EMDR Canada 2017 Annual Conference

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 Conference title: EMDR: Processing, healing and creating 

The EMDR clinicians who gave birth to EMDR Canada in 1998 came from Newfoundland, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British-Columbia, Ontario and New-Brunswick. Ever since, EMDR Canada has made great efforts to provide services across Canada in both English and French.

We will continue to try to reach out as much as possible to all Regions across the country in the future. After a successful Conference in Toronto in 2016, this year’s Conference will be held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta.  On the West Coast, on the East Coast or in the Center of Canada, we all have the same goal to support and promote high standards of EMDR practice and research.

It is most convenient to fly into Calgary airport (YYC) if you are travelling via air.  Banff is a 90-minute drive from Calgary. There are shuttles available from the Calgary airport to the Banff Centre. Please visit the following link to receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter shuttle service.  Proceed through the reservation and type -EMDR- in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount or call (888) 449-2901 and mention you are attending the EMDR conference.

The entire conference will take place at the Banff Centre, so it is not necessary to have a car unless you want to do some sight seeing in Banff National Park.  Should you choose to rent a car, parking is free on a first come, first serve basis at the Banff Centre. To learn more about the tourist activities to do in Alberta, visit the website TRAVEL ALBERTA.

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Treatment of fears and other anxiety-related conditions with EMDR

Over the recent years we have learned a great deal about how EMDR should be applied to get the best results in resolving disturbing memories and other mental representations that are critical in the development and maintenance of clients’ fears. This presentation focuses on EMDR as a treatment of fears, specific phobias and other anxiety-related conditions. Participants will learn to conceptualize cases in terms of how EMDR should be applied to make the treatments successful, and to use the ‘flashforward strategy’, a relatively new approach to alleviate anticipatory fears. The presentation will be illustrated by video segments of treatment sessions using EMDR with a wide range of clients.

Ad de Jongh, PhD is clinical psychologist and professor of Anxiety and Behavior Disorders at the University of Amsterdam. Further, he is honorary professor at Salford University in Manchester, approved trainer for the EMDR Europe association, board member of the Dutch EMDR Association (VEN), and the EMDR Europe Association. He is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and involved in research on the efficacy of evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of patient groups, including traumatized children, people with intellectual disabilities and with complex psychiatric conditions. He (co-) authored about 300 scientifics articles/book chapters and 6 books on his areas of expertise.

Link to Ad de Jongh’s handouts on fears and phobias



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Programs of the conference


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Handouts Online

After a successful experience in 2016, handouts will be again available on our website this year. Unless otherwise specified, all handouts for the 2017 EMDR Canada Annual Conference will be available online on the EMDR Canada website as of April 15, 2017.  The access code will be provided on your registration receipt.  Please be sure to print or dowload the handouts for all the workshops you will be attending.  Hard copies will not be available at the conference.



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The organizing team