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Banner image with text 2024 HAP Conference Enhancing Community Recovery and Response with EMDR. Dates are August 23 through 25, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA.

2024 HAP Conference: Enhancing Community Recovery and Response with EMDR

Dates: August 23-25, 2024
Pre-Conference training August 21-22, 2024

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1200 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

In-Person | Anticipated 200+ Attendees | Expanded to 3 Days

Are you eager to engage with the global EMDR community in a collaborative setting to advance the mission of worldwide healing? Look no further than the 2024 HAP Conference, presented by Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.

The HAP Conference is designed to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, and personal connections. Attendees will have the chance to engage directly with presenters, exhibitors, and like-minded professionals. This interactive environment fosters valuable discussions, idea exchange, and the cultivation of enduring professional relationships to propel your career forward and shape the future of EMDR collectively.

Pre-Conference Training: R-TEP/G-TEP

Conference attendees have the option to sign up for a two-day pre-conference training in R-TEP/G-TEP. Registration cost is discounted for conference attendees, however, availability is limited and will be first come, first served. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – Thursday, August 22, 2024
8:30am – 4:30pm each day

On-site, in-person
The Independence Ballroom
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Cost: $299.00

Attendees can earn 14 CEs (additional $20 cost) and 14 EMDRIA Credits (cost included with registration). To register, select the add-on ticket for the Pre-Conference Training during your Conference Registration process. 

Keynote Speakers

Robbie Dunton, MS, MA

Photo of Robbie Dunton.Robbie Dunton, MS, MA, is the Executive Director of the EMDR Institute of Francine Shapiro. She has been a business partner of Dr Francine Shapiro since 1990 and co-owner and Administrative Director of the EMDR Institute since its inception. In 1995, Robbie helped establish and has served as the Treasurer of the Trauma Recovery/HAP Board. Prior to working with Dr Shapiro and the EMDR Institute, she was the Associate Director of the Developmental Learning Center in San Jose, California. In addition, she had an educational consulting private practice, working with adults, children and adolescents with ADD, ADHD and a wide variety of learning related issues.  She taught child development and nutrition courses for the local community college and other organizations.

Ana M Gómez, MC, LPC

Ana M Gómez, MC, LPC is the founder and director of the AGATE Institute in Phoenix, AZ. She is a psychotherapist, author, and an international speaker on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents with complex and developmental trauma as well as generational wounds and dissociation. She has led workshops and keynote presentations around the world to thousands of clinicians. Ana is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Ana is the author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation and several book chapters and articles on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents. In addition, she is the author of multiple children’s books and therapeutic tools. Ana has developed numerous intensive training programs and protocols that include the EMDR-Sandtray Protocol and The Systemic, EMDR- Attachment Informed Program to Heal Intergenerational Trauma & Repair the Parent-Child Attachment Bond. Ana was the recipient of the 2023 “Francine Shapiro Award” from EMDRIA, the 2011 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Arizona Play Therapy Association, and the 2012 Sierra Tucson “Hope Award.”

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Our conference attendees represent leading professionals in the fields of EMDR therapy, trauma treatment, and disaster response. Our conference allows organizations to network with attendees who have traveled from around the globe to be present.

Benefits for conference sponsors & exhibitors include the opportunity to generate new leads, increase visibility for your company, network with mental health professionals from around the country, and advertise to a wide range of attendees.

View and download the 2024 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1200 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

A special conference room block rate is available! Room reservations must be made by July 31, 2024.

Click here to make a reservation.

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Call for Presentations

October 13, 2023
Call for Presentations Opens

January 2, 2024
Call for Presentations Closes


Early Bird Pricing
March 4 – April 15, 2024

April 16 – August 22, 2024

August 23 – 25, 2024

Thank you to our 2024 Title Sponsor:

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About Our Annual Conference

Presented by Trauma Recovery/HAP, the HAP Conference provides EMDR therapists and Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) volunteers an opportunity to network, build community, and expand their skills and knowledge. Relevant keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions make for a dynamic, engaging two-day, in-person event.

Intended Audience: EMDR trained clinicians
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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