Recent & Group Traumatic Episode Protocols Training August 2024

$ 380 usd
+ available add-ons
Fri, Aug 16, 2024, 8:30 AM EDT – Sat, Aug 17, 2024, 4:30 PM EDT
Dates Breakdown
Fri, Aug 16, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Sat, Aug 17, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Recent & Group Traumatic Episode Protocols Training August 2024

EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode/EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocols Training

August 16-17, 2024, 8:30-4:30 PM Eastern Time

12.5 EMDRIA Credits Program #17019-76

12.5 CEs Requested from CE-Classes

Trainers: Reg Morrow Robinson & Bill Brislin

Skill Level: Moderate

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

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

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 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.

We will cover:

  • Four Elements Resource Technique
  • Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol
  • Group Traumatic Episode Protocol

These 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-TEP 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?

  • Receive the latest R-TEP/G-TEP manual, including protocols, scripts, and worksheets updated by co-creator Elan Shapiro.
  • 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.
  • Gain an introduction to the the new G-REP protocol, developed in response to the invasion of Ukraine.


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

12.5 EMDRIA Credits Program #17019-76

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

For therapists who are actively engaged with a local TRN or other volunteer community disaster response network, we now are offering a $30 discount for the training. 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 up to two weeks before the start of the training. No refunds are available after that.

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

About The Presenters

Reg Morrow Robinson has been a practicing therapist for 30 years. She has worked with crisis over her career, was introduced to EMDR therapy in 1995, became an EMDRIA consultant in 2000 and a basic trainer in 2008. In 2012 she became an EMDR R-TEP/G-TEP trainer. Reg currently serves on the leadership team of the national Community Response Network assisting TRN’s, TRT’s & CRN’s to create & stabilize their organizations. . Reg is passionate about building community capacity to respond to manmade and natural disasters plus applying EMDR in a time efficient manner to anyone impacted by an overwhelming experience.

Bill Brislin 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! 

Virtual Format:

Trainers Reg Morrow Robinson and Bill Brislin 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 via our Learning Management System. Please note this is a Live, Virtual R-TEP/G-TEP training. It will not be available for delayed viewing.

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 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.

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.


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