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EMDR Protocol with Animal Drawings and their Stories

altCourse: EMDR Protocol with Animal Drawings and their StoriesEsly Carvalho

altInstructor: Esly Carvalho, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 2.0 Hours of CE Credit

altFulfills License and EMDR Requirements

alt High Resolution Video

Program Description:

In this protocol, Dr. Carvalho shows how we can adapt aspects of the House-Tree-Person Test (HTP Test) to the EMDR Standard Protocol as well as other ways of using pictures of animals and their stories as developed by our clients. This course will show how this can be used with individuals, couples, families, children and groups to identify relationship issues and how to resolve what comes up. This is a very simple format with a great impact on helping both client and therapist “see” the dynamics of what is going on and how to move forward from there. The course is illustrated with drawings from the presenter’s clinical experience.

Although this was developed for adults, it is easily adapted for working with children. The course will be presented with PowerPoint slides and lectures, using illustrations from clinical practice. Participants will be invited to practice the protocol during the class. There will time for questions and answers during the class and at the end.


Goals & Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to follow the steps of this protocol.
  • Assess the stories and not interpret them.
  • Discuss the animal stories with their clients to identify the underlying issues in their present-day dynamics.

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CE Approval Information

  • EMDRIA Program Approval Number: #15002-34
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC (SFG) is approved as a CE provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists and licensees of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    Reciprocity for master’s degree clinicians may vary by state. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
    Please check with your state licensing agency or board if you practice outside of California and have a question about reciprocity.
  • The Steve Frankel Group is an approved EMDRIA Credit Provider (EC Provider Number:15002). SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.