Recent & Group Traumatic Episode Protocols Training/June, 2023

$380 usd
+ available add-ons
Fri, Jun 9, 2023, 10:30 AM EDT – Sat, Jun 10, 2023, 6:30 PM EDT
Recent & Group Traumatic Episode Protocols Training/June, 2023

EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode/EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol Training

June 9th-10th; 10:30-6:30 PM Eastern Time

12 EMDRIA Credits Program #17019-58

12 CEs Requested from CE-Classes (see below for more information)

Trainers: Bill Brislin & Mary Jo McHaney

Skill Level: Moderate

About this Course:

Please note this is a Live, Virtual R-TEP/G-TEP training. It will not be available for delayed viewing.

We are excited to add the new G-REP (Group Resource Enhancement Protocol) to the full suite of early interventions shared during this two day training! We will cover:

  1. Four Elements Resource Technique
  2. Group Resource Enhancement Protocol
  3. Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol
  4. Group Traumatic Episode Protocol

These four protocols and techniques blend seamlessly to meet a range of needs including assessment, stabilization, individual reprocessing, and group reprocessing. No matter what your circumstances are for delivery of therapy, you'll learn where to start and how to progress through multiple treatment options.

The two-day, comprehensive training leads you step by step through research validated protocols for working with survivors of recent trauma both individually and in groups. While EMDR Basic Training provides an overview of one of the recent events protocols, we will shed light on broader applications of how and when to use EMDR and EMDR-derived techniques for early trauma intervention.

Participants Will be Able to:

  • Identify when Early EMDR Intervention is appropriate.
  • Compare the EMDR standard protocol and EMDR R-TEP protocol.
  • Demonstrate Early EMDR clinical skills with additional measures for containment and safety.
  • Describe EMD, EMDr, EMDR and how each is applied.
  • Identify key features and concepts for the R-TEP protocol.
  • Use key procedures for the R-TPEP protocol.
  • Identify key features and concepts of the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP).
  • Demonstrate the bilateral movements within the G-TEP protocol utilizing the G-TEP worksheet.
  • Use key procedures for the G-TEP protocol.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP) in their clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the significance of the G-TEP and Early Intervention.
  • Identify resources for further support in the delivery of R-TEP/G-TEP.

Why Take This Course?

  • Learn the brand new G-REP protocol, developed in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Receive the latest R-TEP/G-TEP manual, including protocols, scripts, and worksheets updated by co-creator Elan Shapiro this year.
  • Experience expanded practice time and support to develop your skills.
  • Understand how to respond effectively to traumatic events experienced both by your clients and your community.
  • Learn creative applications, such as using G-TEP for couples.

The EMDR R-TEP protocol is applied when a recent event has occurred that requires containment and additional assistance with integration beyond the standard protocol. It is a comprehensive approach to treating recent events in the belief that serious trauma symptoms may be prevented by receiving early interventions. The protocol contains built in checks to address stuck points quickly while recognizing the importance of meeting the clients where they are and taking it step by step. It is a comprehensive approach to treating recent events in the belief that serious trauma symptoms are prevented by receiving early interventions. The EMDR G-TEP protocol is a group application useful for small groups including couples, families, and those impacted by the same traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or act of violence.

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed EMDR Basic Training with an EMDRIA-approved training provider.


  • $380 for Both Days (Training is cohesive and attendance is required for both days)
  • $30 - Optional CEs

12 EMDRIA Credits Program #17019-58

12 CEs requested from CE-Classes (please carefully review CES policies below to determine whether your license/location is eligible for CEs through

For therapists who are actively engaged with a local TRN or other volunteer community disaster response network, we now are offering a $25 discount for the training and a $25 discount to one of our monthly R-TEP/G-TEP consultation groups. Members of these organizations can have their local coordinator contact Claire at (407) 970-7915 to receive the coupon code prior to registration only.

Cancellation policy

Full refund minus credit card processing fees for cancellations prior to May 26.

No refunds given after May 26*

*in the event of illness due to Covid-19, we will make every effort to schedule you into another Basic Training within the calendar year.
We are committed to providing you with a great staff-to-student ratio and consultant-to-consultee ratio, which means confirming our staff at least two weeks in advance based on registrations. That is why we can’t provide refunds for cancellations made within two weeks of the training.

Virtual Format:

We strongly believe that it’s more important than ever to to train clinicians in EMDR Early Intervention Protocols for individuals and groups. These skills are needed. That’s why EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP co-creator Elan Shapiro has given us permission to take this training virtual over our HIPPA-compliant Zoom platform. The training will still be live, and will include lots of interaction and practicum. Trainer Reg Morrow Robinson and her team will ensure there is plenty of dynamic energy and support throughout the two days, and will share best practices for delivering R-TEP/G-TEP via telehealth platforms. Training materials and handouts will be delivered electronically. Please note this is a Live, Virtual R-TEP/G-TEP training. It will not be available for delayed viewing.

About The Presenters:

Bill Brislin, MA, LMHC, NCC, EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainer, R-TEP/G-TEP Trainer, and Consultant

Originally from Pennsylvania, Bill has been a therapist in Orlando, Florida for over thirty years. He is an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainer and Consultant as well as an EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP trainer. Bill provided the Orlando R-TEP/G-TEP training in response to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and has delivered multiple R-TEP/G-TEP trainings and interventions to Ukrainian therapists in response to the war in Ukraine.

Bill has a special interest in complex trauma and dissociation which began during his fifteen years as a therapist in an AIDS support agency. Along with Reg Morrow, he facilitates an advanced complex trauma consultation group which is open to distance learners. Philosophically grounded in the humanistic tradition, Bill utilizes EMDR therapy as his primary modality with great attention to attachment injury and early life trauma.

Mary Jo McHaney MA, LMHC., EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, RTEP/GTEP Trainer

With over thirty years of experience working for community agencies, medical practices and in private practice, Mary Jo brings a wide range of clinical experience to her work as an EMDR Training Facilitator and Consultant. Mary Jo is an EMDRIA- Approved Consultant, training Facilitator, and an EMDR Trainer-in-Training. She is also an R-TEP/G-TEP Trainer and has provided multiple Recent and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol Trainings and interventions to therapists in Ukraine in response to the war there.

Mary Jo is a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida, a Certified Addictions Professional, and a Certified Adoptions Competency Therapist. She also sits on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair for Federation of Families of Central Florida, a not-for-profit that empowers, educates and advocates for families with children who have mental health challenges.

Day 1 Schedule (all times reflect Eastern Daylight Time as Bill is in Orlando, Florida, U.S.)

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Sign On, Tech-check, Orientation to Zoom

11:00 am – 12:30 am – Lecture and videos

12:30 am – 12:45 am – Break

12:45 pm –2 PM – Lecture and Videos

2 pm – 3 pm – Lunch/Tea Break

3 pm – 4:30 pm – Lecture and Practice

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Break

4:45 pm – 6:30 pm – Lecture and Practice

Day 2 Schedule

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Sign-on, networking

11:00 am – 12:30 am – Lecture and videos

12:30 am – 12:45 am – Break

12:45 am – 2 PM – Lecture and Videos

2 pm – 3 pm – Lunch/Tea Break

3 pm – 4:30 pm – Lecture & practice

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Break

4:45 pm – 4:30 pm – Lecture & practice

ADA Assistance

Our in-person trainings are held in facilities that are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact Claire at or (407) 970-7915 if accommodation is required for this online training.

Statement of Proactive Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Connect welcomes trainees and consultees from all cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual and gender orientations. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all trainees and consultees, including Black People, People of Color, Indigenous People, and LGBTQ People. We pledge to proactively address issues of cultural competence and culturally-based trauma during every phase of professional development.


CE-Classes is the provider of CEs. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Attendance Requirement

Per EMDRIA, participants must attend both training days in their entirety and actively participate in all supervised practice exercises in order to receive a certificate of completion for this training. Those who attend this workshop in full and complete all the appropriate evaluation forms are eligible to receive CE credits if they have paid for them. Those who miss more than 15 minutes of any portion of the training, at any point during the training, may be dismissed from the training at the discretion of the staff and will not receive a certificate of completion, CE credits, or a refund. is approved by:

The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Florida Certification Board
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 02-2025
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education
Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of
continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.
Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


Connect seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

There is no known conflict of interest nor commercial support for this program.

Bill Brislin


Mary Jo McHaney

  • Claire Mauer
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