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Digital Seminar

Relational EMDR as a Transformational Journey: The Power of Attunement

Deany Laliotis, LICSW
1 Hour 53 Minutes
Mar 18, 2023
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While EMDR is best known for the treatment of PTSD, it’s evolved into a comprehensive psychotherapy that addresses a broad range of daily life difficulties, from low self-esteem to relationship difficulties, which are often about unresolved childhood wounds. In this session, you’ll learn about how developmental trauma can be treated with Relational EMDR Therapy, not just by targeting painful memories, but by creating the conditions that make it possible for the client to “go there.” We’ll explore how an attuned “other” enables clients to process painful experiences that have been previously avoided or denied. You’ll discover:

  • How the Adaptive Information Processing model of EMDR therapy informs the relationship between past and present experiences
  • How relational EMDR can help clients move beyond symptom relief and more towards growth and change
  • Specific strategies to navigate the moment-to-moment experiences both in and out of memory reprocessing
  • The relational approaches you can use to co-create corrective emotional experience


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc.

Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is a world-renowned trainer, consultant, and clinician in EMDR therapy. She's authored several book chapters and articles on EMDR therapy and is the Founder and Director for The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc., in Washington, DC.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deany Laliotis is the founder and director of The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc. and maintains a private practice. She is an EMDR trainer and consultant and receives compensation. She receives royalties as a published author, and she receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Deany Laliotis is a member of the DC Metro Area Society of Clinical Social Work; the Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs; the EMDR International Association; and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).


  1. Utilize the Adaptive Information Processing model of EMDR therapy to inform treatment planning for developmental trauma.
  2. Integrate relational strategies into memory processing experiences in session.
  3. Analyze a therapeutic impasse and determine what’s needed to move the process forward.
  4. Apply the rules of engagement with clients in order to effectively navigate trauma processing.


  • How to connect unresolved adverse experiences to similar situations in the present
  • Resolving painful memories and generating new adaptive experiences
  • Developing relational strategies to facilitating emotional repair of childhood wounds
  • Navigating therapeutic impasses in order to regain traction
  • Encouraging activities outside of sessions that support clinical progress
  • Front-loading positive experiences in preparation for memory reprocessing
  • Co-regulating the client’s experience moment to moment
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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