Ana Gomez

Full-day workshop

Ana M Gómez, MC, LPC is the founder and director of the AGATE Institute in the U.S. She is an EMDR Institute, and EMDR-IBA trainer of trainers in Colombia. She is a psychotherapist, author, and an international speaker on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents with complex and developmental trauma as well as generational wounds and dissociation. She has been the keynote and invited speaker at numerous conferences and workshops. She has presented in over 70 cities in 15 countries.

Ana is the author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation and several books, book chapters and articles on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents.

She is the author of Dark, Bad Day...Go Away, a book for children about trauma and EMDR therapy which has been translated into four languages. Ana also developed and created “The Thoughts Kit for Kids” and co-authored with Dr. Francine Shapiro, an article on the use of EMDR therapy with children, published in 2013. Ana was the recipient of the 2011 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Arizona Play Therapy Association and the 2012 Sierra Tucson “Hope Award.”  

Ana has de developed numerous intensive programs and protocols that include the “EMDR-Sandtray Protocol” and "The Systemic, EMDR- Attachment Informed Program to Heal Intergenerational Trauma & Repair the Parent-Child Attachment Bond."

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Christine Rost

Half-day workshop (AM)

Christine Rost MD works in a private practice in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Her first specialization was gynecology and obstetrics, her second is psychosomatic medicine.

She was trained in EMDR, in 1992 and 1993, by Francine Shapiro and has been an EMDR-Europe accredited EMDR trainer since 2003 and also a member of the EMDR Trainer Cooperation. She was a founding member of EMDRIA Germany and its vice-president until 2005 and one of the founders of the German section of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD), where she was a member of the board for several years.

She has delivered numerous lectures on trauma therapy, EMDR, and mental hygiene at national and international conferences. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as three books, about EMDR and stabilization for PTSD.

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Maria Lehnung

Half-day workshop (PM)

Maria Lehnung, PhD, is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer. She was a researcher at Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany in the field of neuropsychology and developmental Neurobiology. Today she works as a Clinical Psychologist in her own practice. Also she teaches Clinical Psychology, mainly EMDR, and works as a consultant.

From her early starts working with EMDR Maria has been fascinated by this approach and always been interested to find new, creative ways of applying EMDR. Together with Arne Hofmann and others she developed and researched the concept for treating depression with EMDR. She also worked with EMDR group concepts with refugees.

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Anabel Gonzalez

Full-day workshop

Anabel Gonzalez is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has trained in various therapeutic approaches such as Group Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Systemic Therapy and traumaoriented therapies. She holds a PhD in Medicine and is a specialist in Criminology. She belongs to the Board of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and is Vice President of the Spanish EMDR Association. She works at the University Hospital of A Coruña (CHUAC) and is the coordinator of the Trauma and Dissociation Program, which focuses on patients with severe traumatization. She is an active lecturer who gives training on dissociative disorders, trauma, attachment and emotional regulation, as well as being an accredited consultant and EDMR therapy trainer. She is a teaching collaborator in her hospital, where she coordinates psychotherapy training for psychiatry residents, and she participates as a guest lecturer in the Master’s in EMDR Therapy at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). At the research level, she directs several projects in the field of trauma and treatment with EMDR for various disorders, and she has published numerous articles on dissociation, trauma and EMDR. She is the author or co-author of the following books: Trastornos Disociativos, Trastorno de Identidad Disociativo, EMDR and Dissociation, the Progressive Approach, and EMDR and BPD. Her latest book is It’s not me: Understanding Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation. A Guide for Patients and Therapists.

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Luca Ostacoli

Full-day workshop

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the School of Medicine, Turin University. He’s Head of the University Service of Clinical Psychology at Sant’Anna Hospital, Città della Salute e della Scienza (Turin) since October 2016, past Head of the University Service of Psychosomatics and Clinical Psychology at San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (Turin).
President of the Piedmont Section of the Italian Society for Medical Psychotherapy, Past Psycho-Oncology Referent for the Piedmont Regional Oncology Commission.
Past Member of the Association of Psychoanalytical Studies affiliated to the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies (IFPS).
Consultant and Supervisor EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Sensorimotor Institute, Boulder (Colorado, USA).
Mindfulness practice with Italian and foreign trainings.
He’s Professor at Turin University of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at Specialization Schools and Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery, He’s the President of Degree Course “Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques”, President of Master Degree course “Science of Rehabilitation”, Director of Master in Clinical Mindfulness.

He’s author of more than 40 research publications in International Journals on Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Coordinator of RCTs and Leader of Turin Unit in Nevermind project, funded by the European Union, for the prevention and treatment of depression in Medical Deseases. He’s member of the European Depression Emdr Network (EDEN), coordinated by Arne Hofmann, who developed the official EMDR protocol for research on the treatment of depression (DEPREND).
In 2018 He received the EMDR International Association Award for Research on the Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Depression
In 2019 received the Francine Shapiro Award for Research

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