Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy

Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute

The Flash Technique

The Flash Technique

1.5 CEs, 1.5 EMDRIA CEs (pending)

Description: Flash is a recently developed technique that involves having the client at least partially resolve a traumatic memory without consciously engaging it. In this workshop, Flash will be taught and practiced, for intended use as a brief intervention to reduce memory-related distress so that clients will be more willing and able to face and process the memory using standard trauma resolution procedures such as EMDR or PC.

Who should participate: This training is open to mental health professionals who are already trained in EMDR or PC.


  • video-tape of a live workshop on intensive trauma-focused therapy
  • session videos
  • research report on the Flash technique
  • two blog posts/comment sections discussing Flash and how it works
  • scripts for standard (EMDR-based) Flash and PC-based Flash

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • describe the three essential steps required for memory reconsolidation.
  • describe the state of the research on Flash.
  • implement Flash with a client.

Cost and Registration: Under construction, ready in Summer 2019.