R-TEP/G-TEP 2-Day Workshop

EMDR has demonstrated effectiveness in treating chronic PTSD and old trauma memories, yet Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) has received less attention from EMDR researchers or clinicians. EEI may be used to treat acute distress (before trauma memories have been integrated) and provide brief intervention, possibly on successive days, that may prevent complications and strengthen resilience.

The Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) is part of a comprehensive approach to Early EMDR Intervention (EEI). This workshop incorporates and extends existing protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety. Checking for sub-clinical sticking points which can obstruct Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) and don’t necessarily show up on the DSM radar, the R-TEP may reduce sensitization and accumulation of trauma memories.

The EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) is a group application of the EMDR Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP).

This portion of the workshop presents a new practical application with a worksheet format for simplified utilization in emergency situations. The EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP have shown beneficial results in controlled studies conducted by Turkish colleagues working with Syrian refugees.

The R-TEP/G-TEP workshop is taught with video case illustrations, live demonstration and a practicum.

Eligibility Requirements
Trauma Recovery/HAP is hosting this workshop for its Trauma Recovery Network volunteer groups, EMDRIA regional councils, and all EMDR clinicians who have completed Part I and Part II of Basic EMDR Training (proof of completion of EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training required if not trained by HAP).
R-TEP Workshop Details
This two-day workshop (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) teaches how to apply EMDR for early intervention in emergent trauma situations. Appropriate for participants who have completed both levels of Basic EMDR training and are advanced level practitioners.

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol and the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol. Specifically, a professional will:

  1. Identify when Early EMDR Intervention is appropriate
  2. Apply Early EMDR clinical skills with additional measures for containment and safety
  3. Recognize the key features, and concepts of R-TEP.
  4. Identify and comprehend key features, procedures and concepts of the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply the G-TEP in their clinical practice
  6. Evaluate the significance of the G-TEP and Early EMDR Intervention.

Why (EEI) & Why R-TEP? Definitions, Backgrounds, Existing Protocols
What is R-TEP? Key Concepts, Flow Chart, Questions
How to do R-TEP?
R-TEP Demonstration and Practice
Theory, Research, Summary

Learn G-TEP protocol & key concepts, with video case illustrations & flow chart
Demonstration of procedures
Role play practice of mechanics of G-TEP in small groups
Theory, Research, Summary

Fee for R-TEP Workshop

Please refer to our Training Schedule for prices of currently scheduled R-TEP/G-TEP Workshops.


12 EMDRIA Credits, 12 CEU Credits

Hosting agencies may request HAP to arrange for 12CEUs. Eligible trainees will be allowed to purchase these CEUs from www.ce-classes.com using keycodes which will be emailed to them after their attendance at the training has been confirmed and payment has been received.

Alternatively, agencies may apply for CEUs on their own for their training event. HAP will provide all necessary documentation to agencies who choose to apply for CEUs.

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R-TEP Workshop Authors:

Elan Shapiro is a Psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of experience working in a community psychological service in upper Nazareth. Originally specializing in Adlerian psychology, he came to EMDR in 1989 after attending one of the first trainings Francine Shapiro ever gave. In 1994, he became an EMDR Institute Facilitator and was among the founding members of EMDR Europe. He is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Secretary of the EMDR Europe Association.

Brurit Laub is a senior Clinical Psychologist, with over 30 years of experience working in a community mental health center in Israel. She is an accredited supervisor in psychotherapy and family therapy. She lives in Rehovot and is in private practice. In 1998, she became an EMDR Institute Facilitator, and she is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant. She developed a Resource Connection Envelope (RCE) to the Standard EMDR Protocol and presented it in workshops and EMDR Conferences in Israel and abroad. She is a co-author of “Co-Therapy with Individuals, Families and Groups”- Jason Aronson, 1994 and “Innovative Interventions in Psychotherapy”- Universal Publishers 2006.