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Therapy Chat

Welcome to Therapy Chat podcast! Whether you're a therapist or not, you'll be fascinated by the discussions on this podcast, which focuses on emotions and well being. Baltimore area clinical social worker Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, specializes in trauma related to family of origin issues and trauma. Laura interviews psychotherapists, authors and other experts about psychotherapy, mindfulness, trauma, worthiness, perfectionism, self compassion, attachment, parenting, self care and much more. Find more about Laura at . 


Feb 25, 2022

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Deborah Korn. Deborah L. Korn, PsyD maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA and is a faculty member at the Trauma Research Foundation and the EMDR Institute.

She is also the former Clinical Director of the Women’s Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals and a past board member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Korn has authored or coauthored numerous articles and chapters focused on EMDR therapy, including comprehensive reviews of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. 

She is an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)-approved consultant and also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect and complex traumatic stress disorders. She is the co-author of Every Memory Deserves Respect—a 2021 book about trauma, recovery, and EMDR therapy written for the layperson.

This is a fascinating conversation between two trauma therapists that covers the following topics:

  • The importance of assessing for dissociation in preparation for EMDR work with clients;
  • HOW Dr. Korn assesses for dissociation - what that means and what instruments and clinical skills she uses;
  • How clinicians can help clients understand the process of EMDR.


Dr. Korn generously provided a number of resources for listeners, which can be found with Episode 319 on Trauma Therapist Network.

Dr. Deborah Korn's book website:

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Dr. Deborah Korn's Cape Cod Institute course in Summer 2022, Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models:

This week's episode is sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Therapists, reconnect to your joy as a trauma therapist. Join TTN and you'll get a beautiful therapist directory profile listing along with 4 calls per month focused on training, self care, Q&A, and case consultation. Join before 2/28/22 here

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