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Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D., is a Brazilian-American clinical psychologist who maintained a private practice in the Dallas area where she grew up for many years before her return to Brazil in 2006 and where she now directs the TraumaClinic in Brasilia, Brazil, and spends extended time training EMDR professionals in that country. 

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She was trained in EMDR in the US (1996-7) and eventually became and Trainer of Trainers with the EMDR Institute. Since her return to her native country, over 3000 EMDR therapists have been trained through the efforts of her team. EMDR training is offered in over twenty cities in Brazil, as well as advanced courses. Esly served the first two terms as EMDR Iberoamérica (EMDR IBA) president (2007-2010/2010-2013), the regional EMDR association for Latin America.

Her first training approach was in Psychodrama and Esly was approved, with distinction, as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama in the US. She was also honored as a Fellow of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.

Due to her husband’s duties, Esly lived in many countries in Latin America: Ecuador, Bolivia, and then in Colorado Spring, Dallas, and finally Brazil. She is a native speaker of English and Portuguese, and speaks and trains in Spanish as well.

An international trainer and speaker in great demand, Esly has published books and articles about the use of EMDR and the integration of Psychodrama. She has been presenting workshops in the US more recently, with the Creative EMDR protocols she developed and teaches practical ways for EMDR therapists to help their clients.

Her commitment is to help people overcome the challenges of life, so often brought on by traumas and adverse experiences.

Esly married a Canadian widower 28 years ago, who was raised in China and spent 30 years in Ecuador; she has a grown daughter who recently moved to Canada after doing a Ph.D in the US, also a clinical psychologist; and Esly loves those grandchildren!

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