Upcoming Trainings

5/17/2024 - EMDR Part 1 Southfield, MI

5/31/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 1

6/7/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 1

6/7/2024 - EMDR Part 2

Prescott Valley, AZ

6/7/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 2

6/11/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 1

6/14/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 2

6/14/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 1

6/28/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 1

7/19/2024 - Virtual EMDR Part 1

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Dear EMDR,

Happy Spring and happy Mental Health Awareness Month! As this year unfolds, I am filled with optimism and excitement for the opportunities that lie ahead.

Our shared commitment to the mission and values of Trauma Recovery/HAP has been the cornerstone of our achievements year after year. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our 2023 Annual Appeal donors. Your year end donations drive us forward into 2024!

For nearly 30 years, we have pursued our mission to increase the capacity for effective treatment of psychological trauma in underserved communities anywhere in the world, which has only been possible with the commitment of our volunteers and donors.

If you haven't already connected with us on social media, we encourage you to join our online community and to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and X.

In this newsletter, we bring you information on,

  • The impact of our programs in 2023
  • Upcoming in-person trainings
  • 2024 HAP Conference speakers
  • Latest responses of the Trauma Recovery Network
  • Annual EMDR Walk in the Park: Save the Date
  • and more!

If you have a story or educational topic you'd like featured in an upcoming newsletter, we want to hear from you! Simply reply to this newsletter and we will be in touch.

Thank you for supporting the continuation of our work in 2024.




Carol R. Martin

Executive Director 

Welcome Scholarship Fund Recipients

In January, we welcomed 10 new graduate students into our Scholarship Program. During the year, they will take Part I and Part II EMDR Basic Training with HAP and become EMDR trained clinicians serving the community mental health field! Join us in congratulating them!

Jenna Bockey

Austin Bowman 

Kiara Cervantes

Sarah Hynes-Despenas

Alexandra Matheis

Joanna Michael

Tracey Quarles 

Carly Shadron 

Veehangi Singh 

Learn more about our Scholarship Fund.

2023 Highlights and Impact

Check out the impact of our programs and activities last year! We have so much to celebrate!

We want to say 'thank you' to the dedicated volunteers, donors, and supporters who made this work possible in 2023!

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Restoring Hope and Fostering Healing for Communities

Tragic events – from school shootings to natural disasters – are impacting communities around the world every day. Whether tragedy strikes locally, nationally or internationally, Trauma Recovery/HAP is working to restore and safeguard individual and community mental health.

Orange County TRN® Responds to Cook's Corner Shooting

Just one day after the terrible shooting at Cook’s Corner in the Trabuco Canyon in Orange County, California the Orange County Trauma Recovery Network® was fielding referrals and connecting individuals in need of mental health services to their network of volunteer EMDR therapists for pro-bono therapy. Read more...

EMDR Basic Training to Support Hawaii

Working with a local clinician in Hawaii, Trauma Recovery/HAP has hosted both EMDR Part 1 and 2 training for 21 clinicians from Maui and Oahu. By training local clinicians, we are able to increase the number of EMDR trained professionals available to support the community in the long term. Read more...

Kansas City Missouri TRN® Responds to Chief's Super Bowl Parade Shooting

The Kansas City Missouri (KCMO) TRN quickly mobilized its members to provide mental health trauma support and recovery services for those impacted by the February 15th mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade. Read more...

Join us at the 2024 HAP® Conference for a transformative learning experience!


Are you eager to engage with the global EMDR community in a collaborative setting to advance the mission of worldwide healing?


Look no further than the 2024 HAP Conference. This exceptional conference will take place from August 23-25, 2024, in the vibrant city of Philadelphia, PA

Why attend? Conference attendees receive the following and more:

  • Learn and engage with over 20 speakers
  • Access to the Exhibitor Hall with vendors and activities
  • Access to session recordings on-demand for up to 3 months post conference
  • Complimentary breakfast and coffee breaks daily
  • Earn up to 34 EMDRIA Credits and 34 CE credits*
  • Exclusive opportunity to participate in the RTEP/GTEP pre-conference training

Keynote Speaker:

Robbie Dunton, MS, MA

Executive Director of the EMDR Institute of Francine Shapiro

Trauma Recovery/HAP Board Member

Keynote Speaker:

Ana Gómez, MC, LPC

Founder and Director of the AGATE Institute

*Please be aware that all continuing education credits are currently pending approval. Attendees can earn up to 34 continuing education credits through accessing the on-demand session recordings post conference.

Visit the Conference Website

Upcoming In-Person Training Opportunities


Trainer: Bernadette Talia

May 17-19, 2024 | Southfield, MI


Trainer: April M. Minjarez

June 7-9, 2024 | Prescott Valley, AZ


Trainer: Bernadette Talia

August 16-18, 2024 | Southfield, MI


Trainer: Larry Shrier August 21-22, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

*Currently open to 2024 HAP Conference attendees only.

Pending space, registration will open to the general public in June.

Schedule an in-person training for your nonprofit organization or public service agency today! Fill out a Host Application to get started.

EMDR Walk in the Park Raises Over $19,000 in 2nd Year

The second annual EMDR Walk in the Park took place Sunday, October 1, 2023 with more than 130 participants. The event was a resounding success, bringing together individuals, mental health professionals, and Trauma Recovery/HAP supporters from all walks of life to raise awareness for EMDR therapy. Read the full event recap.

Save the Date:

3rd Annual EMDR Walk in the Park

Sunday, October 6, 2024

Commemorative 2023 EMDR Walk in the Park t-shirts are available for purchase on the HAP Product Store. Grab one for you or a friend today!

Purchase a Walk T-shirt

Celebrating the Heart of HAP® - Volunteer Appreciation Week

Trauma Recovery/HAP celebrated our incredible, dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21-27, 2024.

We highlighted the impact our volunteers have on individuals and communities in need of trauma healing and volunteers shared their motivation for getting involved with our organization.


Volunteer Recognition

Below is a list of those who have generously donated their time and expertise

during the months of July 2023 through February 2024.

Your willingness to give your time, energy and knowledge have made it possible for Trauma Recovery/HAP to continue to achieve our mission.

George Abbott

Robin Arnett

Dominique Barritt

Lisa Battle-Gwathney

Stephen Beck

Holly Brewer

Leslie Brown

Christeli Brunner

Joanna Burke

Sandra Carrier

Nicole Castiglioni

Quandra Chaffers

Tamara Clemmons

Maranda Conner

Shannon Dillon

Liz Downey

Tim Eby-McKenzie

Thomas Efird

Stacy Eggsware

Kathy Eichelberger

Susan Engel

Joan Freeman

Jonna Fries

Peggy Gale

Sharon Gera

Liza Gianetto

Brian Gong

Martha Herb

Marcia Holland

Kyle Hood

Kelly Hurley

Erin Hwasta

Amy Kahn

Rhonda Kamai-Kekela

Marlene Kenney

Rhonda Kildea

Camille Larsen

Jason Linder

Megan Loving

Barbara Lutz

Kim Mann

Christine Mark-Griffin

Tara May

Triona McMaster

Reginald McRae

Betsy Mejias

Scott Mentzer

Daniel Mitchell

Peggy Moore

Alfredo Munoz

Katy Murray

Desiree Murray

Ted Olejnik

Sarah Osborne

Linda Ouellette

John Paradiso

Anthony Parmenter

Debra Payne

Hope Payson

Corrie Piper

Merrill Powers

Deborah Price

Gary Quinn

Gemma Rivera

Luke Robbins

Kerry Rollins

Dorinna Ruh

Susana Russ

Kimberley Salamone

Larry Shrier

Gladys Smith

Sadie Smith

Charlene Spears

Kelly Stevenson

Bernadette Talia

Jorge Torres-Saenz

Timothy Vermillion

Benjamin von Ende

Gretchen von Seggern

Bethany Warren

Maureen Welch

Jessica Whitake

Cindy White

Janet Wilson

Sherry Yam

Yuchuan Yang

Kate Yeutter

Congratulations and welcome to the following groups:

New Facilitators in Training:

Jess Converse

Shannon Dillon

Kim Mann

Christine Mark-Griffin

Betsy Mejias

Fartun Mohamud

Janelle Nimer

Anthony Parmenter

Luke Robbins

Gladys Smith

Benjamin von Ende

Maureen Welch

Sherry Yam

New Part 1 Facilitators:

Robin Arnett

Tamara Clemmons

Kim Mann

Debra Payne

Luke Robbins

Gladys Smith

Benjamin von Ende

New Facilitators:

Liz Downey

Sarah Osborne

Kimberley Salamone

New Part 1 Trainers:

Rhonda Kildea

Thank you to the following international volunteers, working to spread and strengthen EMDR in different parts of the world:

Ms. Adithy

Dushyant Bhadlikar

Hvovi Bhagwatwar

Wallapa Bunpromma

Francisca Chiang

Fr. Chilton

Tripti Choudhary Vaid

Pingkan Cynthia

Yulia Direzkia

Nathanael E.J. Sumampouw

Deepak Gupta

Vera Handojo

Nam Hee Kim

Seok Hyeon Kim

Jae Hyun Kim

Masaya Ichii

Rahajeng Ikawahyu Indrawati (Ika)

Shaheen Islam

Tri Iswardani Sadatun

Li Jianjun

Kanokwan Jirathongkhamchote

Syam K Ravindran

Mann Ka Fai

Shamim Karim

Payongsri Khanthikul

Jun Ki Kim

Akiko Kikuchi

Daeho Kim

Pamela Koh

Connie Kristanto

Fang Li


James Marid Kaewchinda

Sushma Mehrotra

Nithya Mohan

Chitra Munshi

Chintan Naik

Janet Nathisinghe

Ms. Nithya

Ann Parichawan

Nawanant Piyavhatkul

Mrinalini Purandare

RR. Rahajeng, Ika

Rani Raote

Kruti Shah

Karishma Shah Savla

Supannee Siriapawiwat

Atara Sivan

Usha Srivastava

Natanael Sumampouw

Tri Swasono Hadi

Khadija Tahir

Parul Tank

Sonali Tanksale

Sombat Tapanya

Usha V Srivastava

Jackie Viemilawati

Linda Wan-Koh

Thanyalak Wanliang

Indira Weerasinghe

Matthew Woo

Ma Xiangzhen

Shekh Zadi Rezina Parvin

Rusham Zahra Rana

Jinsong Zhang

*If your name is not listed above and should be, please let us know. Our hope is to recognize all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
We want our newsletter to be a place for sharing your stories and knowledge. 
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