Recent Traumatic Event Protocol/Group Traumatic Event Protocol

These two traumatic event therapy protocols were developed by Elan Shapiro and Brurit Laub of Israel. The goal of these protocols is to reduce the likelihood of delayed onset PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, substance use, relationship and health issues that can be exacerbated by trauma. They also assist in fostering resiliency in individuals who have experienced trauma of a man made or natural disaster.

The EMDR R-TEP protocol is applied when a recent event has occurred that requires containment and additional assistance with integration beyond the standard protocol. It is a comprehensive approach to treating recent events in the belief that serious trauma symptoms may be prevented by receiving early interventions. The EMDR G-TEP protocol is a group application useful for small groups including couples, families, and those impacted by the same traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or act of violence.

Reg and Bill were trained by Elan Shapiro and Brurit Laub in 2011 and authorized to provide the training.