EMDR East Anglia Mini-Conference and Networking Day



EMDR East Anglia Mini-Conference and Networking Day

Saturday 25th November 2023, 09:30 – 16:30
Online via Zoom (the event will be recorded and available for 28 days)

EMDR and IFS: EMDR for all our Parts (morning)

GTEP in NHS ICU during Covid, and with staff in an Inpatient Setting (afternoon)

EMDR in Bosnia Herzegovina (afternoon)

Presentations and Q&A, followed by Networking Groups to focus on the content of the day.

[The East Anglia EMDR Association AGM will be held at 12:30, during the lunchbreak]


EMDR for All Our Parts with Claire van den Bosch

Claire van den Bosch, EMDR Practioner and IFS Level 3 trained therapist, will present on experiencing our clients and ourselves through the intensely and explicitly relational systems theory lense of Dick Schwarz’s Internal Family Systems. Claire will share reflections on her experience of the power and beauty of incorporating IFS into every Phase of EMDR psychotherapy with complex clients and of the “most important” interweave available – working with our own parts – as therapist – in real time in sessions.

Please email any questions you have for Claire in advance of the day: clairepvdb@gmail.com


GTEP Presentations with John Mulhall & John Davies –

GTEP in ICU during COVID & GTEP with staff in an Inpatient setting

John Mulhall, Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Trainer, & EMDR Consultant.  Presenting on the GTEP (Group Traumatic Episode Protocol) project, a single session group based intervention, outlined in the attached paper (view document) was conceived, co-facilitated by John, and his colleagues, at the St Aubyn Centre in Colchester. The Centre is an NHS adolescent inpatient psychiatric setting.  John will be presenting and discussing aspects of the project, and its findings.




A further study will be presented by Dr John Davies, Psychologist & EMDR Practitioner, on using GTEP with patients and staff in ICU during COVID-19.  John has a particular interest in using this approach with critical care inpatients who have been identified as being at increased risk of developing ICU-related psychological morbidity, including PTSD. He has similarly used RTEP and elements from GTEP to support staff during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic.




EMDR Bosnia Herzegovina talk with Mevludin Hasanovic, Shemsa Hasan and Selvira Draganovic.

Mevludin Hasanovic, President of EMDR Bosnia Herzegovina, will talk of his work in developing EMDR in Bosnia Herzegovina as a Consultant Psychiatrist & later EMDR Consultant post war (1992-1995).  Supported by Trauma Aid UK.

Followed by Shemsa Hasan, EMDR Consultant, talking of her experiences in the Child War Museum in Sarajevo and the Memorial Centre, Portocari.

Finally, Selvira Draganovic, EMDR Consultant in Bosnia Herzegovina, will then talk on ‘The Elephant in the room’; Incorporating spirituality & religion in psychotherapy.



CPD Credits: For EMDR Association UK Members: 6 CPD credits have been approved for this event.

This event will be recorded and available for 28 days after the event.