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The David Servan Schreiber award for outstanding contribution to EMDR - 2016
This years David Servan Schreiber Award  goes to Elan Shapiro for his outstanding contribution to EMDR therapy, in the development (with Brurit Laub)  of the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP), with its variation of the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP). R-TEP is an integrative protocol that incorporates and extends existing EMDR protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety.

EMDR Europe has recognized the vision and achievement of Elan Shapiro, who has helped draw attention to the neglected subject of Early EMDR Intervention and the need for developing and researching specialized EMDR protocols for therapeutic interventions in the wake of catastrophes such as natural and man-made disasters. This has resulted in significantly boosting research and innovation in the field over the last 10 years, as demonstrated by the increasing publications in scientific papers and books sections. He has given over 60 presentations and seminars held worldwide. His work has contributed in the establishment of extending EMDRs therapeutic potential in recent trauma to a borderless audience, as well as increasing the visibility of EMDR, by bringing the EMDR R-TEP worldwide, promoting EMDRs global role.

Elan Shapiro brings years of mental health care expertise in the treatment of recent trauma to his role and a strong passion for nurturing and training EMDR psychotherapists from all corners of the world. He became active in EMDR very early in his career in 1989 and served as an EMDR Institute Facilitator and was a founding member of EMDR Europe. In 2003, he was elected Secretary of the EMDR Europe Executive Committee and Board, serving two terms until 2011, is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, and currently Chair of the EMDR Europe Website Committee. He has written and co-written over 18 articles on R-TEP topics, including book sections and conference presentation and continues to write, teach and present extensively on the most recent innovations and refinements of the protocols in the treatment of recent trauma.
The annual David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contribution to EMDR - 2015
Udi Oren has guided EMDR Europe Association from 2007 to 2015, giving a great contribution to its enormous development in these years. During his Presidency he enhanced the development of EMDR in emerging countries, helping and guiding the creation of many National EMDR Associations.

One of his main interests during his mandate has been the application of EMDR in the Humanitarian field, supporting Humanitarian interventions and trainings. This has guaranteed an adequate support and treatment to many populations that would not have had this opportunity if Udi Oren would not commit himself to these projects.

He has been an active part in the EMDR Global Alliance network, to which he gave his expertise, competence and a broad International perspective.

During his years of Presidency Udi Oren has worked tirelessly, making presentations, attending hundreds of meetings, traveling to different countries, training and making EMDR Europe a stronger organization.

For all these reasons and for all he has done for EMDR Europe, the Executive Committee and the whole membership of EMDR Europe has selected him for the David Servan Schreiber 2015 award.

Isabel Fernandez was nominated by the President of EMDR Europe Udi Oren as the recipient of the David Servan Schreiber Award in 2014.

As President of the Italian EMDR National Association,the largest in Europe, producing the largest amount of research, Isabel Fernandez exemplifies m any traits of a true leader - a visionary, hardworking, goal-oriented person. In the field of EMDR she has been from the beginning a teacher, a researcher and an organizer of EMDR associations.

She has been training in EMDR in Italy and other countries since 1999, and has distinguished herself by being involved in many HAP projects, as well as a mentor to other National Associations throughout Europe and abroad.

Her motivation and spirit of community moved her to support the growth of others, and her compassionate nature has made her be acclaimed by Past President Udi Oren as a leader with a heart.

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