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EMDR Adjunctive Therapy in a Communicty Mental Health Agency – Cyndi Muhlbauer and Ben Czyz

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Length: 6 Hours


Video on demand - Recorded October 2016 - Omaha, NE

CE Credit

6 CE credits (CEs included in price)                                        
6 EMDRIA credits (included in price)


15 Day Rentals:
**Please note** this online video is only available for viewing for 15 days. The CEU test needs to be completed also in the 15 day time span. We will not be able to offer any extensions.

Participant Eligibility Criteria: 

This workshop is for all therapists. You do not need to be EMDR trained as this is an adjunctive model. 


EMDR therapy can be implemented as an adjunctive therapy in agencies, taking advantage of agency strengths and minimizing weaknesses. Focus is on working effectively and purposefully to ensure best treatment for clients and less burnout for clinicians. Integrating EMDR into an “Active Ingredients” approach creates an effective and comprehensive program.

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Course Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of, and the barriers to, individuals with PTSD living in poverty having access to EMDR Therapy.
  • Access and use an evidence based intervention for         building a therapeutic alliance that can improve           positive outcomes and reduce client no call/no shows.
  • Describe the “Active Ingredient” approach to effective trauma treatment.
  • Understand the congruence between the eight phases     of the EMDR Therapy model and the “Active             Ingredient” therapy approach.
  • Learn how to implement a model for EMDR Therapy       as an adjunctive therapy, which reduces or eliminates the barriers to treatment experienced by indigent individuals.
Course Outline:

Always Start With Why: 

  • High Need for Treatment
  • ACE’s
  • Burnout vs. Engagement

Basics of Program Building: 

  • Know your stakeholders
  • Forget about them for today: this one’s all about you
  • Realizations and Challenges
  • Solutions 

Program Design 

  • Assessments
  • Coordination with other providers
  • Implementing the Adjunctive EMDR protocol 

“Active Ingredient” Approach for trauma treatment 

  • International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Scott D. Miller: Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT)
  • Tasks to complete for successful healing from trauma

Congruence of the “Active Ingredient Model” Approach with the AIP Theory of EMDR 

  • Fitting the pieces together 


  • Question and Answer
  • Course Survey


  • Presentation PowerPoint slides
  • Calm Safe Place Protocol Worksheet
  • DES
  • EMDR Adjunctive Referral Process
  • Psychosocial Education ESR Skills
  • Referral form
  • TRAUMA RECOVERY SCALE (use for pre and post EMDR)
  • Scott Miller Individual Session Rating Scale
  • EMDR Therapy Assessment Worksheet
  • EMDR Therapy History Taking and Treatment Planning Worksheet
  • EMDR Therapy Install Future Template Worksheet
  • EMDR Therapy Preparation Worksheet
  • EMDR Therapy Reprocessing Worksheet

Presented by:

Cyndi Muhlbauer

Cyndi Muhlbauer earned her  Master of Arts Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002. She is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner with  therapeutic specializations in treating complex trauma,  trauma related issues and work/school performance enhancement. She is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and a Diplomate Level Member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Cyndi is a trained EMDR therapist and along with her colleague Ben Czyz, co-coordinates Lutheran Family Services statewide EMDR Therapy program.

Ben Czyz

Ben Czyz earned his Master of Science in Community Counseling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha 2004. He is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner with therapeutic knowledge specialization in treating a range of mental health issues, including complex trauma.  Ben has worked at Lutheran Family Services since 2004.  He is a trained EMDR Therapist. Ben and his colleague Cyndi Muhlbauer coordinate the Lutheran Family Services statewide EMDR Therapy Program.  Ben and his colleague Cyndi have published their work on providing EMDR as an adjunctive therapy at a community agency in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, along with presenting their work at the National EMDRIA Conference. is the provider of Continuing Education credits. For current approvals go to

CE credits offered by: is approved by APA, ASWB, NAADAC and numerous state boards to provide CE’s for Professional and Mental Health Counselors.  This course is not available for NBCC credit.  It is the responsibility of the licensed professional to check with their board. 

EMDRIA Credits offered by:   

PLEASE NOTE: EMDRIA Credits are not valid for partially trained EMDR clinicians. 

CE Classes Id: 1471


2 User Reviews

"The presentation was informative and helpful. "
— Rosey B.

"It was helpful in treated folks with complex trauma."
— Margaret Y.

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