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Training Day for future EMDR Trainers & Consultants

After months of meticulous preparations, EMDR Therapy Trainings – Lebanon Project 2017-2019 is set to begin.

Oct 13, 2017 was a significant day that marked the beginning for the training of 5 future EMDR Trainers and 4 future EMDR Consultants. Four of the trainers-in-training are from Palestine and one from Lebanon, and all of the consultants-in-training are from Lebanon. This event took place in Ramada Plaza Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon.

EMDR Therapy Trainings – Lebanon Project 2017-2019 is funded by Trauma Aid Germany and Terre des Hommes Germany. It is also supported by our National Mental Health Program in the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health. Its goals are, first, to work on capacity building of mental health professionals in Lebanon on EMDR Therapy that is an evidence-­based intervention, and, second, to make EMDR Therapy available to vulnerable population in Lebanon: traumatized individuals, refugees, and disadvantaged and abused people.

The training in this project is multilayered: Teaching Basic EMDR Therapy Training Course, Training of Consultants, Training of Facilitators, and Training of Trainers. These trainings are conducted by 2 accredited EMDR trainers, Mrs. Mona Zaghrout (from Palestine) and Dr. Derek Ferrall (from United Kingdom). The project is made up of multiple & consecutive parts, and there are more parts to go.