powerful Therapeutic Intervention

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Episode #23:  EMDR: The Basics of a Powerful Therapeutic Intervention

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Episode #23:  EMDR: The Basics of a Powerful Therapeutic Intervention
EDMR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. In this episode we feature expert Marisol Solarte-Erlacher, M.A., LPC. iMarisol Solarte-Erlaches a trauma expert, speaker and trainer specializing in post-traumatic growth and resilience. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Resilience and Resistance, which features successful Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color who have overcome trauma and become resilient. As the primary therapist of her own practice, Marisol works with high-functioning adults who have experienced developmental trauma. She improves employee wellness and functionality as a consultant for corporations and nonprofits. Her dedication to Latinx communities is evident in her research and public-speaking engagements as well as her previous work with the non-profits Sisters of Color United for Education and the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program. A leader in her field, she has served as a clinical supervisor, curriculum developer, report writer, and board member for educational, non-profit, and governmental entities. She resides in Denver, CO and enjoys mountain adventures, coffee, and live music.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basics of EDMR
  2. Analyze how EDMR effects the brain
  3. Identify the 8 phases of EDMR

Additional Resources


  • Carlson, J. G., Chemtob, C. M., Rusnak, K., Hedlund, N. L., & Muraoka, M. Y. (1998). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR) treatment for combat‐related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress: Official Publication of The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 11(1), 3-24.
  • Hyer, L. (1995). Use of EMDR in a” dementing” PTSD survivor. Clinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental Health.
  • Shapiro, F. (2017). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures. Guilford Publications.

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