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2-Day EMDR for Children and Adolescents: The Complete Guide to Treating Trauma and Restoring Healthy Attachment

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Trauma and addictions go hand in hand. And without addressing both, stable and long-term recovery is unlikely.

An integrative approach to treat substance use disorders and heal trauma simultaneously seems ideal. But you worry that addressing the trauma could lead to relapse, derailing your client’s recovery journey for months or years. Maybe forever.

How can you provide the effective integrative treatment your clients really need?

EMDR allows you to get to the traumatic root causes and contributing factors of each client’s addiction so you can individualize treatment and achieve incredible results.

And now in this live two-day webinar, EMDR and addictions expert Megan McQuary, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C, will provide you with the step-by-step guidance you need to help dual diagnosis clients reach their goal of long-lasting recovery.

When you register, you’ll get clinical tools and guidance you can immediately use to overcome resistance and other barriers you face in treatment. PLUS you’ll get a roadmap to using EMDR in your addiction treatment plans so you can reduce your clients’ urges, decrease their cravings and lower their risk of relapse…all while processing the traumas of their past.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to bring the proven power of EMDR into your work with trauma clients with SUDs.

Register today!


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NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

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Megan Salar, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C's Profile

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Megan Salar, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C, is a Certified EMDR clinician and trainer, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II through Evergreen Certifications. Megan is also an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who formerly owned and operated one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in Southeast Idaho, which was voted best in practice for 2019.

Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians across the US get the most of EMDR, trauma and addiction-based skills and practices. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India, the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam and at the Psicologia Institute of Italy. Megan has extensively been trained on the use of EMDR as a protocol and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, attachment and substance abuse. She is an expert witness at the State and Federal level for her expertise in areas surrounding trauma.

Megan is the author of EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD: Skills to Manage Triggers, Move Beyond Traumatic Memories, and Take Back Your Life set to be released by New Harbinger Publications in 2023. She earned her master’s in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2011 and is an active member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers. She currently owns and operates her own Counseling, Consulting and Training Business and is passionate about genuinely changing the landscape of trauma treatment through an authentic, hands-on perspective that she has uniquely made her own.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Megan Salar has an employment relationship with Recoverhe Counseling & Consulting. She receives royalties as a published author. Megan Salar receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Megan Salar is a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, the EMDR International Association of EMDR Trauma Specialists, and the National Association of Social Workers.


  1. Analyze the clinical implications of the link between trauma and the development of maladaptive addictive coping mechanisms.
  2. Analyze research on the feasibility and efficacy of using EMDR in addiction-focused therapy.
  3. Utilize treatment strategies to help clients with substance use disorders identify triggers that can lead to increased urges to use.
  4. Use the Feeling State Addiction Protocol to reduce compulsive behavior in clients with substance use disorders.
  5. Utilize the CRAVEX Protocol to decrease cravings and desensitize addictive memories in clients with substance use disorders.
  6. Use the DeTUR Protocol to desensitize triggers and lower urge level in clients with substance use disorders.
  7. Employ EMDR resourcing strategies to prepare clients for simultaneous treatment of trauma and addiction.
  8. Employ an integrative approach that uses parts work and EMDR to disarm protective mechanisms in clients.
  9. Use EMDR to foster resilience and reduce the risk of relapse when clients are confronted by a similar trauma.
  10. Develop individualized treatment plans for clients with differing levels of awareness of addiction and different levels of motivation to change addiction-related behavior.
  11. Use EMDR therapy as a component of clients’ addiction continuing-care to help with emotional core access and perspective shift.
  12. Utilize EMDR therapy in conjunction with other treatment approaches to enhance client stability in the treatment of co-occurring trauma and addiction.


How Trauma and Addiction are Intertwined

  • Identifying early experiences of trauma and the impact
  • Addictive behaviors as methods of protection, safety, control, or coping
  • How perceptions develop and influence addictive behaviors
  • The loop of trauma symptoms that trigger substance use
  • Identifying forms of addiction

Barriers in Substance Use Treatment

  • Resistance
  • Unresolved trauma driving addictive behaviors
  • Exploring Feeling State and addiction
  • Trauma and risk of relapse- how to handle relapses during trauma processing

The EMDR Framework in SUD Treatment: Addressing Addictive Behavior through an Adaptive Information Processing Lens

  • Review of EMDR’s 8 phase model and 3 prong approach
  • EMDR & the brain- why EMDR is effective
  • How EMDR improves work with addiction related memories
  • Research, risks and treatment limitations

EMDR Protocols and Methods: Reduce Urges, Decrease Cravings and Maximize Treatment Retention

  • Feeling State Addiction Protocol - reduce the desire for addictive behavior
  • CRAVEX Protocol - decrease cravings and desensitize addictive memories
  • DeTUR Protocol - lower urge level
  • When to use each protocol
  • Integrate EMDR and Stages of Change in treatment

Crisis Management and Relapse Prevention Strategies

EMDR Resourcing Skills and Clinical Strategies for Enhanced Recovery

  • Parts Integration with EMDR to disarm protective mechanisms
  • Sober self and addicted self
  • EMDR resourcing strategies to redefine beliefs and implement sober values
  • Addressing alexithymia in clients
  • Tools to strengthen self-compassion, selfregulation and motivation for change

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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