EMDR Canada 2019 Annual Conference


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 Québec, this year’s Conference will be held in Vancouver city (BC) on April 12-13-14 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront.  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.  Please note that it is most convenient to fly into Vancouver airport (YVR) if you are travelling via air.

To learn more about the tourist activities to do in Vancouver City, visit the TOURISM VANCOUVER website.



Title of the presentation
Healing the Traumatized Self: How to Manage Complex Clinical Situations in Trauma Treatment

 Workshop Abstract:  This lecture will discuss complex clinical situations that regularly arise during trauma treatment. Posttraumatic symptoms that arise across five dimensions of consciousness, including time, thought, body, emotion, and intersubjectivity will be discussed. Clinical case examples will be used throughout the lecture, and neurobiologically informed treatment strategies will be discussed. 

Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialized in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 150 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book ‘Healing the traumatized self: consciousness, neuroscience, treatment’ with Paul Frewen.


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 Handouts Online

After a successful experience between 2016 and 2018, handouts will be again available on our website in 2019. Unless otherwise specified, all handouts for the 2019 EMDR Canada Annual Conference will be available online on the EMDR Canada website as of April 5th until May 14th 2019.  The access code will be provided on your registration receipt.  All access code must be enter with CAPITAL LETTERS.  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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