“Why This Is A Big Deal For Us” – ONE80CENTER & Dr. Andrew Leeds by Dr. Stephen Dansiger
This summer, ONE80CENTER will be hosting a unique opportunity for treating professionals interested in learning EMDR therapy. Our Executive Director speaks candidly about EMDR, Dr. Andrew Leeds and “why this is a big deal for us”:
I was introduced to EMDR and Doctor Andrew Leeds by (ONE80′s Clinical Director) Berni Fried. Since then, the ability to think about and see trauma and addiction recovery through the prism of EMDR therapy has completely changed the way I practice and how I treat clients.
Dr. Leeds was one of a core group of psychotherapists around Francine Shapiro during the development of EMDR during the late 80′s and he has become the pre-eminent educator in the field. He is the leader in developing the Resource Development and Installation protocol and Positive Affect protocol. He taught me in my basic training and I’ve been consulting and certifying through him ever since I began utilizing EMDR.
Addiction is often the tip of the iceberg for the clients who come to us… the underlying trauma behind it takes time to treat. Our experience at ONE80CENTER has been that EMDR is treatment that works for people who have experienced trauma, PTSD and disturbing life experiences. Our model of an open community and extended-term care has enabled us to take full advantage of EMDR as a therapy technique. As a result, we’ve been able to reach dual-diagnosis clients who have not been treatable, or who have been subject to chronic relapse in previous treatment settings.
We are really excited to be offering this training to other therapists outside ONE80CENTER in our local community, because our open community extends out in every direction when it comes to fostering more and better treatment throughout LA and beyond. For anyone that’s considering adding EMDR to their therapy practice, Dr. Leeds is an absolute master teacher and clinician and this basic training is the best possible place to start!
Click here for more information on our EMDRIA approved Basic Training in EMDR with Dr. Andrew Leeds.