EMDR Network of Greater Kansas City
What we do
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, email us and include in your message from whom you received your EMDR training.
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).
To find us, copy and paste the following into your web browser:
EMDR Study Group
Learn from other EMDR therapists
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:
2nd Thursday of Every Month
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, this Group is currently meeting via Zoom. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMDRGKC Book Club
Do you like to read books about EMDR?
Meet via Zoom with EMDR colleagues to discuss books about EMDR therapy and other relevant topics. Here is what we are reading next:
October 6, 2022 - EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing, Edited by Robin Shapiro, Chapters 12, 13 and 14.
November 3, 2022 - EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing, Edited by Robin Shapiro, Chapters 15 and 16
December 1, 2022 - EMDR Solutions II: For Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance, and More, Edited by Robin Shapiro, Chapters TBD
For more information and to receive the Zoom link, email Susan at emdrGkc@gmail.com
1st Thursday of Every Month
7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Books previously read 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 and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach, by Anabel Gonzalez & Dolores Mosquera
*Working with Voices and Dissociative Parts: A trauma-informed approach, by Dolores Mosquera
*EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation, by Jim Knipe
*EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, by Jamie Marich and Stephen Dansiger
*Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures (Third Edition), by Francine Shapiro
*Easy Ego State Interventions: Strategies for Working with Parts, by Robin Shapiro
*EMDR Resources in the COVID-19 Era (click to download PDF)
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 for quarterly in person meetings.
No CEs for attendance.
3rd Saturday of Every Month (does not meet in December)
Virtual Zoom Meetings: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Quarterly In Person Meetings: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Email Jennifer Worth, LCSW, LSCSW at email@example.com or Mary Bradley, LCSW, LSCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the email list for regular updates. Updates are also posted on the EMDRGKC Facebook page.
EMDR Research Focused Study Group
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.
1st Saturday of Every Month
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Free CEs Provided
For more information and to obtain the Zoom link contact:
Alfredo Munoz, Ed. S, LCPC at 816-668-3967
or Paul Hendrix, LPC at 816-875-6120
Northland EMDR Therapy
Community and Study Group
Join us to connect with other Northland therapists and further our EMDR practice
Peer group for EMDR Therapists practicing in the Northland of Kansas City, who have completed the Basic Training for EMDR, or at any point beyond. Not for certification or CEUs. No cost.
2nd Wednesday of Every Month
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Zoom for now
Hosted by Erica Bench, Carmen McHenry and Victoria Ford
Email to sign up: Victoria@waterstreetcounseling.com
We look forward to meeting live in the future!