The Community Health Council of Lebanon County is now accepting scholarship applications for training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. The application is open to licensed mental health service providers based in Lebanon county. This opportunity is the second part of the Council’s Connected Together Initiative designed to address and mitigate risk factors which contribute to violence in our communities.
Successful applicants will receive a full tuition scholarship covering the cost of the training, consultation hours, and attaining of certification credentials in accordance with the industry standards established by EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). EMDR is a therapeutic treatment modality shown to help people recover from trauma. It can be used together with other therapies.
The application is available online through any Connected Together partner, including: Community Health Council, SARCC, DVI, the United Way, and Empower the Mind, LLC. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2021.
Increasing county-wide access to EMDR therapy is the second phase of Connected Together’s community violence prevention plan. The first phase, which offers free Mobile Trauma Therapy, launched in September 2020. Any community member can self-refer for trauma therapy through an online form found at https://communityhealthcouncil.com/connected-together/, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final phase of the project is to establish another evidence-based model, Communities That Care, as a framework for community building and engagement in violence prevention. Together, these initiatives seek to create a safer and more resilient Lebanon County. Any community member interested in joining this final phase should contact Connected Together Coordinator, Fitzroy Lewis, at email@example.com.