Recent Traumatic Episode Protocols Training July 2024

$ 200 usd
+ available add-ons
Sat, Jul 27, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Dates Breakdown
Sat, Jul 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
Recent Traumatic Episode Protocols Training July 2024

EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol One-Day Training:

Saturday, July 27, 2024 8AM - 4 PM Eastern Time

6 EMDRIA Credits Requested

6 CEs Requested from CE-Classes

Trainer: Bill Brislin

Skill Level: Moderate

Prerequisite: Full Completion of an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training

About this Course:

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 traumatic stressors in the belief that serious trauma symptoms are prevented by receiving early interventions.

Please note this is a Live, Virtual training. It will not be available for delayed viewing.

One-Day Format:

Over the years, we have had many requests from clinicians wanting to take either the R-TEP or the G-TEP as a standalone course. We still believe the trainings are most powerful when taken together, but we are excited to now provide the option of taking the Recent Traumatic Events or the Group Traumatic Events Protocol Trainings as solo trainings for those who prefer to do so. Please check our 2024 EMDR Early Intervention training calendar to view all upcoming training options (R-TEP/G-TEP, R-TEP only, or G-TEP only)

What to Expect:

This training leads you step by step through research validated protocols for working with survivors of recent trauma. You will learn how to assess, stabilize, and reprocess in a contained and effective way. No matter what your circumstances are for delivery of therapy, you'll learn where to start and how to progress through multiple treatment options.

Participants Will Learn to:

  • Identify when Early EMDR Intervention is appropriate.
  • Compare the EMDR standard protocol and EMDR R-TEP protocol.
  • Apply 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-TEP protocol.

Why Take This Course?

  • Receive the latest manuals, including protocols, scripts, and worksheets updated by co-creator Elan Shapiro this year.
  • Experience facilitated 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 how to use R-TEP to titrate processing for complex trauma.

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


  • $200
  • $15 - Optional CEs

6 EMDRIA Credits

6 CEs Per Day from CE-Classes (please carefully review CES policies below to determine whether your license/location is eligible for CEs through CE-Classes.com.)

Cancellation policy

Full refund minus credit card processing fees for cancellations prior to two weeks before the start of the training. No refunds will be provided after that.

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.

*in the event of illness due to Covid-19, we will make every effort to schedule you into another training within the calendar year.

About The Presenter:

Bill was fortunate to have been trained in the Recent Traumatic Episodes Protocol (R-TEP) in 2010 by its developers, Elan Shapiro & Brurit Laub. He became an approved trainer in 2016. In collaboration with Reg Morrow Robinson, he presented the first Group Traumatic Episodes Protocol (G-TEP) in the United States and to date, has conducted over 40 R-TEP/G-TEP trainings. 

Bill responded to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub mass shooting as a volunteer clinician and conducted a quickly arranged R-TEP/G-TEP training. Many of the other trainings he’s conducted have been in response to gun violence and other disasters. Along with virtual trainings, he has presented at Fort Hood (Texas), Chicago, Cincinnati, Toledo, Virginia Beach, Quantico Marine Base, and multiple Florida cities. 

After conducting EMDR basic training in Kyiv, Ukraine, Bill maintained relationships with Ukrainian consultees and trainees. While collaborating with other EMDR clinicians to provide group EMDR therapy to therapists affected by the invasion of Ukraine, he was one of the first therapists to deliver the new Group Resource Enhancement Protocol (G-REP), developed by Maria Masciandaro, to individuals lacking conditions of present safety. Maria and Bill coauthored a chapter, Group Resource Enhancement Protocol, published in “EMDR Group Therapy” (2024). He has developed a one-hour on-demand training on this protocol. 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Bill has been a therapist in Orlando, Florida for nearly forty years. He is an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainer and Consultant as well as an EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP approved trainer… and yes, he has a long-haired miniature dachshund! 

Day 1 Schedule for R-TEP (all times reflect Eastern Standard Time )

8:00 am – 8:15am – Sign On, Tech-check, Orientation to Zoom

8:15 am – 10:00 am – Lecture and videos

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am –11:30 am – Lecture and Videos

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch/Tea Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lecture and Practice

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Break

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm – Lecture and Practice

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. Trainer Bill Brislin and his team will ensure there is plenty of dynamic energy and support throughout the training, and will share best practices for delivering R-TEP via telehealth platforms. Training materials and handouts will be delivered electronically. Please note this is a Live, Virtual training and includes a significant practicum segment. It will not be available for delayed viewing. Full attendance with camera on and engagement in practicum are required.

ADA Assistance

Our in-person trainings are held in facilities that are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact Claire at Claire@ConnectEMDR.com 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 CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Attendance Requirement

Per EMDRIA, participants must attend the training in its entirety and actively participate in all supervised practice exercises in order to receive a certificate of completion for their training. 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.


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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

info@ConnectEMDR.com 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.


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