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Update March 10, 2020:
This Conference has been CANCELED.

If you have registered, you will receive a full refund within 14 days.

Please allow some time for us to process all registrants.

Campus Center Auditorium, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
Saturday March 28, 2020, 8:30am-5:00pm


8:00 - 8:30am
Onsite Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00am
Welcoming Remarks - Michelle Marchese, LICSW, WMass EMDR Network Board President

9:00 - 10:30am
Morning Keynote - Robin Shapiro MSW, LICSW    "Depression and EMDR"

10:30 - 10:45am

10:45am - 12:15pm
Morning Workshops

12:15 - 1:30pm
Luncheon Buffet (included in fee)

1:45 - 5:00pm
Afternoon Workshops (break from 3:15 - 3:30pm)


 KEYNOTE (9:00 - 10:30am)

"Keynote: EMDR and Depression"
- Robin Shapiro, LICSW

Studies correlate trauma, PTSD, and complex emotional trauma with depression. This workshop addresses uses of EMDR in treating endogenous depression, including mood disorders, as well as attachment-based depression. Applications of the standard EMDR protocol, Jim Knipe’s work on shame-based depression and Polyvagal Theory will be applied in case examples.

Dorothy Carlo Memorial Scholarship
for Clinicians of Color

Dorothy Carlo, the wife of George Abbott, Ph.D., a WMass EMDR Network member, WMass EMDRIA conference speaker, and EMDR Senior Teacher, passed away in December of 2014. Marilyn Luber, Ph.D., author and EMDR clinician from Philadelphia, made a donation to WMass EMDRIA in Dorothy’s memory. Another local EMDR clinician matched this donation, establishing this scholarship. You, our registrants, continue this funding through your generous donations at time of registration, offering full funding to 2 clinicians of color to attend the 16th Annual Conference on March 28, 2020. 

Update January 27, 2020: At this time, all funds for 2020 have been awarded and the application for the scholarship is closed. In the event that this changes, we will update this page.

Program Fees

(Includes Luncheon and EMDRIA Credits)

$135 before March 1, does not include CEUs for disciplines
$155 after March 1, does not include CEUs for disciplines
$120 for retired clinicians + Community Mental Health Clinicians working 30+ hours/week (non-reimbursed by agency), does not include CEUs for disciplines

Continuing Education Units:
$40 for Continuing Education Units through R. Cassidy Seminars (all disciplines)

Please note EMDRIA Credits are included in registration fee
Online Registration closes on March 20, 2020. After that date, walk-ins are welcome.
This workshop is held in facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Joanna Vaughn joannavaughn@gmail.com if special accommodations are required.

The Western Mass EMDR Network maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.

Full refunds will be given up to one week prior to the event. Please contact the registrar (Cheryl Case) with any refund questions: registrar@wmassemdria.com   413-325-4563.  Registration by mail closes on March 15th. Walk-ins are welcome after that!

Cancellation in case of bad weather: The conference will be canceled in case of weather emergencies only if UMass is closed. In that case, we will send an email to all registrants and fully refund all fees. UMass weather closing can be found at: https://www.umass.edu/closing/

Please contact the registrar (Cheryl Case) with any questions: registrar@wmassemdria.com 413-325-4563

Online registration is preferred.

To pay by check, please download, print, and mail in this registration form.