Esly Carvalho is the Founder and Director of the TraumaClinic Group. She is the author of many books, some of which have hit Amazon Bestsellers' lists, such as Healing the Folks Who Live Inside,(reviewed in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (2013) and Heal Your Brain, Heal Your Body.
As a Brazilian-American clinical psychologist, she has accumulated over 40 years of experience in clinical practice in several countries and languages (English, Portuguese, and Spanish). Esly is a certified trainer of EMDR therapy (EGN), Brainspotting (Brainspotting Institute) and Psychodrama (American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, which she passed with distinction).
Her decades-long experience in implementing the EMDR movement, TraumaClinic Model for Basic Training in Brazil, has been published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, (2023) and her Adult EMDR Drawing Protocol was published in the book, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations.
From 2004, to the present time, Esly has been involved in expanding the use and training of EMDR therapy around the world. She has been instrumental, directly or indirectly, in the implementation of this approach initially in Brasil and Latin America (Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Venezuela) as well as Spain and Portugal. Robbie Dunton (Executive Director, EMDR Institute) once described her as the "Mother of EMDR Latin America" (personal communication, 2013) .
In digital world that was ushered in by the pandemic, the TraumaClinic Basic Training Model was taken to Angola and Moçambique (online), and other Portuguese-speaking countries are on the list.
Esly has taken her international vision to a new level, by developing programs (PIPA and REINA) that use low-intensity EMDR/AIP group interventions for implementation in many countries of the world, including Ethiopia where PIPA has been translated into Amharic and Tigray. More recently, with the war situations she has trained professionals in Poland, Ukraine and Israel.