Los Angeles District Meeting
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
8767 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401 | Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Presenter: Kay Simmeth, LMFT
Description: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidenced-based practice that has been used effectively to treat PTSD, trauma and other psychiatric disorders based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.
We will explore what happens to the brain during a traumatic incident and how EMDR therapy promotes the resolution of traumatic memories during reprocessing using the eight-phase protocol to facilitate healing. We will also examine the latest research behind EMDR therapy.
- Understand EMDR therapy and the Adaptive Information Processing model.
- Examine EMDR as it relates to the neurobiology of trauma.
- Discuss EMDR as an evidenced-based practice for the treatment of trauma and other psychiatric disorders.
About the Presenter:
Kay Simmeth, LMFT has over 25 years of private practice psychotherapy experience. She maintains a group practice in La Canada, California where she specializes in the assessment and treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociative disorders. EMDR therapy is a cornerstone of Kay’s practice, and she has seen positive outcomes treating trauma, personal and relational difficulties as well as issues affecting peak performance. Kay is a co-founder of EMDR Connect, a community of EMDR clinicians in the Greater Los Angeles area. As an EMDRIA Certified therapist and an Approved Consultant she provides consultation to clinicians regarding the application of EMDR therapy.
Workshop Logistics: Meeting time is 10-12:30 PM with time for announcements and networking. 2 CEUs will be offered for LCSW’s, MFT’s and LPCC’s – free for CSCSW members; $20 for non-members.
Parking: The park entry is off Robertson and opens at 9:00 AM. The only legal turn into the garage is right when coming up north up Robertson
District Coordinators: Lauren Small Small.LaurenC@gmail.com and Nadia Aquino firstname.lastname@example.org