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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, due to a death in the family, host Laura Reagan is away and replaying a past episode which relates to last week’s conversation with Rotem Brayer. on the Art & Science of EMDR. This week, Laura revisits her conversation with Dr. Debbie Korn on identifying and assessing dissociation in preparation for processing complex trauma using EMDR. 

Deborah L. Korn, PsyD maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA and is a faculty member at the Trauma Research Foundation and the EMDR Institute. She is also the former Clinical Director of the Women’s Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals and a past board member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. 

Dr. Korn has authored or coauthored numerous articles and chapters focused on EMDR therapy, including comprehensive reviews of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. She is an EMDR International Association-approved consultant and also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect and complex traumatic stress disorders. She is the co-author of Every Memory Deserves Respect—a 2021 book about trauma, recovery, and EMDR therapy written for the layperson.


Check out Dr. Korn’s resources here.

Dr. Deborah Korn’s book website: www.EveryMemoryDeservesRespect.com

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Additional resources:

I’m excited to invite you to a special free webinar presented by my colleague and prior Therapy Chat guest, the renowned therapist and teacher Dr. Janina Fisher, on April 14, 2023, at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 7pm UTC. Sign up and you’ll receive the replay if you can’t attend live. Reserve your spot now: [Register Now] Undoing the Damage: Healing from the Shame of Trauma

In partnership with the Academy of Therapy Wisdom, I’m excited to invite you to a free webinar offered by my colleague, Juliane Taylor Shore. Jules is a gifted therapist who likes to geek out on neuroscience and then share it in ways that therapists can understand and apply. She’ll do just that in this webinar on Memory Reconsolidation for Anxiety. Register here for free! 

Therapists, join the waiting list for Trauma Therapist Network membership. We now have new membership levels and options for Group Practice Owners and Canadian therapists! Get the details and join the waiting list to receive first access when membership reopens here: https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join ! What is TTN? Go here to check it out!

Therapists – Attend another free webinar presented by Dr. Janina Fisher. In this recorded webinar, Healing the Shame of our Fragmented Selves, Janina will address helping clients who struggle with shame and self-loathing. As a special gift, when you register for the free webinar, you’ll also get access to two one-hour trainings from Dr. Fisher so you can learn the foundation of her Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment model right away.

Therapists – get free trainings on Energy Work and Spirituality with trauma survivors from Dr. Frank Anderson and save on his training when you register here!

Find Laura’s most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings. 

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April 7, 2023

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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