Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol

Thank you for your interest in this training. Registrations are now closed. Please consider the November dual Training.

Consider adding this important protocol to your toolbox. It extends the power of EMDR so that the traumatic memory is not reinforced in its current form by delaying the details of the episode until processing can occur.


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Times Reflect US East Coast Time:
8:30AM – Log on (virtual) to check internet connections
9AM-4:30PM – Program

Program Platform when offered on-line:
Zoom Healthcare Platform – HIPAA compatible

Preparation: Participants are requested to read EMDRIA’s Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy prior to the workshop. These guidelines will be reviewed at the outset of the training.

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:

Since 2010 Dr. Masciandaro has been utilizing the early intervention protocols developed by Elan Shapiro. First R-TEP developed with Brurit Laub, and then G-TEP. Now, given the need for safe on-line administration, the power of the G-TEP has been extended.

Dr. Masciandaro is a licensed psychologist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and currently a faculty member of the Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy. She is a 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 one of four NJ EMDR Network Coordinators. She is a visiting supervisor for the Psychological Clinic of the Rutgers University Graduate School Of Applied and Professional Psychology. She also provides consultation to a variety of agencies offering services to traumatized individuals.

In addition, Dr. Masciandaro was 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 participated in CHSNJ sponsored trainings. 



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.




Course Overview

R-TEP expands your ability to respond individually to a recent past event or an extremely overwhelming, fragmented event as it unfolds. It is designed to meet the need for additional containment and safety. It can be used with situations of on-going distress where no period of respite occurs.

If the clinician is working on-line, it is important that the clinician be able to uphold all the ethical guidelines and standards for remote administration that would be applicable for in person administration. Clinicians must be familiar with the EMDRIA guidelines for Telehealth, in particular, the recommendation for a Telehealth course for any clinician working remotely. All clinicians must be familiar with the licensing laws for their profession in the state in which the client resides.


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


Regular Registration: $200 
Early Registration 2 weeks in advance: $1755Refresher (Please copy certificate from previous course.) $110

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 for virtual trainings, 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 will be issued following the receipt of the completed evaluation.

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.

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

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 6 CE credits by EMDRIA.

The EC Program Approval Number: #17018-24. This course, Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP), Approval #06072022-55, 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, Tuesday June 7, 20222 through August 31, 2004. New Jersey social workers will receive a 6 CE credits for participating in this course.



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

Thank you for your interest in this training. Registrations are now closed. Please check back soon for the next R-TEP Training.