Elan Shapiro, Psychologist, became active in EMDR very early in his career in 1989, after attending one of Francine Shapiro’s first ever trainings and later served as an EMDR Institute Facilitator. He was one of the founding members of EMDR Europe and of EMDR Israel. In 2003, he was elected Secretary of the EMDR Europe Executive Committee and Board, serving two terms until 2011. He received the EMDR Europe Association den Haag Conference 2016 David Servan Schreiber Award for his outstanding contribution to EMDR therapy, in the development of the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP in 2008) and its application for groups with the Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP in 2013). This has contributed to boosting interest, research and innovation in the field over the last 16 years. He has given over 100 presentations and training seminars held worldwide, written and co-written over 20 articles on Early EMDR Intervention topics, and continues to write, teach, research and present on developments and refinements of the protocols in the treatment of recent trauma.