The EMDR Network of Greater Kansas City (EMDRGKC) is a volunteer organization which supports continued learning and skill development in the application of EMDR therapy. It also facilitates the exchange of innovations that emerge from the EMDR community nationally and internationally to local members.
Becoming a Member
Are you EMDR trained?
To be a member of the EMDR Network of Greater Kansas City, it is expected that you have completed at least part of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR training. There is no charge for membership. To join and be added to the emailing list, email us. Benefits of membership include the following.
EMDR Therapist Directory
Get listed and start receiving referrals
Members are eligible to be listed for free in our EMDR Therapist Directory. This directory can be viewed and downloaded on our Home page by those in the public seeking an EMDR therapist and other clinicians wanting to make referrals.
EMDR Therapists: click here to be added to our Directory OR to update your current listing.
EMDRGKC Facebook Group
Connect with local EMDR therapists on Facebook
The EMDRGKC Facebook Group is a closed group available for
resource sharing and referrals (without Personal Health Information). Due to online confidentiality issues, case consultation is not allowed. Approval to join the Group requires the reading of the EMDRGKC Facebook Group Policies and Guidelines and appropriate credentials (e.g., EMDR training).
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EMDR therapy has a steep learning curve, so therapists often need support and encouragement to gain professional confidence and mastery of EMDR clinical skills. They often benefit from conferring with experienced trauma therapists about standard and innovative approaches with challenging clients. For this reason, a FREE monthly EMDR Study Group for any mental health professional who has completed at least part of an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training is available:
Meet with EMDR colleagues to discuss books about EMDR therapy and other relevant topics. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 2, 2020 and we will be discussing chapters 7 & 8 of EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach by Anabel Gonzalez & Dolores Mosquera.
1st Thursday of Every Month
7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are meeting via Zoom. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, email Susan at emdrGkc@gmail.com
Books read previously by our book club:
*When There Are No Words, Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.
*Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy, Editors Carol Forgash and Margaret Copeley
*EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment ,by Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger
*Attachment Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, by Laurel Parnell
*Pain Control with EMDR: Treatment Manual by Mark Grant
EMDR Therapist Peer Group
Consult with your peers
The EMDR Therapist Peer Group invites all EMDR therapists who are certified OR actively working towards certification to join us once a month to hone skills and talk about relevant issues that come up in practice.
This group hopes to help you:
* Gain insight, guidance and peer support for challenging cases
* Learn about and share relevant trainings, training materials, and other resources
* Engage in an open discussion on a specific topic each month that is relevant and useful.
Snacks and coffee are provided.
No CEs for attendance.
3rd Saturday of Every Month
(does not meet in December)
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Due to the COVID-19 situation, this group is meeting via Zoom.
EMDR Research Focused Study Group - this group has been cancelled indefinitely
Learn about EMDR research
Join other EMDR therapists to learn about research based topics such as Multicultural Issues & EMDR and Alternative Therapies & EMDR. This group is open to EMDR certified therapists and clinicians in the process of actively becoming certified.