The Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning

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The Presenter:  Roger M. Solomon, Ph.D.

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 7.38.18 PMDr. Roger Solomon is a psychologist specializing in the areas of trauma and grief.  Dr. Solomon has co-authored and co-presented with Onno van der Hart, Ph.D. and Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis Ph.D.  on the utilization of EMDR therapy with complex trauma. He has been Senior Faculty with the EMDR Institute since 1993 and was trained by  Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. the founder of EMDR. He teaches the EMDR basic training nationally and internationally; and he has developed and presents advanced workshops on EMDR and grief, complex and acute trauma, psychological first aid, and working with first responders.  Recently he taught workshops on the utilization of EMDR with complex trauma and grief in Israel.  He regularly consults with the US Senate, providing direct services through the Senate Employee Assistance Program. He has authored or co-authored 41 articles and book chapters pertaining to EMDR, trauma, grief, acute trauma and law enforcement stress. 

This is an EMDR Advanced Training that will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13, 2019 in Allen (north of Dallas), Texas at the Garden Hilton Inn.

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Intended Audience:

This workshop is for mental health professionals who are trained in EMDR and have completed a full EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapist training (formerly known as “Level1 and Level2”).


Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Allen
705 Central Expressway South
Allen, Texas 75013
Tel: 214-547-1700
Booking Link


Early Bird $375.00 – until March 29, 20, 2019.   After March 29, 2019 – $425.00

The Program:

This workshop will focus on integrating EMDR therapy into
the treatment of grief and mourning. The death of a loved one can be a time of unparalleled distress and adaptation to the loss can be very challenging. Even when uncomplicated, bereavement can result in significant psychological, behavioral, social, physical, and economic consequences (Osterweis, Solomon, & Green, 1984; Solomon & Rando, 2007, 2012, 2015).   EMDR therapy can be integrated into the treatment of grief and mourning to process the distressing memories and present trigger that complicate the bereavement, and enable the mourner to assimilate and accommodate the loss.

Attachment theory increases our understanding of complicated grief and mourning and explains individual differences.   Research has shown that attachment style is an important determinant of how one grieves.  The loss of a significant person in adulthood can evoke many of the same feelings and responses that accompanied separation from an attachment figure during childhood (Kosminsky & Jordan, 2016).   Consequently, understanding attachment theory can guide the EMDR clinician in identification and treatment of the maladaptively stored information complicating the grief.

This presentation will discuss grief and mourning, the processes the mourner has to go through for adaptive assimilation and accommodation of the loss, factors that can complicate bereavement, and how EMDR can be integrated into an overall treatment plan.  Attachment theory and other models of grief will be presented that can inform EMDR therapy.   Heavy emphasis is placed throughout the workshop on the analysis of the clinical material.  Videotapes of EMDR sessions will be used to illustrate the application of EMDR to the grief and mourning of traumatic bereavement as well as to demonstrate the “art” of EMDR.  Case presentations and live demonstrations are utilized.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand grief and mourning, and factors that complicate the grief
  • Identify the processes necessary for assimilation and accommodation of loss
  • Understand attachment theory and its relation to grief and mourning
  • Understand how to integrate EMDR therapy into a treatment framework for grief and loss.

Teaching Methods:

  • Lecture
  • Live demonstrations 1-2 per day
  • Video demonstrations

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The Program:

Day 1: Friday, April 12, 2019

0830-0900  Registration
0900-10:30 Introduction to grief and mourning, attachment and loss
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 A framework for understanding the clinical processes necessary for the assimilation and accommodation of loss

12:00 – 1:15  Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 Utilization of EMDR with grief and mourning
2:45 – 3:00  Break
3:00 –  5:00 Videotape of sessions
Case discussion
Summary and wrap up

Day 2:  Saturday, April 13, 2019

0830-0900  Registration
0900-10:30 Utilization of EMDR with grief and mourning: trauma and grief
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00  Trauma and grief, continued”  video demonstration

12:00 – 1:15  Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 Utilization of EMDR with grief and mourning, continued
2:45 – 3:00  Break
3:00 –  5:00 Videotape of sessions
Case discussion
Summary and wrap up



Your tuition is refundable less a processing fee of $75.00 up to 10 days prior to the workshop date.  After 10 days prior, no credit is given.

Texas residents:  14 EMDRIA Credits and 14 Texas LPC, LCSW and MFT Credits are provided by CompassionWorks.  (Partial credit is not given.)  This workshop is EMDRIA Approved.

Out-of-State:  Credits for Psychologists and Attendees from out-of-state can receive their credits through CE Classes as listed below.  (Partial credit is not given.)



Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop.  Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form. is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit
  • Florida Certification Board
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2019
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is approved to provide continuing education by the following professional organizations: ASWB and APA. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by these nationally recognized certifying bodies to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-1116 Expires 11-2020
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 1941
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2019
  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of
    continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2020 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2020.


All grievances must be in writing to Jordan Shafer, and will be replied to within 5 – 10 business days.)


This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact Jordan Shafer if special accommodation is required.)

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