Carol ForgashCarol Forgash, LCSW, BCD is the director of Advanced Educational Productions. She is a Facilitator for EMDR Institute Trainings.

She has a clinical and consulting practice in Smithtown, New York where she provides treatment utilizing EMDR and Ego State Therapy for complex PTSD, general psychotherapy, health issues, and performance issues.

She is an internationally known lecturer and consultant on the integration of EMDR and Ego State work and psychodynamic treatment, the treatment of complex PTSD, and the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) legacies on the health and mental health of survivors. In 2015 she was invited as a Plenary Speaker at the EMDR Europe Conference, and a Co-Presenter, with Jim Knipe at the EMDRIA Pre-Conference Day.

Carol is the co-author and co-editor, (with Margaret Copeley) of Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy (Springer, 2007). It has been translated into Italian, French (2015), and Turkish (2021).

Her book course provides an opportunity for EMDR-trained clinicians to learn how to apply this integrative EMDR treatment in their practice while earning 8 EMDRIA and CE credits. Click here to order the book course.

Healing the Heart of Complex Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy


New Advanced Specialty Distance Learning Course Online Streaming and DVD Format

*** Now Available ***

Approved for
10 EMDRIA Distance Learning Credits
& 10 CEU Credits

Home Study Book Course

Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy

Edited by Carol Forgash, LCSW and Margaret Copeley, M.Ed


Although I’ve explicitly been interacting with clients’ parts for years, the way Carol so creatively collectively works with them, has been a missing piece for me. Her approach helpfully expands my understanding of parts work as well as greatly enriches my repertoire of interventions. I can’t wait to immediately apply what I learned. Refreshingly direct, down to earth and delightfully humorous, Carol teaches from a place inside herself of highly informed, deeply lived clinical experience. If you haven’t already done so, I’d recommend availing yourself of learning from this engaging wise master within our community, sooner rather than later.

Elizabeth Lehmann

As a trauma therapist using EMDR as my primary modality but needing additional tools for dealing with the dissociation and attachment issues that often come with complex trauma, I have attended many workshops on dissociation, emotional regulation, and attachment issues. This course stands out above all the others. Combining EMDR with ego state therapy, and drawing from both traditional and innovative methods for working with dissociative disorders, Carol Forgash presents an integrated and nuanced approach, offering a variety of tools and strategies that are immediately useful. She is, moreover, a great presenter — clear, thoughtful, warm, and humorous. This course is well worth the time and cost.

Deborah Woolley, MSW, LICSW

I just finished your Healing the Heart of Complex Trauma Course. I got a great deal out of it which I’ll use for the rest of my career. I thought you presented extremely well. You stayed on task. The examples you used were excellent, and you stayed with the point of why you chose them. I’ve had some very good therapy weeks since I started watching it.

Jack McCarthy, PhD

2-Day Live Training: AEP Offers Two Training Workshops Presented by Carol Forgash, LCSW

EMDR Treatment of Health-Related Problems

This workshop is Approved for 13 EMDRIA Credits.

Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR and Ego State Therapy in the Treatment of Complex Trauma Clients

This Workshop is approved by EMDRIA for: 13.5 Credits.