The Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP)
And

The Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP)

Two important EMDR additions for your toolbox

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ONLINE WORKSHOP INFORMATION

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Dates:
R-TEP – TBD
G-TEP – TBD

Times:
8:30AM – Registration/Log on daily
9AM-4:30PM – Program each day

Place:

This training is a Live, Interactive Workshop held on the Zoom platform.
When the program is held in person,  workshops will be held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For special accommodations please email Dr. Masciandaro.

Audience:
Attendees should have completed their basic training and be licensed psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, drug and alcohol counselors or other mental health professionals.

Training level:
Intermediate For questions about this program email: drmgmas@me.com

Since 2010 Dr. Masciandaro has been utilizing these protocols. The R-TEP was developed in 2008 by Elan Shapiro and Brurit Laub. The G-TEP emerged as the need to scale -up to treat groups became clearer. Dr. Masciandaro is a licensed psychologist and has been a volunteer for Trauma Recovery HAP since 9/11. She has been a TRN Coordinator, facilitator for basic training, and trainer-of-trainers to expand the dissemination of these two protocols. Her volunteer mission has taken her across the US from Alaska to Florida.

On a local level she is a facilitator for the EMDR Institute, one of four NJ EMDR Network Coordinators, and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

In addition, Dr. Masciandaro is an Approved Consultant with the American Academy of Clinical Hypnosis, a Past-President of the Clinical Hypnosis Society of New Jersey and as a faculty member participates in CHSNJ sponsored trainings each year. She has been a field work supervisor for the Graduate School Of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers U.

Time Line and Learning Objectives:

R-TEP:

9AM-10:30AM Background & Development

  1. Name 2 reasons for a different protocol for recent trauma.
  2. Identify 1 issue encountered with early EMDR intervention.
  3. Describe one challenge for the therapist with EEI.

10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-12:30 Key Procedures & Concepts

  1. Define episode narrative & how and when this is obtained.
  2. Explain how to obtain your targets for processing.
  3. Describe how targets are identified for the google search.
  4. Define focused processing.

 

12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:15 The How of the RTEP

  1. Demonstrate the use of EMDr and EMD.
  2. Describe how to deal with stuck points.
  3. Define how the search for Points of Disturbance ends.
  4. State how to close a session & begin the next one.

3:30-3:45. Break

3:45-4:15 Con’t The How of the RTEP

4:15-4:30 Research

  1. Name a published research study utilizing RTEP.
  2. Cite one goal of EEI (Early EMDR Intervention).
  3. Name 1 assessment tool useful with traumatized clients.

G-TEP:

9AM-10:30AM. Applying R-TEP for groups

  1. List one challenge faced adapting R-TEP for groups.
  2. Identify the materials necessary for a G-TEP session.
  3. Describe the important staffing considerations.
  4. State the 6 + 2 steps.

 

10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-12:30 Practice A procedures with worksheet

  1. Explain two uses for the Step 1 exercise.
  2. Recite the steps that encourage group sharing.
  3. Describe how do you determine the length of sets.
  4. Explain how to determine when to check in.

12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:15 Practice B

  1. Give an example of an introduction to begin the exercise.
  2. Describe what to do if SUDs are not reducing.
  3. Explain the options for Follow-Up in G-TEP.

4:15-4:30 Research

  1. Name 1 published G-TEP study.
  2. Tell 1advantage of G-TEP.
  3. Discuss the adaptations for children and non-readers.

Course Overview

Each protocol offers new tools for your practice. R-TEP expands your ability to respond individually to a recent or extremely overwhelming, fragmented event as it unfolds. It is designed to meet the need for additional containment and safety. G-TEP can be used with an individual who is better able to process privately, using color/drawing as a means to express their emotions; or, with more than one person at the same time. They could be working on the same or a different target because they do not share their negative associations. This can be used with families too. Register for one or both trainings.

Registration

To register for this program, fill out the form attached and email to Dr. Masciandaro at: drmgmas@me.com. Payment may be made on-line or a check sent through the mail.

Fees

One Day Either Program: $200.

Refresher (Please copy certificate from previous course.) $110.

Two Days

Registration $350.

Refresher (Please copy certificates from previous courses.) $225.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations emailed up to 14 days before the workshop will receive a refund less a $50. fee.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates for all others except NJ SWs will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 12 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 12 clock hours. Live online

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.
12 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

 

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.
12 CE hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 12 contacthours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
12 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.
12 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 12 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 12 contact hours. Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
12 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 12 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 12 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 12 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 12 hours general. Expires 3/31/5051.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 12 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 12 contact hours

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 12 CE Hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

There is no conflict of Interest or commercial support for this program.

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 12 CE credits by EMDRIA. This course, The Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) & The Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP), Approval #201905-2026, provided by Maria G. Masciandaro.PsyD is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: June 15, 2020 – August 31, 2022. Social workers will receive 12 clinical continuing education hours for participating in this course.

New Jersey social workers can also receive 6 Clinical CE credits for either day if registering for just one day.
The individual RTEP program carries approval number 203006-1814 for 6 Clinical CE credits from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.
The individual GTEP program carries approval number 203006-1839 for 6 Clinical CE credits from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.

Grievances

All grievances should be submitted in writing to drmgmas@me.com. Grievances will be responded to within 5-10 business days.