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Using EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide Survivors Registration

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Event Information

Dates01/27/2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LocationLas Vegas, NV


Completion of EMDR Part I training.

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

EAP and Human Resources


"Using the EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide

Survivors & Victims of Other Violent Crimes”


Monday, January 27, 2020

9:00am to 4:00pm

Delta Point Building - Suite 160 (First Floor)
901 Rancho Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106


Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW


8:30am to 9:00am



9:00 to 9:30

  • Presenter experience with developing the Urban Trauma Center, in Hew Haven, Ct., providing EMDR treatment services for homicide survivors and with the Greater New Haven TRN and the New Haven Police Department

  • What is a “Homicide survivor” – define

  • The scope of mass casualty events in the United States – video tape

  • Three (3) crucial crisis issues related to working with homicide survivors and victims of violent crimes – emotional presence, focused/time limited assessment and debriefing in Phase IV


    9:30 to 10:30

  • What is the EMDR Recent Event Protocol?

  • When is it appropriate to use the Recent Event Protocol?

  • Review from Part I EMDR Therapy Training – handout from the Part I Manual

  • How is the assessment done using the Recent Event Protocol?

  • Engagement and how to support the assessment process – Phase II

  • Language and self-care


    10:30 to 12:00

  • What is the “Visual Assessment Tool” and how is it helpful in structuring and successfully completing the assessment?

  • Demonstration – client audio tape of developing targets with the client and deciding where to start in Phases III and IV.

  • Completing the assessment in one session – beginning, middle & end, script handout

  • Client feedback – “informing conference”


    12:00 to 1:15 - Lunch on your own


    1:15 to 2:15

    Six Specific Techniques to support homicide survivors during use of the Recent Event Protocol

  • Be focused, directive and ask permission

  • Support, support & support – highly verbally active in Phase IV

  • Feedback, substantial debriefing & avoiding ambivalence

  • Be prepared for your feelings, reactions & transference

  • “Go to the body” four (4) important techniques with survivors

  • More than one session per week, when possible

  • Discussion and questions

  • EMD – crisis and emergency application, using the script, handout


    2:15 to 3:45

    Two affect management tools useful with survivors:

  • Healing Light Visualization, description, demonstration, handout


    One stone meditation

            3:30 to 4:00

  • Questions and closing



    deGraffenried Biography

Donald deGraffenried, LCSW joined the Trauma Recovery EMDR HAP staff in April of 2015 and his role is as the Program and Community Development Director. He is a passionate advocate for expanding EMDR into agency and community mental health settings and has started several agency based EMDR programs. He is especially interested in using EMDR in agency settings to work with the survivors of homicide and victims of other violent crimes.


He has presented this EMDR brief treatment training after mass casualty events in Sandy Hook, CT, Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV.

deGraffenried is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Approved Facilitator and a Senior Trainer for Part I and Part II for the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.  deGraffenried was invited to present papers at the EMDR International Association Annual Conferences in 2002 (San Diego), 2005 (Seattle), 2007 (Dallas), 2008 (Phoenix) and 2009 (Atlanta) and 2010 (Minneapolis). In 2006 he was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the EMDR International Association.

He is the author of four articles on home-based family interventions with multi problem families. In April of 2007 his article “EMDR and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Recipients: A Case Study of Trauma Treatment in The Home” was published by the EMDR International Association Newsletter. This article describes the home based use of EMDR with a victim of domestic violence, using a strength based, solution oriented and brief treatment model.









CEU Information

6 EMDRIA Credits – included in the registration fee


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing, by email, fax or letter.

Cancellation 14 Business Days (1/9/2020) Prior to Event Start Date:
Refund of basic training fee, less a $45 administrative fee, upon receipt of a written cancellation postmarked no later than 14 days prior to the Event's advertised start date (via letter, email (training@emdrhap.org), or FAX 203-288-4060.

Cancellation between 1/9/2020 and the 4th Business Day Prior to Event Start Date:
50% refund of basic training fee, upon receipt of a written cancellation postmarked no later than 4 days prior to the Event's advertised start date (via letter, email (training@emdrhap.org), or FAX 203-288-4060.

Cancellation Within 72 Hours of Event Start Date:
No refund for cancellations within 72 hours (3 days) of the Event's advertised start date.

Cancellation Regarding Inclement Weather
It is the policy of Trauma Recovery/HAP that trainings will go ahead during bad weather, unless Trauma Recovery/HAP decides the severity of conditions warrant canceling and/or municipal or state government offices are closed.

Registrants should make every reasonable effort to get to the training. If for some reason they are unable to make it to the training (e.g. their flight is cancelled), they would be required to provide proof of this and an exception could be made.

In the event that Trauma Recovery/HAP is forced to cancel the training (or if a host agency makes the decision to cancel a training), Trauma Recovery/HAP will email registrants to announce this.

If the training is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled and registrants will be transferred to the new date. Any registrants who are unable to make the new date will receive a full refund.