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Mark Nickerson, LICSW

Guest Speaker

Mark Nickerson, LICSW, is an EMDR Institute Trainer and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. He is the Director of EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, He conducts basic and advanced EMDR trainings nationally and internationally on topics including culturally informed EMDR therapy and healing culturally based trauma and adversity (CBTA). He is the editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Insights, Strategies and Protocols (2nd edition, Springer, 2023, and The Wounds Within (Skyhorse, 2015), an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families. Contact at


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…

Session S4: EMDR Case Conceptualization Including Culturally-Based Trauma and Adversity

Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW in Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 20th.

There is an increasing awareness of the critical need to understand culture and societal context within trauma intervention. Therapists are challenged to develop new skills that enhance and refine EMDR case conceptualization and treatment approaches. This presentation offers an array of conceptual and practical considerations so therapists can lean into this work with greater confidence.…