Center of Canada

Janina Fisher

EMDR with Dissociative Clients Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.


6.5 EMDRIA CEs *Approval Pending*
(35-question exam required with a passing grade of 70%).

The recording will be available for 90 days

**Please note EMDRIA requires all participants who wish to obtain ECs to provide the EMDR Center of Canada Inc. with a copy of their certificate of completion in an EMDRIA approved basic training in EMDR Therapy.***

(Please send to admin@emdrcenterofcanada.com)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify signs of fragmentation observed in clients during EMDR processing
  • Articulate the relationship between “parts” and brain function
  • Describe 3 differences between the standard protocol and the fragmented selves
  • Identify key signs of successful processing with the parts protocol

Program Overview

Trauma-related fragmentation presents challenges for the EMDR therapist when the
client’s dissociative responses complicate or disrupt trauma processing. Traumatized
clients present with one body and one mind but may also have many parts holding
different trauma responses to the same event or to the traumatic environment. The
processing with fragmented clients often may appear to be going smoothly but, despite
apparent success in sessions, it doesn’t always result in resolution and completion for the
client. Or the client may seem to be doing well and then suddenly becomes flooded and
de-stabilized during processing or in the following hours and days.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to an EMDR protocol designed for
working with fragmented or dissociative disorder clients that not only enables effective
processing of the trauma but also facilitates increased self-compassion.

Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute.

Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches. She is the author of several books, including Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists, and Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation.

Standard Registration

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

$185 CDN Licensed / Registered Clinicians

Standard Registration

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

$150 CDN Students / Non-Profit Agency Discount

(please submit letter confirming status to obtain discount code)

If you are a student, please include a letter from the registrar confirming your full time student status. If you are employed at a Non-Profit Agency, please submit a letter from your employer on the Agency’s Letterhead confirming your employment. Please email the required letter to admin@emdrcenterofcanada.com in order to receive the discount code before purchasing a ticket to the event.

*Tuition in USD is dependent on current currency exchange rate

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