Empower tct NEWSLETTER

October 2021

FREEBIE ALERT: MI Fidelity Worksheet


Have you been trained in MI and want to see how well you’re doing with implementing MI in your daily practice? We've created this FREE "MI Fidelity Worksheet" as a way for you to monitor the strategies you're using, not using enough, and/or would like to use more of.  Feel free to make copies and check off the list at the end of a session/group with client(s) to self-evaluate. Feel free to record your sessions and evaluate based on what you hear, and when you’re ready, take it to the next level and sign up for our next group consultation to get the coaching and support to continue to improve on your MI skills. 

FREE MI Fidelity Worksheet

Upcoming Trainings - SIGN UP NOW!


Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice - 2 Parts

This 2-part Virtual Basic EMDR training will be on October 15-17 (Part 1) & December 10-12 (Part 2), 2021. This is our last EMDR training for this year! 
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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This class has been rescheduled from September 10 & 13 to November 5 & 12, 2021. We will host our Motivational Interviewing (MI) Advanced Training Workshop via Zoom. Reduced fee if you sign up and pay prior to October 10, 2021! Group discounts are also available!
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Acute Traumatic Incident Training

We are hosting another Acute Traumatic Incident Training in November and seats are limited and already filling up. Understand the neurobiology of trauma, the rationale for the CID protocol and the A-tip protocol, and demonstrate the CID and A-tip protocols. Training will be held on November 19, 2021. Reduced fee if you sign up and pay prior to October 15, 2021!
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What's New in October?


7 Ways to Reduce Frustration and Stress

"We all feel stressed and frustrated from time to time, but you don't need to allow these feelings to take over your life. By learning to manage your response to stress and frustration, you can reduce the impact they have and improve your overall well-being."

The Effect of EMDR vs. EMDR 2.0

Learn how EMDR 2.0 effects emotionality and vividness of aversive memories.


2nd Annual Virtual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) Hosted by Our County. Our Kids.


The Youth Empowerment Summit provides a space for conversations that help empower all young people that may have experienced trauma, including: LGBTQ+, BIPOC, youth in foster care, homeless youth, and youth with special needs.

We invite Resource Parents and Allies such as biological parents, extended family, Child Welfare Workers, Probation Officers, and community based service providers to join us.

The Youth Empowerment Summit will take place October 27, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Contact Kathleen Ramos with any questions or concerns.

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Be Sure to Save the Date!


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


Remember to mark your calendars for Larisa's presentation "Integrating MI & EMDR: Working with Complex Presentations and Ambivalence" at the EMDRIA Virtual


Conference 2021 on Saturday, November 6, 2021! Conference dates will run November 6th through the 14th from 2:30pm-4:00pm CT (12:30pm-2:00pm PT), with various programming during the week in between each weekend. You don't want to miss it!


Consulting Services

View Empower TCT's list of helpful resources here!


EMDR Certification Consultations are available in semi-private 1-hour sessions via phone or face-to-face, group or individual. 

6 slots remaining!

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EMDR Consultations are available! EMDR Basic Training requires 10 hours of group consultation before you can receive your certificate of Basic Training completion. Face to face consultation is available in Santa Maria and Pismo Beach for those interested (currently via Zoom).

2 slots remaining!


Resources for You!

View Empower TCT's list of helpful resources here!

Grow Your Heart-Centered Business Online Course


So many gifted HSP healers are struggling financially and yet the potential for financial freedom in a heart-centered online business is big right now. I want to teach you what I did and provide you resources that can help you grow a business that you love, that helps people, and that gives you financial freedom. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned over the years about starting and growing an online heart-centered business as a highly sensitive person so you can also share your gifts with the world.

EMDR Clinician Listserv!

If you are a clinician that has started EMDR training, regardless of your training provider, there is an entire FREE Listserv dedicated just for you! Ask questions, get answers, and learn from each other via an online conversation. This is a valuable resource you'll want right away!


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.
Click on the file below for more information.

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!



Basic EMDR Training

Congratulations to the participants that completed our 2-part Basic EMDR Training! We encourage you all to keep in touch and build community to continue your journey!

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Thank you for reading the Empower TCT Newsletter. Feel free to contact us with feedback. We'd love to hear from you!

Thank you,
Larisa A. Traga, LCSW, CCDS, MAC
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
EMDR Consulting Trainer
MINT Member



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