“Modern life brings us in touch with traumas, great and small, that leave us reacting in ways we would never expect or know how to deal with. EMDR and other adjunctive therapies can help us to better cope and to strengthen our inner resources. In this way, we can move forward with focus, purpose and humanity."


Dr. Karen Alter-Reid is a psychotherapist in private practice and trains mental health clinicians. She is committed to getting the word out that post-traumatic symptoms are treatable, and a normal reaction to abnormal situations. She devotes part of her time to trauma treatment and training in disaster areas. She developed the Big Oak Psychotherapy & Training Institute which provides EMDR Basic Training and other psychotherapy-related workshops on current topics in the field. 

                                                Upcoming Training Offerings

Write to Dr. Alter-Reid for further information on any of the trainings below at:  karen.alterreid@gmail.com

EMDR Basic Trainings:  Big Oak Psychotherapy Training Institute.  All EMDR Basic Trainings include the entirety of Part I, Part II, and the 10 hours of consultation required for complete training in EMDR Therapy.

Fall 2019 EMDR Basic Training in Stamford, Connecticut

Location: University of Connecticut. One University Place, Stamford, CT 06901

 October 3, 4, 5, and December 5, 6, 7. Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM daily.  *(6 of the 10 consultation hours will occur during the October and December training dates.  The remaining 4 hours will occur in live or Skype groups between training dates: EMDR Institute Basic Training course taught by EMDRIA-certified EMDR trainer and NIP faculty member, Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D.  To register, call Dr. Alter-Reid at 203-329-2701 or go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=x4em8lmab&oeidk=a07eg5hptkn1b089e48http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=x4em8lmab&oeidk=a07eflt7zpra14ab238

Fee for EMDR Basic Trainings:

Registration: $1,995.00

Early Registration: $1,895.00 

Reviewer Track (lecture only for those already trained in EMDR:  $1,295.00)

Vets and Full Time Non-Profits:  $1,795.00

July 12-13, 2019

Presenter: Brurit Laub, M.A.

EMDR Therapy through a Dialectical Lens: A Synthesis of Opposites

To register, go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=x4em8lmab&oeidk=a07eg5hptkn1b089e48