Shirley Jean Schmidt is a Licensed Professional Counselor near Portland, Oregon. She was trained in EMDR in 1995. She’s a former EMDRIA-Approved Consultant. She began integrating EMDR with ego state therapy in the late 90s – inspiring her to develop a complimentary therapy approach, the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS). She’s trained hundreds of therapists in the DNMS over the last 20 years. She’s published books, articles, and webinars about integrating EMDR with ego state therapy. Latest book is « Ego State Therapy Interventions to Prepare Attachment Wounded Adults for EMDR. » She holds the patent on the TheraTapper, an EMDR tapping device.