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Christie Sprowls, Psy.D.

Guest Speaker

Christie Sprowls, Psy.D. is a board licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and has practiced in Austin, Texas for 35 years. Dr. Sprowls is a regional trainer for the EMDR Institute and an EMDRIA Approved Trainer. She has trained in Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, South and Central America, Turkey, Japan, and Cuba as well as across the U.S. She has worked with UNICEF, the U.S. Army, and various non-profit agencies. Dr. Sprowls has been awarded two Humanitarian Assistance Awards for her service abroad and has devoted her career to getting EMDR into as many helping hands as possible.


Session F2: EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Presented by Christie Sprowls, Psy.D. in Intermediate, Introductory at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 19th.

Standard Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocols for the treatment of anxiety will be presented within the context of the Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP). The primary focus will be on the treatment of anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder and phobias, based on clinical research and practice. Lean how to integrate anxiety disorder…

Session P1: Trainer Session: Enhancing the EMDR Basic Training Experience

Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW, Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC, Christie Sprowls, Psy.D., Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW, Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, REAT in Advanced at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, April 17th.

EMDR trainers provide guidance, support, and mentorship to those therapists who are beginning their journey as EMDR providers. They facilitate skill development, case conceptualization, and help trainees gain confidence in using EMDR and the AIP model in their clinical practice. Through theoretical instruction and practical exercises, EMDR trainers equip therapists with tools to help clients…