EMDR Mexico is the ASSYST-HEART Home
"We are all responsible for the world we live in. Worldwide, clinicians are forging bonds that transcend countries and ideologies. Bonds that can help heal the trauma and pain that lead to ongoing violence and suffering. To make a difference that affects generations to come—don’t leave it to anyone else. We all have to take a part in it." — Dr. Francine Shapiro.
WHAT IS THE ASSYST HEART PROJECT?
In March 2022, at the start of the Ukrainian invasion/war, the Humanitarian Emergency ASSYST Response Training was born to give specialized mental health providers (SMHP) from countries needing support the knowledge to conduct sustainable ASSYST Humanitarian & Research Psychosocial Projects.
HOW MANY SMHP HAVE BEEN TRAINED PRO-BONO AND FROM WHICH COUNTRIES?
As of February 2024, over 9,000 SMHP from 22 countries (Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Syria, Bulgaria, Iran, South Sudan, Peru, the USA, Poland, Armenia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Canada/Labrador) have been trained pro-bono.
IS IT NECESSARY FOR SMHP TO BE EMDR PRACTITIONERS?
No, it is not necessary to be an EMDR practitioner but it is Mandatory to live in the geographical area of the training
We have observed that after seeing the effectiveness of the ASSYST treatment intervention procedures, SMHP are more likely to take the EMDR therapy basic training and advance trainings
WHAT ARE THE ASSYST HEART PARTICIPANT'S REQUIREMENTS?
Please, keep in mind that only SMHP living in the affected country or geographical area can take this training
Students must read all the pre-training material
Students must keep their cameras on during the whole training
Students will provide the ASSYST treatment intervention procedures to real life patients after the training
Students must attend the Q&A session and keep their cameras on the whole time
The ASSYST HEART faculty gives pro-bono guidance on how to do field-work and research with the ASSYST treatment intervention procedures
Students that fulfill all requirements will receive the certificate of completion
ASSYST HEART CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ASSYST TREATMENT INTERVENTION PROCEDURES?