Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has established itself as an evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma and other related mental health disorders. Despite the numerous studies touting EMDR’s efficacy, it is still largely regarded as too complicated to understand, a major factor in why many who have been trained in EMDR no longer use it. EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches to Using EMDR with Every Client offers a fresh approach to understanding, conceptualizing, and ultimately implementing EMDR into clinical settings.
Dr. Jamie Marich brings in her clinical experience from other modalities and disciplines to show that EMDR is more than just a series of protocols that need to be mastered in order for it to be effective. Using common sense language, clinical cases, and practical examples, EMDR Made Simple will give you the tools to build on your existing clinical knowledge and make EMDR work for you and your clients.
Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, REAT, RYT-500, RMT, (she/they/we), began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2002, primarily teaching English and music. Jamie travels internationally teaching topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Akron, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy.
Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger in 2018, and their new book with Springer Publishing Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma-Focused Guide released in 2021. North Atlantic Books published a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps in the Summer of 2020, and they released The Healing Power of Jiu-Jitsu: A Guide to Transforming Trauma and Facilitating Recovery in 2022. Her latest release with North Atlantic Books, Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma-Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Life came out in January 2023. She has three more projects in the works with North Atlantic Books, including her personal memoir about surviving spiritual abuse called You Lied to Me About God due out in Autumn 2024.
The New York Times featured Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness in 2017 and 2020. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award because she used her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health. The Huffington Post published her personal story of being out as a clinical professional with a dissociative disorder in May 2023.
Financial: Dr. Jamie Marich is the founder of Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She is a guest adjunct Instructor at Youngstown State University. Dr. Marich receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She is a published author and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jamie Marich is a member of the NALGAP, the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, the International Center for Clinical Excellence, and the Ohio Counseling Association.
"Kudos to Dr. Marich for cutting through the dogma and ideology that so often surrounds new approaches and creating a practical, how-to volume on EMDR."
- Scott Miller, Ph.D., Author of The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy
"With her four faces of EMDR, Marich has broken out of the EMDR orthodoxy representing a fresh new voice and perspective that is intelligent, clinically sound and an important contribution to the evolution of EMDR."
- Laurell Parnell, Ph.D., EMDR expert, trainer Private Practice, Las Vegas, NV, Author of the bestselling A Therapist's Guide to EMDR
“After completing both Part I and II EMDR training I felt somewhat lost in how to tailor my personal approach with clients while maintaining the integrity of the EMDR method. Dr. Marich’s book not only illuminated the way for me but gave me the confidence I needed to expand my private practice using EMDR. Her vast clinical experience, directed resources and practical hands on examples demonstrated to me the usefulness of EMDR for a range of clients. EMDR Made Simple is an easy to read guide to EMDR greatly influenced by Dr. Marich’s friendly and very personable style. Her 4 approaches to EMDR allow the reader to find a mode that works for them while not compromising the best practices efficacy of the EMDR protocol.”
- Karen Anderson, M.S., LMFT, Private Practice, Las Vegas, NV
“I am convinces that eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is the most important psychological discovery since Freud. The only problem seems to be the early EMDR researchers, who were very successful in terms of demonstrating that clinical efficacy of EMDR, may have prematurely ‘locked into’ a rather strict protocol that could have benefited from some improvements along the way. Dr. Marich provides a very thoughtful analysis of this issue. Her work will do much to help us evaluate both the future of EMDR, and many of its various derivatives.”
- Allan Botkin, Psy.D., Author of Induced After Death Communication: A New Therapy for Healing Grief and Trauma
“Unlike many authors and EMDR practitioners who have attempted to -and for decades have succeeded in- shrouding this efficient, effective trauma modality in secrecy and mystique- imbuing fear and doubt in many trauma-competent clinicians, Marich clarifies, simplifies and sheds much needed light on this heretofore esoteric process. Thank you for a well-written, common sense, hands-on elucidation of EMDR. If EMDR Made Simple was the first book on this subject a clinician were to read, it is close to a guarantee that it will be the first of many.”
- Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCPD, Author of Trauma competency: A Clinician’s Guide
“As a self-identified Protocol-Oriented EMDR Therapist, I applaud Dr. Marich for expanding the accessibility of the EMDR Approach even further. EMDR Made Simple…provides an inclusive scope sending a clear message of mutual respect while supporting an understanding of the EMDR Approach uniting the therapeutic community. A must read for all clinicians!”
- Earl Grey, Ph. D., Author of Unify Your Mind: Connecting the Feelers, Thinkers, and Doers of Your Brain
“Dr. Marich has shown her years of wisdom and professional experience to write a captivating book on EMDR. Her touching stories about her own recovery from trauma will inspire the reader to empathize with the struggles of their patients. Dr. Marich uses her struggles as metaphors to help the reader understand complex treatment protocols while encouraging readers to adapt theory and protocol to their own personal style of therapy. This is a must read book for both beginning and experienced therapists.”
- Douglas Darnall, Ph.D., Author of Divorce Casualties and Beyond Divorce Casualties
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.
PESI Mobile App
Access CE trainings on your phone or tablet through our free mobile app. Choose video or audio-only versions of live webcasts and online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Please wait ...