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(Mid-Peninsula) "Incorporating Adjunctive EMDR into Traditional Psychotherapy - When, Why and How"

  • Friday, November 22, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto


  • $10.00 attendance
    $15 per CEU (1.5 CEUS)

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Presenter:  Wendy Justus, MA, LCSW


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a truly integrative and effective approach to treating the kind of complex, developmental trauma we see with so many of our patients. Over the last decade, EMDR has begun to receive positive attention from traditional therapists thanks to the publication of books like Bessel Van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score.

Once thought of as a fairly radical, even bizarre treatment for single incident “Large T” trauma (like rape, war, earthquakes, etc), EMDR is now known to greatly decrease the disturbance of the kind of repetitive “small t” developmental trauma we clinical social workers see so frequently and find so hard to resolve. While not a magic bullet, EMDR does seem to improve the lives of many patients significantly.

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of EMDR and gain an understanding of who in their practice might benefit. We will discuss Resourcing, a powerful preparatory phase of the EMDR process. Finally, a case presentation will further illustrate the process of how adjunctive EMDR therapy looks in practice.

  1. Attendees will receive a basic understanding of the EMDR process.
  2. Attendees will have a sense of which patients, and at what juncture in their treatment, could benefit from adjunctive EMDR (Hint: not only the obviously traumatized ones but also the ones who just seem really stuck, for many years.)
  3. Attendees will understand the benefits of EMDR Resourcing, and how the process of resourcing carries over from the adjunctive EMDR sessions into their treatments with patients.

Wendy Justus, MA, LCSW is a certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker with a second master’s degree in transpersonal psychology. In addition to her traditional psychodynamic therapy practice, she is also a Certified Therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Wendy specializes in treating complex (developmental) PTSD using EMDR. She does this work in her own psychodynamic practice as well as working adjunctively with other clinicians.

She did her graduate work at New York University and her psychoanalytic training the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, also in NYC. Since 2004 she has been practicing in Menlo Park, California.


The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements.


This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

Attendance and Registration Policies  

  • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
  • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
  • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.


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