Barbara J. Hensley, EdD, is a Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Board-Certified Diplomate for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She served on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors as President and Treasurer and has represented EMDRIA in Stockholm, Sweden, and Brussels, Belgium. She currently serves on the EMDR Research Foundation Board.
Dr. Hensley is an EMDRIA-Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant, as well as Regional Coordinator for the Greater Cincinnati Regional Network. She has been a facilitator and logistician for EMDR trainings in Japan and throughout the United States and has served as a Volunteer Facilitator for Trauma Recovery (EMDR-HAP). She is also a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cincinnati Training Program. Dr. Hensley's Master's, Advanced Graduate, and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Counseling are from the University of Cincinnati, in addition to a BA in English from Miami University of Ohio and a BS in Business from the University of Cincinnati.
She is the creator and curator of the Francine Shapiro Library, an online resource of EMDR research and writings, the 2009 recipient of the Francine Shapiro Award for distinguished service and contributions to EMDR, and co-founder of the Cincinnati Trauma Connection in Cincinnati, Ohio, an EMDR-based trauma center.
She works with a variety of specialized client populations in both individual and group settings. These include adolescents, seniors, trauma victims, and persons dealing with depression, phobias, panic, and anxiety disorders. Her primary specialty is working with clients suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Hensley also provides EMDR consultation for clinicians seeking assistance with training requirements.
She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, EMDR International Association, and has received specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Energy Psychology, Trauma and Disaster Response, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Dissociative Disorders, and Diplomate and member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Buydens, S., Wilensky, M., & Hensley, B. J. (2014). Effects of the EMDR protocol for recent traumatic events on acute stress disorder: A case series. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 8(1), 2‑12. https://doi.org/10.1891/1933-318.104.22.168
Hensley, B. J. (2012). Adaptive information processing, targeting, the standard protocol, and strategies for successful outcomes in EMDR reprocessing. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 6(3), 92‑100.
Solomon, R. M., & Hensley, B. J. (2020). EMDR therapy treatment of grief in times of COVID‑19. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research,
14(30), 162‑174. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-D-20-00031
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