Who We Are
Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is the co-chair of the Council of Scholars. She is currently the Founder and Director of The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, offering a full range of EMDR training from Basic through Master courses. Deany specializes in complex developmental trauma and teaches Relational EMDR Therapy (RET) as an attachment-focused EMDR psychotherapy. Previously, Deany was the training Director for Francine Shapiro and EMDR Institute. She has published several articles and book chapters on EMDR therapy, most recently on the Life Stress Protocol in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Deany received EMDRIA’s Francine Shapiro Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution in 2015. She currently lives and works in Washington, DC with her husband and co-director, Dan Merlis. Website: https://emdrtherapy.com Email: email@example.com.
Suzy Matthijssen, PhD is the co-chair of the Council of Scholars. She is a clinical psychologist-psychotherapist, senior researcher, CBT & EMDR supervisor, psychotrauma therapist NtVP, EFT therapist and NRGD registered pro justice reporter. She is the director of the Altrecht Academic Anxiety Centre where she is also the head of research and the head of an intensive trauma treatment program and an expert leader on PTSD. Connected to Utrecht University she is involved in research on the enhancement of trauma therapy, intensive trauma treatments and working mechanisms of trauma therapy. Also, Suzy is a lecturer at university and postdoctoral psychology specialization programs. She is the vice president of the Dutch EMDR association and is a member of the scientific committee of EMDR Europe. She is located in Amsterdam and Utrecht, the Netherlands. www.ett-institute.com www.enhancingtraumatreatment.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Ad de Jongh, Ph.D. is vice-chair of the research working group. He is a clinical psychologist, professor of anxiety and behavior disorders at the University of Amsterdam, honorary professor in psychology at the School of Health Sciences of Salford University in Manchester, at the Institute of Health and Society of the University of Worcester, and at the School of Psychology of Queen’s University in Belfast. Also, he is an approved trainer for the EMDR Europe association, head of the research department of the Dutch Psychotrauma Expertise Center (PSYTREC), and involved in many research projects on the effectiveness of evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments for a wide variety of patient groups. In 2011 he received the EMDRIA outstanding EMDR Research award, and in 2019 the David Serban Schreiber Award for his contribution to the foundation of the EMDR Europe Association. Ad (co-)authored more than 400 scientific articles/book chapters and 6 books on his areas of expertise. He lives in Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
Dr. Hofmann lives in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne, Germany. He is founder of the EMDR-Institute Germany and one of the heads of the EMDR Trauma Hospital in Wesseling (Germany). He learned EMDR in 1991 from Francine Shapiro and introduced it in the German speaking countries. Dr. Hofmann is co-founding board member of EMDR Europe, a co-founder of the German speaking Society of Traumatic Stress Disorders (DeGPT), a co-founder of the NGO Trauma Aid Germany and a member of the German national guideline commission on PTSD. Dr. Hofmann lives in Bergisch Gladbach, a town near Cologne, Germany. He is teaching, researching and publishing in the field of psychological trauma, depression and EMDR. He has been teaching at the Universities of Cologne, Boston University and Peking University. For his work has received several awards including the EMDR Europe David Servan-Schreiber Award, the EMDRIA outstanding research award and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. e-mail: email@example.com
Lorraine Knibbs, is an educator and senior lecturer in master degree programmes on counseling and psychotherapy practice in the United Kingdom (UK). She has taught, trained and supervised nationally and internationally including on EMDR humanitarian projects in Poland, Greece and the Middle East. Lorraine is a Past President of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland, Vice President of Trauma Aid Europe (TAE) and a founding member of the Global Initiative for Stress and Trauma Treatment (GIST-T). She is a member of the Council of Scholars (CoS) Future of EMDR Therapy Project (FOET) Steering Committee and a Vice Chair of the working committees exploring EMDR training and credentialing. The FOET Project examines the field of EMDR therapy and seeks to build a cogent and curated body of knowledge, with regard, to EMDR therapy and work on developing global standards for training and competency which are objective and informed. Lorraine is research active and published in the field with 4 peer-reviewed publications.
Marilyn Luber, PhD is a licensed, clinical psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia, She was on the Founding Board of Directors of EMDRIA and an EMDR Task Force for Dissociative Disorders member. She has conducted training both nationally and internationally. She is a co-facilitator for the EMDR Global Alliance. She is on the Steering Committee for the Future of EMDR Therapy Project, on the Council of Scholars, and chair of the “What is EMDR” working group. She received HAP’s Humanitarian Services Award (1997), Outstanding Contribution to EMDRIA award (2003) and EMDRIA’s Francine Shapiro Award (2005). In 2001, HAP published, Handbook for EMDR Clients-translated into eight languages. She edited seven books for Springer’s EMDR Scripted Protocol series. She co-authored Dr. Shapiro’s 2009 interview for the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research) and wrote Dr. Shapiro’s entry for E.S. Neukrug’s, 2015, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. In 2020, she edited a free-access resource, EMDR Resources in the Era of COVID-19: (https://marilynluber.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/emdr-resources-for-covid.pdf).
Mark Nickerson, LICSW, is chair of the Clinical Practice Group within the Council of Scholars. He is an EMDR Institute Trainer and has served as President of the EMDR International Association Board. He is editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy (Springer, 2016) and The Wounds Within (Skyhorse, 2015), an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families. He presents, consults, and conducts trainings nationally and internationally on a range of topics related to EMDR therapy and trauma-informed treatment. Mark has been in clinical practice in the Amherst, MA, USA, area for over 35 years and has developed several innovative award-winning programs. He is the Director of EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning. Website: https://markinickerson.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Udi Oren, PhD is a licensed clinical and medical psychologist. He is co- chair of the “What is EMDR” working group. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Israel EMDR Association, and the past president of the EMDR Europe Association. For his work in EMDR Europe he received the David Servan Schreiber Award. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Udi is an EMDR Institute and EMDR Europe accredited senior trainer, who has provided EMDR Therapy trainings and advanced workshops internationally. He is a founding member of the EMDR Global Alliance. He maintains a private practice in Israel specializing in military related PTSD, medical conditions, anxiety disorders, and EMDR Therapy consultations. He is also the founder of the Israeli EMDR institute, and the Israeli Center for EMDR
Council at Large
Joyce Baptist, Ph.D., is coordinator for research working group focused on depression. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor in couple and family therapy at Kansas State University, U.S., AAMFT approved supervisor, and certified in EMDR therapy. Her research focuses on effectiveness of treatments for suicidality and depression, trauma of war deployment on military couples and families, and resilience and discrimination affecting relationship maintenance of culturally marginalized families. She runs a trauma-focused clinical practice, coaches supervisors-in-training, and teaches courses on cultural diversity, trauma, violence, and supervision at her university.
Manhattan, KS, U.S.
Professor Ian Barron, D.Ed.Psy is the Director of the Center for International Education (CIE), University of Massachusetts, and Founding Director of the International Center for Child Trauma Prevention and Recovery (ICCTPR), and the Trauma Response Network (TRN). The latter coordinates the UK EMDR response to the pandemic, terrorist attacks, and disasters. Dr Barron’s 15 years of low-intensity trauma-specific research projects are captured in a Research Excellence Framework (REF) Impact Case Study that has been recognized as outstanding and world leading. Dr Barron has developed trauma-specific curricula for professionals and paraprofessionals in face to face, blended and on-line formats, in the field, and in higher education institutions.
Sara Carletto, Council of Scholars of the Research workgroup member and member of the Research Committee of EMDR Europe association
A Post-doc Research fellow at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Torino, Italy. Clinical Psychologist at the Clinical Psychology Service of Città della Salute e della Scienza University Hospital, Torino, Italy, where I conduct research in Clinical psychology. In particular, my studies focus on the clinical and neurobiological effects of psychological and psychotherapeutic treatments such as EMDR therapy and Mindfulness-Based Interventions for patients with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (with or without primary somatic disorders) and healthcare workers with work-related psychological distress. I was involved in several studies on EMDR and chronic diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer). I am currently conductng research on EMDR and Depression (EDEN studies) and on EMDR therapy in the perinatal context. Torino, Italy
Susan Darker-Smith, MSc, LLM is a Europe Accredited Child & Adolescent EMDR Trainer with a passion for human rights issues. She is the clinical director of the Child Trauma Therapy Centre in Shropshire, England and has over 20 years experience in providing child-led trauma therapy and clinical supervision to hospital trusts and organisations. Susan is actively involved in several charities and non-profit organisations, including the Global Child-EMDR Alliance, Trauma Response Network UK (TRN) and the Child Humanitarian Intervention Learning & Development. She funds three scholarship programs which offers full bursaries for child EMDR training to those who otherwise would not be able to financially access training and she believes that our actions today shapes the future of our world, tomorrow.
Sarah Dominguez,MTeach; MClinPsych/PhD
Sarah is a clinical psychologist and an EMDRAA accredited consultant and trainer she is also a member of the Council of Scholars Training and Accreditation workgroup. In her clinical work, she sees people with a range of moderate to severe mental health difficulties, including those with depression, eating disorders, and complex posttraumatic stress disorder. Her clinical work is guided by a trauma-informed approach, and interventions are delivered using EMDR, schema therapy and imagery rescripting.
Sarah strongly supports equitable access to the highest quality consultation and training. Her training is experiential, and her work is directed by the current evidence - along with ample doses of compassion and insight - to help others to support their clients on their road to wellness. Along with her clinical work, Sarah has published various articles examining the efficacy of trauma-focused interventions across differing populations.
Sarah is also a dog lover, and happiest when she is either on a mountain or in the sea.
Philippe Gauvreau, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist (Qc & On, Canada), EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Approved Training Provider and serves as a member of the Training and Accreditation group working within Project 1: Credentialing & Accreditation landscaping.
Dr Philippe Gauvreau, psychologist maintains a private practice in his hometown of Maniwaki, QC, Canada. An EMDRIA Approved Consultant since 2007, Philippe joined Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic’s EMDR Training Program as Facilitator, becoming an approved trainer in 2009. Since then offering EMDR Basic Trainings in French and English in Québec, Ontario and the Maritimes provinces.
Philippe has presented at EMDR Canada’s Conferences, including as keynote speaker in 2018 and 2021. He has offered workshops on topics like EMDR to treat Anxiety Disorders, Complex Trauma & Dissociation, Refining EMDR Clinical Skills, EMDR with Military & First Responders. A past Board member of EMDR Canada, Philippe was EMDR Canada's 2014 Annual Conference Chair.
The results of his Doctoral research on the efficacy of EMDR to treat Generalised anxiety disorder were published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in 2008. He was awarded EMDR Canada’s Research Award for this project.
Location: Maniwaki, QC, Canada
Adam Getty is a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, European Approved EMDR Consultant Therapist and a CBT and EMDR supervisor with a special interest in the psychological impact of traumatic events including those in civilian and security forces. Adam is also a member of the Council of Scholars Training and Accreditation workgroup. Adam is keen to promote mental health in Northern Ireland and sits on the committee for the IABCP (Irish Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and the EMDR Ulster branch.
Michael Hase, MD is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist based in Lüneburg, Germany. After a long career in psychiatric and psychosomatic hospitals, Dr Hase is now in private practice and head of the Lüneburg Center for Stressmedicine. In addition to his expertize in psychotraumatology, he has researched and published on EMDR treatment of addiction, stress related disorders and depression. He lectures at national and international EMDR conferences. Together with Arne Hofmann he received the 2015 award by the EMDRIA Board of Directors for the research on EMDR in the treatment of depression. Michael is lecturing on EMDR in Europe and is offering trainings in Germany and Denmark. Website: http://www.lzsm.de
Ignacio (Nacho) Jarero, Ph.D., ED, D., is the coordinator of the Council of Scholars Research Working Group sub-group 2. He is the world pioneer in the provision of EMDR therapy in a group format in-person and online, AIP-informed Advance Psychosocial Interventions for Trauma-Exposed Populations, and AIP-informed procedures for in-person and remote support. Dr. Jarero is EMDR Institute Senior Trainer of Trainers and Advance Specialty Trainer. He is a co-author of the EMDR Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-PRECI), the Protocol for Paraprofessionals use (PROPARA), the Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST) procedures in a group, individual, and remote formats, and the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP). For his humanitarian services around the world with he received the Francine Shapiro Award, the International Crisis Response Leadership Award, and the Psychotrauma Trajectory Award. For his research work with EMDR therapy, he received the EMDRIA Outstanding Research Award. He lives in Mexico city. email@example.com
Marlene Kenney, MA, LICSW is a member of the Council of Scholars Clinical Practice Group. Marlene is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR HAP facilitator, and RTEP Trainer in training. She specializes in critical incident response and using EMDR early intervention with suicide loss survivors and traumatic grief. Marlene’s private clinical practice is based in Arlington, Massachusetts. She is a senior clinician with Riverside Trauma Center. Marlene is a trainer in Psychological First Aid, Post Traumatic Stress Management and Skills for Psychological Recovery through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the International Trauma Center. Marlene provides groups and trainings through her private practice. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Chris Lee, PhD Christopher Lee is a clinical psychologist and serves on the Council of Scholars as a member of the research work group. He is a certified EMDR trainer in Australia and also works as an associate professor at the University of Western Australia and in private practise. He has published research on personality disorders and PTSD. He has received an International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and EMDRIA awards for research excellence in 1999 and 2014. In 2009 he also received the Inaugural Francine Shapiro award for research excellence conferred by the European EMDRIA. He is the 2011 recipient of the Australian Psychological Society’s Ian Campbell memorial award for contributions to Clinical Psychology in Australia. He also received an EMDRIA special recognition award in 2011 for outstanding achievement in EMDR service. Further details of Chris’s publications can be found on google scholar or via https://psychology-training.com.au/about-us/
Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, offering basic and advanced EMDR training internationally. He is the author of A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants, 2nd Edition, as well as numerous journal articles, and book chapters. He completed EMDR training in 1991 and served on the EMDRIA Board from 2003 to 2005. He is an inaugural member of the Journal of EMDR Editorial Board and of the Council of Scholars for the Future of EMDR Project where he serves as a member of the Training and Accreditation Committee, Project 2 working group. He was awarded the 1999 Ronald Martinez Memorial Award from Francine Shapiro, the 1999 EMDRIA award for creative innovation, and the 2013 EMDRIA Francine Shapiro Award. He is accredited by EMDR Europe and EMDRIA as an EMDR Trainer and Consultant. He has provided accredited EMDR training since 1993 and has conducted EMDR training for more than 16,000 clinicians at over 150 training programs in the United States, Canada, France, England, and Japan. He offers individual and group consultation on the use of EMDR therapy and maintains a private practice as a Psychologist in Santa Rosa, California. His research interests focus on establishing and maintaining objective standards for fidelity in training and clinical application of EMDR therapy and on the use of EMDR therapy to enhance coping skills and capacities for positive emotional states. https://www.sonomapti.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer A. Madere, MA, Counseling Psychology, University of Denver Training and Accreditation / Certification Group (project 1 working group) Licensed Professional Counselor - Board Approved Supervisor. Fellow, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) EMDRIA Certified/Approved Consultant in EMDR therapy EMDRIA Approved Trainer, Intuitus Group, ISSTD EMDR Therapy Training (virtual and in-person) Co-Chair, EMDR Therapy Training Committee, ISSTD Past-President, Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Author of two articles published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, two clinical manuals, and one book chapter (in-press) Cedar Park, Texas, USA intuitus-group.com / mid-assessment.com email@example.com
Sushma Mehrotra, PhD Dr. Sushma Mehrotra, Council of Scholar’s Training and Accreditation/Certification Group (project 1 working group). M.Phil. & PhD in Clinical Psychology, resides in Mumbai, India. Founder president of EMDR Association, Asia (2010-2017). Currently, Chair of Training, Standards & Accreditation Committee of EMDR Asia, leading the team of EMDR Asia Trainers for establishing training, standards and accreditation based on international standards in collaboration with other international teams. Founder President of EMDR India (2013-2017). She is invited to Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Afghanistan, Indonesia, China, Singapore and Bangladesh , besides training EMDR therapy in India. Currently President of Bombay Psychological Association, board member of Trauma recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), Durbar Mahila Samakhya Committee (DMSC), a collective of Sex Workers, Global Initiative of Stress and Trauma ( GIST-T), EMDR Global Alliance and Initiative Change Collaborative (ICCo). She is practicing as an independent Clinical Psychologist currently and has her own private practice. E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Paul W. Miller, MD DMH MRCPsych FRSA KTJ, was inaugural Chair of the Training & Credentialing Workgroup of the Council of Scholars where he remains a member. He is a psychiatrist, EMDR Europe accredited Trainer and Chair of the Accreditation Committee of EMDR All-Ireland. After training in 1997, he introduced EMDR therapy to Northern Ireland’s National Health Service and in 2011, founded a private clinic specializing in trauma-focused psychotherapies, which became the Mirabilis Health Institute in 2021 that includes a centre for training in Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, accredited by the Viktor Frankl Institut, Vienna. As Visiting Professor, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, School of Nursing with the Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research (MFIR) Ulster University (UU) he is researching the use of EMDR in the perinatal period and provides trauma-focused therapy training for Pre-Registration Mental Health Nurses and the Advanced Nurse Practitioner MSc in Mental Health. In 2020, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for outstanding achievements to social progress and development. He received the dignity of Knight of the Temple of Jerusalem in 2021, within OSMTH, a Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) & Member of the International Peace Bureau. He is a Board member of Trauma Aid Europe and author of EMDR for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses, published by Springer. www.mirabilishealth.co.uk email@example.com
Judy Moench is a Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta working in private practice with children, adolescents, and adults. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta where she has worked with undergraduate and graduate students. Judy provides consultation to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and organizations in dealing with traumatic events including the Department of National Defense, Alberta Health Services (Occupational Stress Injury Clinic, Addictions and Mental Health, University of Alberta Hospital); United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Doctors without Borders (MSF); Fire and Police Services, as well as School Divisions. Judy holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. Over the years, she has participated in trauma trainings in Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. She hosts and facilitates trainings for psychologists, social workers, medical staff, and school staff locally, nationally, and internationally. Judy has helped to compile a manual for working with groups who have been involved in a recent traumatic event. The manual has been translated into many languages and is being used in different parts of the world. It is based on the work of Elan Shapiro. Judy is the Canadian trainer in these protocols. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Judy participated in developing the STEP protocol, an online EMDR self-care protocol aimed to decrease stress and increase coping. She also coordinates the Disaster Response Network for the Psychologists Association of Alberta.
Dolores Mosquera, Psy, is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. She is the director of an Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders. Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally. She has published several books, book chapters and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation. Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing) field in 2017, was made Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018, for her contributions to the trauma and dissociation field and received the MAM10 Prix David Servan-Schreiber award in 2021 to a foreign researcher who has made a notable international contribution, having advanced research in the field of EMDR. A Coruña, Spain www.intra-tp.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Luca Ostacoli, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and Council of Scholars Member of the Research Work Group. Luca Ostacoli is a Certified EMDR Supervisor of EMDR Italy Association, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Turin, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences and Coordinator of the Embodied Minds Research Group. He also works as a psychiatrist and clinical psychologist at the University Hospital "Città della Salute e della Scienza" of Turin. He coordinates research studies on the development and applications of EMDR for the treatment of depression, PTSD and trauma related disorders. Turin, Italy Website: https://www.dscb.unito.it/do/gruppi.pl/Show?_id=nw57 Email: email@example.com
Sarah Schubert, B. Psych (Hons), M. App.Clin.Psych, PhD - Sarah is a clinical psychologist , consultant and trainer with 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Sarah specialises in the treatment of trauma, specifically using EMDR therapy, but her work innovatively integrates many therapeutic approaches. Sarah is published in the trauma field, and has worked in multidisciplinary teams in government, non-government, and private sectors. Sarah has recently contributed to the international ISTSS treatment guidelines for PTSD, is a member of the international EMDR Council of Scholars, and trains mental health professionals in the area of child, adolescent, and adult treatment for trauma. Because of her depth of knowledge in the field of trauma, Sarah is sought as a clinician, consultant, trainer, and speaker.
Elan Shapiro, Psychologist, is a member of the “What is EMDR” group in the Council of Scholars. He became active in EMDR very early in his career in 1989, after attending one of Francine Shapiro’s first ever trainings (then called EMD), and later served as an EMDR Institute Facilitator. He was a Charter member of EMDRIA and one of the founding members of EMDR Europe and of EMDR Israel. In 2003, he was elected Secretary of the EMDR Europe Executive Committee and Board, serving two terms until 2011. He received the EMDR Europe Association 2016 David Servan Schreiber Award for his outstanding contribution to EMDR therapy, in the development of the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP in 2008) together with Brurit Laub, with its variation of the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP in 2013). This has contributed to boosting interest, research and innovation in the field over the last decade. He has given over 100 presentations and training seminars held worldwide, written and co-written over 20 articles on Early EMDR Intervention topics, and continues to write, teach, research and present on developments and refinements of the protocols in the treatment of recent trauma.
Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, MSW, LCSW Council of Scholars role Training & Credentialing Committee Nancy J. Smyth is professor at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Social Work, where she served as dean from 2004-2021. She has 35+ years of experience as a social worker, educator, leader, and innovator. Smyth is President Elect of the Network for Social Work Management, Leadership Council Member of the Grand Challenges for Social Work, and Advisory Board member for the national Social Work Health Futures Lab (funded, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). Her current work focuses on teaching with digital technology and technology for social good. Smyth is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and taught EMDR at the University at Buffalo from 1998-2004. Smyth’s past work focused on trauma and substance abuse, including the use of treatment innovative approaches like EMDR and mindfulness meditation, including working on multiple NIH-funded research studies with PIs Gerard Connors, Christopher Barrick, Brenda Miller, and Bessel van der Kolk. http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/faculty-research/full-time-faculty/njsmyth.html Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonas Tesarz is a dual specialist in internal medicine and in psychosomatic medicine. He currently works as managing senior physician and associate professor at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics. He is accredited by EMDR Europe as an EMDR Consultant. Trained also in psychodynamic psychotherapy, manual therapy as well as anesthesiological pain management techniques, he integrates somatic and psychological approaches to pain management. He is co-chair of the "EMDR Research" working group and combines clinical activity with research. After completing his PhD at the University of Heidelberg on the neurobiology of pain processing, he initially focused on researching the role of myofascial tissue in the development and maintenance of low back pain before starting his clinical practice at the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics (Division of Musculoskeletal Pain) at the University of Heidelberg. There he habilitated on the influence of biopsychosocial factors on chronic pain. In addition to researching the influence of traumatic life events on pain processing, his particular scientific interest lies in the development and scientific evaluation of novel psychological treatment approaches for the treatment of chronic pain conditions. Tesarz has been conducting research and publishing internationally in the field of pain research for many years and is author and editor of numerous books in the field of pain medicine and psychotherapy. For his work on the influence of psychological trauma on pain, he received the "German Prize for Pain Research" and the Günter-Jantschek Research Prize for Psychosomatic Research in Internal Medicine.
Juliane Tortes Saint-Jammes is a member of the "What is EMDR" working group. She is a psychotherapist, psychotraumatologist, specializing in the care of victims of sexual violence. She directs the CAMEA psychotramatology consultation center in Bordeaux, France .Practitioner, consultant and EMDR Europe facilitator, she accompanies future EMDR practitioners during their basic training, she is also an R-TEP trainer. Trained in attachment theory, systemic therapy, schema therapy, sensory-motor therapy, and brainspotting, she is also a trainer on the issues of attachment, pain and complex PTSD and their treatment by EMDR psychotherapy. She is a member of the research team of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research and works on the prevention and treatment of trauma. She is also the coordinator of the Research Team of the Emergency Medical and Psychological Unit, and her work is focused on emergency psychotraumatology in order to prevent stress pathologies through EMDR. Juliane has presented her clinical and research work at the EMDR Europe Congress in Edinburgh, Strasbourg, and EMDR Virtual 2021 as well as at the EMDRIA Congress in 2019 and at the EMDR France Congress.