One of the goals of EMDRIA is to encourage the spread of EMDR knowledge and awareness, and so we greatly appreciate individuals who take advantage of opportunities to speak about EMDR and its effectiveness. Here is one such opportunity, so please submit a call for papers if you are interested.
Currently, CAST Canada is organizing a conference on trauma, PTSD, loss, and grief. Traumatic stress and loss play a large role in the suffering of individuals who need help from professionals.
June 22, 23, 24, 2009
Huron University College
London, Ontario, Canada
Many front line workers, teachers and helping professionals indicate they feel:
– unprepared by life to deal with trauma issues, personally or in a helping role
– under prepared by post secondary education
– under supported in the workplace
Much suffering could be prevented, or at least reduced, with proper education and support. We are starting an exciting process to change how we, as helping professionals, view and deal with traumatic stress and loss. It is our goal to reduce suffering and therefore improve quality of life for both worker and client. We will address the issue as it pertains both to professional education and workplace culture. As this is a universal problem, it is important that we initiate a concerted national effort. Our goal is to get input from coast to coast.
Our first step is the establish the scope of the issue and identify what is being done now, what are the gaps. To that end we are holding forums, conducting an online survey and holding a conference …
Request for Submissions — Basics
Anyone may submit an idea for a presentation. A Review Committee will examine and rate all submissions. We would like to see a balance of presenters across sectors and ministries, academia, service providers and people with direct experience.
Deadline for Submissions: March 2nd , 2009 –
Note – we will accept ideas for short written or video presentations that address the main premise directly.
Details can be found at http://www.cast-canada.ca , click on The Trauma Project.
Please Direct question to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-905-877-6547