from Clinical/Therapeutic Issues
EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association, with over 10,000 members worldwide, is the professional organization of mental health professionals who are trained in the use of EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
EMDR is widely regarded as the cutting-edge treatment technology for acute and chronic trauma, and is now practiced by over 30,000 trained clinicians throughout the world (see www.EMDR.com for more information about EMDR as a treatment process and for training opportunities).
Dr. Goldwasser, a clinical psychologist in Miami Beach, Florida, has pioneered the bridging of EMDR and Reparative Therapy in using a trauma-focused approach in the treatment of SSA, a topic which he presented at the 2004 NARTH Conference in Washington, DC.
Arthur Goldberg, President of JONAH, describes Dr. Goldwasser's approach as "truly revolutionary" in its ability heal SSA by moving traumatic material through a client's system, and to alleviate traumatic symptoms that contributed to its development. Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, who was so moved by Dr. Goldwasser's 2004 presentation that he made the decision to begin the EMDR training process, has begun to utilize it with his work with SSA clients, and has been struck with the dramatic results that he has experienced thus far.
Those who are interested in being exposed to EMDR, who are looking for training in trauma, or who wish to attend and support Dr. Goldwasser at his presentation, can refer to the "Conferences" section at www.emdria.org for further information.