Telehealth is a viable alternative to in-person therapy, however, there are many barriers to consider when utilizing this intervention while working with clients who could benefit from EMDR. As a result of the global pandemic (COVID-19), clinicians need access to training, resources and additional tools when providing EMDR to clients via Telehealth. This presentation will provide resources and best practices to consider with the guidelines for Telehealth as outlined by EMDRIA. Upon successful quiz completion, credit for participation will be awarded.
Rachel Harrison, LCPC, NCC
Rachel is the Founder & Clinical Director of Trauma Specialists of Maryland, LLC in Frederick, MD. She is a Certified Therapist and an Approved Consultant for EMDR Therapy, as well as a trainer, offering EMDRIA approved EMDR trainings nationally.Rachel brings 22 years’ experience as a therapist specializing in the treatment of complex trauma and attachment.She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Hood College, providing courses in trauma, EMDR, Group Therapy, and Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice.Rachel works as a consultant nationally to therapists who are learning EMDR and those who are learning to be consultants in EMDR Therapy.Rachel co-founded the Trauma Training Consortium, which offers training and supervision for provisionally licensed clinicians to learn effective methods of treating trauma. Additionally, she serves as a Consultant for the Frederick Trauma Recovery Network, a network of EMDR therapists serving the Frederick community, including first responders, police and firefighters by providing both crisis services and pro bono EMDR Sessions at no cost following exposure to human made or natural disasters.She offers both community and professional training in attachment parenting, working with children, the treatment of trauma, EMDR, dissociation and adoption, among other topics.Rachel is passionate about treating trauma, specifically using EMDR to heal our communities.