About Radical Exposure Tapping
Radical Exposure Tapping (RET) is a form of exposure therapy that can be used to quickly and effectively resolve memories of disturbing events that fuel PTSD, anxiety, fears, emotional reactivity and patterns of escalating conflict. RET draws from the methodology of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and combines it with the tapping sequence of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and imagery rescripting to produce an intervention that is more flexible than EMDR, provides greater theoretical and methodological rigor than using the EFT technique alone and can be effective in a single session.
Dr. Laurie MacKinnon developed RET by taking elements of EMDR and EFT combing them in a unique way and then analysing and improving her effectiveness with this new method by video recording and reviewing dozens of RET therapy sessions. She also focussed on developing methods for teaching RET effectively, delineating the specific skills and developing protocols for therapists to use as guidelines for effective intervention.
Dr. MacKinnon brings to the workshops a critical analysis of therapeutic interventions, drawing on research concerning the neurobiology of traumatic memories and how and why memories change.
The initial two day training program, called, "Deactivating the Buttons" provides sufficient training for those already with therapeutic training and experience to immediately apply the learning with clients.
The Advanced workshop is an opportunity for therapists to address more complex issues, receive supervised practice and deepen their work by integrating aspects of imagery rescripting.