Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D.
Dr. Adler-Tapia, is a licensed psychologist who was previously a firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) before starting in nursing and moving on to becoming a psychologist. She is the author of “One Badge-One Brain – One Life: Preventative Maintenance and Brain Health Training for Emergency Responders.” And, she has multiple chapters and articles on working with Emergency Responders. Her workshop “Haunted” teaches therapists to work with Emergency Responders.
Dr. Adler-Tapia has additional expertise in EMDR therapy and working with children from infants to adolescents. She co-authored a book, “EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children: Infants to Adolescents,” and a second book “Child Psychotherapy: Integrating Developmental Theory into Clinical Practice.”
Currently, she is an Employee Assistance Provider for law enforcement, firefighters and Emergency Responders, and one of the Clinical Directors for ERAP – the Emergency Responders Assistance Program. She is the great-granddaughter and granddaughter of Law Enforcement Officers, and the daughter of a Volunteer Fire Chief who still responds to calls at the age of 84.
Dr. Adler-Tapia was part of the Mental Health Team for the
National Fallen Firefighters’, Taking Care of Our Own Program, and she was one of the Founders of PISTLE (Post Incident Stress and Trauma in Law Enforcement).
As a national and international speaker, she has presented for
ERAP (the Emergency Responders Assistance Program),
the National Fallen Firefighters’ Foundation,
Arizona Women in Policing, PISTLE, EMDRIA conferences in the US, Europe, and Brazil,
the ISST-D Conference, and
the Rady Chadwick International Child & Family Maltreatment Conference.
She also presented at the Iceland Women and Children’s National Conference, and presented various EMDR therapy topics in Brazil, Kenya, and Australia. Finally, she presented a pre-recorded training on Child Welfare for the US State Department in Latvia.
On a volunteer basis, Dr. Adler-Tapia is in involved in various committees. She recently sat the Tempe Mayor’s Task Force focused on concerns about policing, on the
Arizona State Subcommittee for PTSD in Emergency Responders, Public Safety, and the Military and Veterans, and on
the City of Phoenix Craig Tiger PTSD Committee
Dr. Adler-Tapia has been married for 32 years to her best friend, Dr. Hugo Tapia who is a school psychologist and the couple have 6 adult children (3 birth and 3 bonus humans).
Her curriculum vitae can be found here.
View all courses available by this faculty member (7):
- November 4-6 and February 24-25: Dr. Robbie's EMDR Basic Training
- Good Faith Estimates in 2022: A short overview of what you need to know
- How the Development of Processing Speed, Memory, and Mentalizing Impact the Treatment Progression of EMDR Therapy with Clients from Children to Adults
- Treatment of Attachment Trauma and the Dissociative Sequelae in Clients of All Ages: A Developmentally Grounded Approach to Case Conceptualization with EMDR Psychotherapy
- EMDR Therapy Reverse Protocol
- HAUNTED: EMDR for First Responders and Professionals in the Trenches
- EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children: An Introductory Workshop