10th July 2023, 9.30am - 4.30pm (UK Time)

Course Summary

This event will consider the challenges that can emerge when working through the EMDR protocol with some clients, specifically when a client’s ability to process becomes blocked. For example, this can include (yet not exclusively) clients who struggle to access their reactions due to learnt avoidance as a method of managing their distress when efforts to process using EMDR is made, yet who present with a motivation to engage. This event therefore covers strategies to maximise the opportunity for a client to progress successfully through the EMDR protocol, using Expressive Writing (Pennebaker and Evans, 2014). As part of this, the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model is considered. Time will also capture the application of this to managing any emerging abreactions in the EMDR therapist, should this occur, to further maximise the effective therapist-client relationship and ultimate effective use of the EMDR protocol. Overall, this event is aimed to empower clinicians to feel confident with the EMDR protocol and AIP when engaging with clients who become blocked in processing, and by further maintaining therapist self-care. The use of expressive writing, self-care methods, and group discussion will be used illustrate and develop learning. Focus will be on the standard EMDR protocol.

The cost includes provision of handouts, reading material and attendance certificate. There are limited places on this event. Please email for more information.

The training commences at 9:30am and ends by 4:30pm (UK Time).

This event has been accredited by the EMDR Association UK for six CPD credits. Accredited credits will only apply to EMDR therapists/those who have completed Part 1 of recognised EMDR training. 

Please also note that only those trained in EMDR in accordance with the expectations of their jurisdiction are eligible to practice EMDR. This event is not designed to train you to become an EMDR therapist.


The facilitator of this event is Dr. Carol A. Ireland. Dr. Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist and Consultant Forensic Psychologist. She has worked in clinical practice for over 25 years. Dr. Ireland is an EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor/Consultant and works within a community therapeutic service. She regularly works with those who present with challenges in processing their traumatic distress, including those with complex presentations. She has considerable experience of the application of EMDR to this client group.

Course Materials

All attendees will be provided with an attendance certificate. A certificate detailing the EMDR accredited credits will be provided to demonstrate accreditation by EMDR Association UK. This will only be relevant/applicable to EMDR therapists/those who have completed Part 1 of EMDR training. They are credits for EMDR Association UK Members.


Live Online Zoom Event

Who Can Attend

This is an EMDR protocol event. The target audience are clinicians who are/may be using EMDR with clients. The target audience is therefore those who have completed at least Part 1 of the EMDR training. If you do not fulfil this please contact the facilitator via who can advise on the value of this event for you and ensure your expectations are met.


£150.00 + VAT(30.00) = £180.00

Book Now

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 9th June 2023.