August 2021


Youth Gambling Prevention Products

Check out this curriculum for grades 3-8 which was made to discourage underage gambling through improved critical thinking and problem solving. Visit this link to check out of all the materials.


Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice - 2 Parts (Virtual)

Our 2-part Basic EMDR Virtual training via Zoom will be on August 20-22 (Part 1) & September 24-26 (Part 2), 2021. Seats are limited and registration deadline is August 10, 2021! 
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Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice - 2 Parts (In-person!)

We finally welcome back in-person trainings with our first being in Bakersfield, CA. This 2-part Basic EMDR training will be on October 15-17 (Part 1) & December 10-12 (Part 2), 2021. Seats are limited and deadline to sign up by October 5, 2021! 
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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

On September 10 & 14, 2021, we will host our Motivational Interviewing (MI) Advanced Training Workshop via Zoom. Discounts available for groups of 4 or more or when you sign up for both the Introductory and Advanced Trainings! ​
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Acute Traumatic Incident Training

Empower TCT, LLC will be offering another opportunity for this special training on September 17, 2021 for direct staff who are interested in learning a crisis intervention technique to be able to use with their patients/clients, etc. Training includes both CID and A-tip protocols. Training is limited to 20 people at this time. Read More

What's New in AUGUST?


EMDR Consultant in Training (CIT) Consultation

Some of you may be getting closer to becoming EMDR Certified and are wondering about whether you might be interested in pursuing becoming an Approved Consultant.  If you enjoy sharing what you know with others, are willing to make the commitment (which is at least 3 years long), and are passionate about our model, then click here to consider your options. 


After a very extensive application process, Larisa has been selected to present at the EMDRIA Virtual Conference 2021 in November! Larisa


has been eager to speak at this conference since 2016 and her goal has finally come true. Patience has definitely been a virtue for her. Her topic is "Integrating MI & EMDR: Working with Complex Presentations and Ambivalence" and you don't want to miss it! 

Conference dates will run November 6th and 7th, and also November 13th and 14th, with various programming during the week in between each weekend.


The 2021 NAADAC Annual Conference will be held October 28-30 and will feature six interactive keynote sessions, 54 immersive breakout sessions, a live

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Q&A with NAADAC and NCC AP leadership, two engaging panel discussions, virtual poster presentations, a virtual exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and so much more!

Larisa Traga will be speaking during this exciting event with her presentation "Acute Critical Incident Desensitization."


Resources for You!

We have compiled a list of resources that you may find useful. Click here to learn more!

Free Highly Sensitive People Resources


We are a proud affiliate of Julie Bjelland LMFT and want to share her free resources for highly sensitive people with you. She has a Sensitivity Quiz, HSP Podcast, HSP Blog, and more! Read More  

Also, check out Julie's courses that can benefit you if you are struggling with what is happening around you and you feel that you are more sensitive than other people. Read More 


Intensive Gambling Treatment

Refer CalGETS clients to get intensive outpatient and residential treatment. Call CalGETS at 1-800-GAMBLER or for those in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura Counties, call us at 805-266-3231.
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Intensive and Residential Services
Comparing EMDR with TF-CBT for treatment of PTSD.

Francine Shapiro's Library

Are you practicing EMDR with your patients? Are you curious around what disorders you can treat with EMDR? Check out this link for Francine Shapiro’s library to find out more!


Camp Druzy

Thank you to all of the Camp Druzy attendees in Arizona that joined Larisa via a virtual Zoom meeting. Larisa volunteered to host this scribble-it-out activity using A-tip with the families and children in attendance. She was able to help the families with a disturbance they had experienced during the COVID pandemic (not related to a death or being very ill). 

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