EMDR: Clinical Applications for Traumatized Adopted Children, Veterans with PTSD, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims

  • 04 Jun 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Alliant International University-Fresno Campus


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San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association

proudly offers

EMDR: Clinical Applications for Traumatized Adopted Children, Veterans with PTSD, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims 

presented by

Edward H. Kotin, Ph.D.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment originally designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories  EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to bring these to an adaptive resolution through the use of lateral eye movements and other external sensory stimulation. This presentation will provide an overview of EMDR therapy and its' application with veterans suffering from PTSD, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and traumatized adopted children.  It will also include a live demonstration of EMDR with opportunities for discussion.

This educational offering will be taught at a introductory level.  Minimum requirements include participation in a masters or doctoral degree program in psychology, social work, counseling, or other related field.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical basis of EMDR and describe theories about how and why it works
  2. Describe how the concept of trauma changes the entire psycho-diagnostic paradigm
  3. Describe how the practice of EMDR is applied to veterans with PTSD
  4. Describe how the practice of EMDR is applied to domestic violence and sexual assault victims
  5. Describe how the practice of EMDR is applied to traumatized adopted children and integrated into story telling and play therapy
  6. Demonstrate techniques used in EMDR


Sunday, June 4, 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

Check in opens at 8:30am

Alliant International University-Fresno Campus

5130 E. Clinton Way Fresno, CA

Across from Fresno Yosemite Airport 




About the Presenter:  Edward Kotin, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and an alumni of the California School of Professional Psychology (San Diego, 1984).  Currently maintaining a private practice in San Marcos, TX, Dr. Kotin is also the Lead Therapist for Adult Probation with Hays County Dept. of Community Supervision and Corrections.  He is certified in EMDR and has practiced it for over ten years.  Dr. Kotin developed, facilitated, and supervised the Domestic Violence Prevention Program at Adult Probation in San Marcos, TX between 2000 and 2016.  He is also a member of the Critical Incident Debriefing Team with the San Marcos Police Department.        



Continuing Education: Six (6) continuing education credits provided by the Sullivan Center for Children upon payment of fees, full attendance, and completion of the program evaluation will be rewarded. No partial credit will be awarded.  The Sullivan Center for Children is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Sullivan Center for Children maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA is a recognized and approved continuing education provider of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.




For questions, comments, or concerns regarding Sullivan Center for Children CE program content, material, registration, or any related manners, please contact our Continuing Education Program Coordinator Lisa Ganiron, Psy.D., at (559) 271-1186 ext. 132 or email elisabethganiron@sc4c.com



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