Laura DeSantis

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


Laura DeSantis, LMFT

Laura DeSantis, LPCC

Laura DeSantis, LPCC is a San Francisco-based psychotherapist specializing in trauma,dissociation, and anxiety. She has an integrative style that draws from Internal FamilySystems (IFS), EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Laura is Level 1 IFS-trained and EMDR-trained, and she completed UC BerkeleyExtension’s Professional Program in Trauma-Informed Interventions in 2020. Laura'swork with clients emphasizes understanding of the self as a means to heal past wounds,create internal and external change, and live authentically.


Is Your Client Right for Adjunct EMDR?
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

EMDR is a an evidence-based, highly effective modality for resolving trauma symptoms. Even if you’renot trained in EMDR, your clients may still benefit from this remarkable therapy - while continuing towork with you. Learn what EMDR is, how it works, and whether your clients with trauma histories mightbe a good fit for adjunct EMDR. This training will leave you with the information needed on when toethically refer a client out for EMDR, or else when to try other therapies first.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define EMDR as a therapy modality.
  2. Identify three clinical reasons to refer a client for adjunct EMDR..
  3. Name three qualities each of a client who is a good fit, a possible fit, or not a fit for adjunctEMDR..
  4. Name the primary issue that makes someone not a good candidate for adjunct EMDR.

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