Session 105

Comparison of PIPA Group Trauma Reduction Program results between EMDR-Trained and non-EMDR-Trained Therapists in Ethiopia


The demand for helping people recover from trauma is rapidly increasing throughout the world. Individual EMDR is not often practical in handling the growing number of people who need immediate help. The “PIPA” group trauma program can be offered in a format that can be easily taught to therapists and be administered quickly to both large and small groups of traumatized people. The PIPA program was created by Dr. Esly Carvalho, Ph.D. and by Silvia Guz, psychologist, who have combined psychoeducation about trauma, a resourcing exercise called “the Pillars of Life”, Group Flash, and Quadrants, (an adaptation of IGTP), to reduce the intensity of trauma for multiple people in a one-day, 3-5 hour meeting, or in 2 to 3 shorter meetings over several days or weeks.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn about the PIPA program and see actual data about its success in reducing trauma symptoms in a group format for survivors of various types of trauma.
  2. Attendees will understand the statistical results from both EMDR-trained and non-EMDR trained therapists, illustrating the effectiveness that a few therapists can have for large groups of traumatized individuals. 
  3. Attendees will acquire a new perspective on the effectiveness of group trauma work for multiple types of trauma. 

Solomon Abebe, Licensed Counseling Psychologist

Dorothy Ashman, MA

Sik-Lam Wong, PhD, LMFT

Day & Time: Friday, April 21
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Length of time: 90 minutes

Credits: 1.5 EMDRIA CEUs and 1.5 CEs
*Pending approval.

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