A-TIP Training

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Hello Friends,

I have arrived from Guadalajara, MX, and just finished my first ever A-TIP course in Columbia MO, which was a spectacular success.  The next scheduled training is in Festus after Christmas.  The training is offered on a donation basis ($10-$20).  Besides a training, it ends up being a conversation about trauma, emotions, boundaries and what we can and cannot responsibly do to be of real help others.   We will be practicing the A-TIP technique with each other.

The Festus training is scheduled for Dec 29, 10:00-6:00

A-TIP is a version of EMDR that keeps the targeted material very specific.  It is a set of protocols using eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation that may be used by para-professionals to immediately desensitize acute stress in crisis situations.  We will need to stay focused to work everything into a single training day (The plan is to break the day into 3.5-hour chunks with an hour lunch break).

A-TIP  Workshop Overview

We all are challenged from time to time with an acute traumatic incident, e.g., assault, divorce, natural disaster, sudden loss of a loved one, etc.  While just talking with a ‘supportive ear’ often helps the survivor work through the experience, at times talking is not enough – the survivor is still ‘living it.’  In those situations more focused interventions may be necessary.

Acute Traumatic Incident Processing (A-TIP) utilizes bilateral eye movements to help desensitize the survivor to the traumatic event to the point where talking about it may be of help.

Research has shown that bilateral eye movements rapidly diminish the vividness of images and the strong emotions/physical sensations associated with a traumatic event.

This one-day presentation of A-TIP will teach you, the skilled professional, how to administer bilateral eye movements in a very structured protocol, to help you treat survivors suffering from acute traumatic stress.

A-TIP Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the neurobiology of trauma
  • Understand the rationale for the A-TIP protocols
  • Demonstrate the A-TIP protocols


A-TIP is a crisis intervention developed by Roy Kiessling, LISW