Meet the Team
Kelly Smyth-Dent, LCSW
Dr. Ignacio Jarero, PhD, EdD
Dr. Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC
Sandra Baita, LPC
Robyn Mourning, MA
Sadie Smith, LMFT
Jacqui Johnson, LPC
Viviana Triana, LCSW
Claudia Mustafa, LCSW
Tim Eby-McKenzie, LMFT
Meet our Approved EMDR Consultants
Are you looking for more support throughout your EMDR journey? We have a list of awesome consultants who are taking on new consultees!
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Watch this 15-minute video by Rolf Carriere, our partner with the GIST-T Project
I love Nacho’s teaching style, warmth, and humor. The protocols are very practical and can be used immediately after the training. We experienced it firsthand before he explained how it worked. Then, he was able to back it up with his amazing research. I’ve used it in my private practice and in the field in Ethiopia and have had incredible results. I highly recommend this training!
I recently completed Dr. Jarero’s 4-module [on-demand] training on the ASSYST and PRECI-OTS. Let me just say that the PRECI-OTS protocol has changed my practice dramatically in just 3 weeks. My clients are shifting like never before. I can’t tell you how valuable this resource has quickly become to me.
Dr. Jarero’s training really helped me with my work at our emergency shelter. The ASSYST procedure has helped me to stabilize some of the teens I see right after they enter the shelter. The ASSYST allows for stabilization before they begin their trauma work and it helps build rapport with the clients in a way where they know that you as a clinician can assist them through this difficult time. I really enjoyed Dr. Jarero’s training not just because of the protocols but also his delivery. He was so engaging that it did not even feel like a training.
I’ve been to this training and I don’t want to oversell it but in my opinion the training was absolutely amazing. Dr. Jarero is a great presenter, extremely knowledgeable and really funny (which I really like in trainings). I would wholeheartedly recommend going!!!!!!
Look into Dr. Nacho Jarero’s training on the ASSYST and PRECI protocols. I attended his training and it was immensely helpful for ongoing traumatic stress, group EMDR and rapid response.
It is the only training I have taken twice – in my entire career. Definitely worth it. I use the PRECI all the time!
I just wanted to write and let you know how much I am enjoying the advanced EMDR training. Thank you for encouraging me to do it! Your explanations of the AIP model have been the clearest and best I have ever heard, the training is really very good!
Yes, it is worth it. I took the training a few months ago and have used it with several cases. Very effective and clear training. Got for it!
If you have not been to see Nacho before, do find the time! Nacho and Kelly have accomplished amazing things in the world of trauma and can support your development in an easy, fun and professional manner.
Sandra is an incredible trauma therapist. She has a gift with these children and teens. Sandra has been able to present in this conference what she has found to be most beneficial through her experiences. I loved the videos and demonstrations that were broken down into manageable portions. The pictures drawn in session were extremely helpful as well. Thank you Sandra for this incredible program! I can’t wait to start applying what I’ve learned to my practice!
I learned so much on this training, and I am using these new skills already in my work with children.
Thanks, I love this training! 🙂 I got so much ideas how can I develop myself and my work and got new methods to my work with children that I’m going to try!
Excellent training. I loved all videos!! Sandra is Excellent.
A marvelous course. Really helped me a lot. Thank you!
“Unfortunately it happens often at the agency level that families or individuals need support to heal from trauma, but there are often many life stressors and instability that make it difficult to provide therapy. Your resources have helped me more confidently treatment plan for them and the children have been very interested in the skills. They offer their own SUDs without prompting and are comfortable with using the butterfly hug for themselves. They appear comfortable engaging and have been able to share good memories about their (deceased) father as well.”
“I am deeply grateful and trust the ASSYST procedures as a powerful tool for a rapid and effective response to traumatic events. The ASSYST procedures allows us to feel confident that with our intervention, sustained in a very clear and fluid procedures, we will achieve the reduction of intense patient disturbance, without the need to know precisely the details of the event, facilitating to our patients the natural processing of the traumatic event, which in our case were severe situations of human rights violations.”
Hey everyone! some of you may have heard that Nacho and I were able to join a team of therapists in El Paso to conduct a Rapid response Team using the ASSYST group and individual producers related to those affected by the recent Walmart shooting. We were able to respond within 13 days of the event!
Clinicians in our agency are using ASSYST with recent traumaS (witnessing fatal accidents, domestic violence assaults, etc) to reduce reactivity to recent event with clients with complex trauma history as well.
The ASSYST is really helpful protocol!! Especially done remotely
Tis the season to use the ASSYST! 3 times today. And all with success