Video Invitation from Dr. Kristen Garubba

Instructor's Invite


Desensitizing Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR), an approach based on the information processing model of EMDR, is used with EMDR as an integral part of a comprehensive plan for the treatment of addictions and dysfunctional behaviors.

  • Live Virtual Course

    Live Virtual Training
    October 22 & 23, 2022.
    8:30am-5:00pm each day Pacific Daylight Time

  • CE Credits

    This course is approved for 12 CE Credits by EMDRIA and
    **This course does not have APA approval.

  • Course Enrollment

    EMDR Professional Training™ Members: $399
    Regular Enrollment: $450

Instructor: Kristen Garubba, Ed.D.

Kristen Garubba, Ed.D., LMFT, was trained by Dr. A.J. Popky to become a DeTUR trainer, working with all of the nuances of his specific steps and interweaves.  With Kristen’s training and experience, A.J. Popky’s legacy remains intact and the excellent results of the DeTUR protocol will continue. 

Dr. Garubba works with a variety of populations, taking special interest in trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and family relational issues. Her experience includes work within the non-profit sector, county crisis residential programs, victims of crime, residential substance abuse, and mental health program participants.  Dr. Garubba has also served as a clinical director and supervisor within substance abuse and private practice settings.

Kristen uses a variety of treatment approaches, including CBT, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and EMDR therapy with related specialty interventions including RTEP and DeTUR.  She now takes the role of training others in DeTUR, having been trained in the protocol by A.J. Popky, Ph.D.

Currently, Dr. Garubba owns and operates her private practice in San Juan Capistrano, California, providing individual, couples, and family therapy.  She is also an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches graduate level courses.  She also serves in a supervisory capacity for psychotherapists who are new to the profession.  Kristen brings with her long-standing experience in the field and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Educational and Counseling Psychology both from Argosy University.

 Dr. Garubba’s Theory on Healing and Wellness:

“We are all capable of change and healing. We are not sick, broken, or damaged as many might believe. We are but a product of the world in which we are raised. As a healer in the mental health field, it is my job to find ways to aid my patients in finding a path to healing through education, caring, and coping skills. We learn in EMDR therapy that many issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma are a direct result of adverse life events. Healing is possible through understanding the impact of those events and taking steps to achieve a sense of well being.” - Kristen Garubba Ed.D., LMFT

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Course curriculum

    1. Zoom Application

    2. Your Zoom Invitation

    1. Slides for DeTUR workshop

    2. DeTUR Slides Day 1

    3. DeTUR Slides Day 2

    1. Handouts

    1. DeTUR Introduction with AJ Popky

    2. Accessing Positive Resource State and Anchor

    3. Desensitization

    4. Positive State

    5. Rapport Building

    6. Transition to Standard Protocol

    7. Treatment Planning and Trigger Identification

    1. Course Evaluation -- DeTUR

About this course

  • $450.00
  • 20 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Need Group Training?

This course can come to you!  If you have a group of 10 or more participants, Dr. Garubba can teach at your location to conduct DeTUR training.  Contact EMDR Professional Training at 949-445-6548 for more!

The Work and Legacy of Arnold J. Popky, Ph.D.

At EMDR Professional Training, we honor the work and legacy of A.J. Popky, Ph.D., by continuing to offer training in his ground-breaking protocol.

Arnold (AJ) Popky, Ph.D., was instrumental in the founding of the EMDR Institute with Francine Shapiro and Robbie Dunton. As a specialist in PTSD and addiction, Dr. Popky developed the DeTUR AAIP urge protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors, which he also presented in workshops and conferences internationally.  A charter member of the Marine Corps League DIV. 1277, Dr. Popky was affiliated with Re-Boot Resort Camp working with military veterans.  He also trained and consulted to DoD therapists at military bases around the globe, along with several drug rehabilitation centers.

Dr. Popky’s work can be found in EMDR Solutions by Robin Shapiro, Ph.D., EMDR Tool Box by Jim Knipe, Ph.D., and in Scripted Protocols by Marilyn Luber, Ph.D.