Dr. Ignacio (Nacho) Jarero will present his series of protocols that can be used to treat people who have experienced a variety of traumatic events including recent events, ongoing stressors and historic abuse. The effectiveness of his EMDR protocols have been investigated in 65 peer-reviewed published papers and in a variety of cultural contexts. The populations studied in these papers include: survivors of natural disasters and war, hospital health workers with Covid-19 patients, sexually assaulted women, war veterans, adolescents with multiple adverse childhood experiences, female survivors of exploitation trafficking, first responders, caregivers of patients with autism spectrum disorder, people with prolonged interpersonal traumatic events, caregivers of patients with dementia and survivors of domestic violence.
The protocols can be applied in a stepwise approach (see diagram below). EMDR Clinicians have used these in their private practice or in the field to treat individuals and groups living with recent, present, or past prolonged adverse experiences.
During this training, EMDR practitioners will learn about the theory and neurophysiology behind the protocols and procedures with the most research in the EMDR Early Intervention and Ongoing Traumatic Stress field. They will then be taught each protocol and participate in a practicum that enhances skills associated with this protocol.
The four protocols taught are:
- EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-IGTP-OTS).
- EMDR Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-PRECI).
- Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST) Procedure for Individuals.
- Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST) Procedure in a Group Setting.
Pre-requisite Experience: workshop participants need to have completed an EMDR Australia Accredited Part One (Introductory) training.
Workshop Fee: $599 early bird (6 weeks prior to start). Otherwise $649
Melbourne February 19-20 2024
Venue Treacy Centre, Parkerville
About the Presenter
Dr Ignacio Jarero
Dr Ignacio (Nacho) Jarero pioneered EMDR Therapy in a group format for delivery in both in-person and online formats. In addition, he was instrumental in having the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conclude that EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for acute stress disorder.
Dr. Jarero is an EMDR Institute Senior Trainer of Trainers and his advanced EMDR trainings have been delivered to participants in 70 different countries. He is a co-developer of the EMDR Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-PRECI)©, the Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST) © AIP-informed treatment procedures in a group, individual, and remote formats, and the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP).
For his humanitarian services worldwide, with over 200 deployments working in worst-case scenarios, he received EMDRIA Francine Shapiro Award and the International Crisis Response Leadership Award. He has also received the EMDRIA Outstanding Research Award. Some of his critical papers are listed at the bottom of this page. He was a founder member of the EMDRIA Council of Scholars and a member of the ISTSS Research SIG.
Selected Publications on Nacho’s treatment protocols
Jarero, I., Artigas, L., & Hartung, J. (2006). EMDR integrative treatment protocol: A post-disaster trauma intervention for children & adults. Traumatology, 12(2), 121–129. Sage Publications. https://tinyurl.com/24zsfptb
Jarero, I., Artigas, L., & Luber, M. (2011). The EMDR protocol for recent critical incidents: Application in a disaster mental health continuum of care context. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 5(3), 82–94. https://tinyurl.com/29hnv6eu
Jiménez, G., Becker, Y., Varela, C., García, P., Nuño, M.A., Pérez, M.C., Osorio, A., Jarero, I., Givaudan, M. (2020). Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial on the Provision of the EMDR-PRECI to Female Minors Victims of Sexual and/or Physical Violence and Related PTSD Diagnosis. American Journal of Applied Psychology. 9(2): 42-51. https://tinyurl.com/2zcay23x
Molero, R.J., Jarero, I., Givaudan, M. (2019). Longitudinal Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial on the Provision of the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress to Refugee Minors in Valencia, Spain. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 8(4),77-88. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20190804.12. https://tinyurl.com/24cunzay
Pérez, M.C., Estévez, M.E., Becker, Y., Osorio, A., Jarero, I., & Givaudan, M. (2020). Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial on the Provision of the EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress Remote to Healthcare Professionals Working in Hospitals During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal. 15(4):1-12. https://tinyurl.com/yhqsm9ee
Susana Roque-Lopez, Elkin Llanes-Anaya, María Jesús Alvarez-López, Megan Everts, Daniel Fernández, Richard J. Davidson, Perla Kaliman (2021). Mental health benefits of a 1-week intensive multimodal group program for adolescents with multiple adverse childhood experiences. Child Abuse & Neglect, 122, 1-11. https://tinyurl.com/yjj3zcv4
A complete list of all papers published on Nacho and his teams protocols is available here.