News & Training Events

The New Haven EMDRIA Regional Network is co-coordinated by Lynn Persson and Donald DeGraffenreid.
Meetings are held every 6 weeks at Clifford Beers Clinic at Science Park in New Haven. Pre-registration is required due to space limitations. To join, email Lynn Person newhavenemdrnetwork@gmail.com.

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***** Dolores Mosquera *****

Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street, Grand Ballroom rm. 313  New Haven CT 

Saturday December 16, 2017    9:00 - 4:15

Many dissociative clients have difficulties with voices or parts that are hostile and critical. One factor that affects this conflict is how the patient deals with the voices or parts of the self. Most approaches to helping people with hostile or critical voices have something to do with either trying to get rid of the voice, such as by taking drugs until it fades away, or trying to ignore the voice or distract attention away from it. One problem with these strategies is that they all involve avoiding issues or emotions the voice may be bringing up. A key aspect to the work with hostile parts of the personality and voices is to understand their function and the meaning behind their disruptive behaviors. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict presenting in these clients, including traumatic experiences will be illustrated through video examples.

• Are you afraid to process trauma with clients with critical parts? 
• Are you concerned about clients who hear hostile voices and place themselves in danger? 
• Do you want to learn dynamic and effective tools to manage hostile parts and voices safely? 

If so, this workshop is for you!

http://conta.cc/2eYistZ

To Register, click link above or email: inspiredtherapy@nuken.net or contact Cheryl Kenn (203) 675-3440 https://www.cherylkenn.com

$179 by Sept 1
$189 by Nov 1
$209 after Nov 2

Discounts available for DMHAS and SCSU affiliates. Please email: inspired therapy@nuken.net to use discount

In this training, will be presented for the first time in the United States, the use of clinical case examples and generous use of video will be shown to illustrate interventions with the hostile and critical parts of self present in clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. These useful and innovative interventions expand upon and incorporate the concepts from Dr. Mosquera's research and foundational texts.This workshop will demonstrate relevant, cutting edge material on how clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of interventions from the preparatory phases (Phase 2 in EMDR) through to the entirety of the course of treatment. As this training is comprised of is new content, the training can be attended as a stand alone workshop and/or as an continuation, extending and elaborating upon Dr. Mosquera's recent presentations.

Do take advantage of this rare and valuable training opportunity! Gain new, effective knowledge and skills to fortify your clinical expertise and learn from a luminary in the field of personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

Go to: https://www.cherylkenn.com
for more information

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Attachment Repair using EMDR
Barry Litt, LMFT

Friday, June 23rd
The I-Gaze Interweave for Attachment Repair 
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone)
United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James Street, Suite 403, New Haven, CT 

Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
Hamden, CT 06518 P: (203)288-4450     F: (203)288-4060

What others have said about this training...
- Very exciting work.  Thank you!
- Excellent!!
- Awesome!
- Barry is extremely gifted as a teacher.  He is thoughtful, thought-provoking, innovative, engaging, and very responsive and approachable. 

You will:
• Learn a typology of "self-experience" and be able to rapidly identify salient negative cognitions for EMDR targeting;
• Be able to describe the zone of optimal processing for efficient and safe reprocessing;
• Describe four varieties of suboptimal processing and identify strategies for intervention;
• Utilize somatic interweaves for maintaining clients within the zone of optimal processing;
• Utilize the I-Gaze interweave for attachment repair during phase four of the 8 phase EMDR protocol.

Two Options Available: In Person or Online
 
In New Haven
Price: $189.00
Non-Profit Employee: $149.00
Register Here: http://tinyurl.com/ychsdfxa

On-Line
Price: $189.00*
Non-Profit Employee: $149.00*
Register Here: http://emdrhap.bizvision.com/product/14285

For group discounts please click here...
http://emdrhap.bizvision.com/page/group_faq

6 EMDRIA Credits & 6 CEUs included in price. 
6 EMDRIA Credits
6 CEUs
* EMDRIA credits & CEUs included in on-line price.
Eligibility: Completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training 
in EMDR Therapy (Parts 1&2)
For Beginners and Seasoned EMDR Therapists

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Joanne Twombly
Sat. May 13 9:30 - 4:30  
1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT  
EMDR Master Class: Foundations of Diagnosis & Treatment of PTSD & Dissociative Disorders

http://conta.cc/2oc5z2i

or
To Register go to www.cherylkenn.com

This one day workshop will provide participants with an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD with dissociative symptoms and dissociative disordered clients. Through lecture, video and case examples, clarification will be given on how to work effectively and safely with this population, including: diagnosis, the three phases of trauma treatment, adaptations of EMDR that assist with stabilization, orienting parts to the present, and decreasing negative transferences.  Participants will also learn a protective format for processing traumatic material. This workshop is appropriate to clinicians with any level of EMDR training.

Learn modifications to enhance trauma resolution
Learn strategies to be more successful with clients with complex trauma
Discover highly-integrative methods to address dissociative states including: EMDR Modifications and Ego State Techniques
Review challenges such as working with suicidal or perpetrator parts and learn how to integrate interventions for countertransference
Identify symptoms of dissociation and become knowledgeable about diagnostic tests.
Incorporate EMDR adaptations to facilitate stabilization, orient dissociative disordered clients to the present and decrease negative transferences.
Prepare client for trauma processing using a protective protocol that can be used with EMDR.

Join us! 

Improve your efficacy in treating presentations of complex trauma, depersonalization, derealization, DDNOS and DID 

Gain essential expertise in the application of fundamental concepts 

 Become aware of the latest findings

Deepen your conceptualization of  effective assessment, planning and phase oriented treatment

Bring new skills to bolster your practice immediately

Joanne H. Twombly, MSW, LICSW is in private practice in Waltham, MA where she works extensively with people with complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. She also provides trainings and consultation in EMDR and Internal Family Systems. She has had several book chapters published on EMDR, EMDR and IFS, and on working with Perpetrator Introjects. Her commitment to providing the optimal space for healing has resulted in her becoming an EMDR Trauma Recovery HAP Facilitator, a Certified Consultant in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant.

She is the past President of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
She served on various committees and on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
where she received the 2010  Distinguished Achievement Award.

~ Testimonials ~

Ms. Twombly is gifted in her understanding the dissociative process. In a warm, down-to-earth style, she transmits her extensive experience with clarity, compassion and practical guidance. My knowledge has been enriched by this workshop.

Joanne is an inspiration to therapists seeking to help those struggling with dissociative disorders.  Her contributions to the field are evident in her teaching.

It is a rare occasion to learn from such a giant in the field of EMDR and Dissociation.
(203) 675-3440 inspiredtherapy@nuken.net

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THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY TRAUMA RECOVERY NETWORK (FCTRN) is pleased to announce sponsorship of this workshop critical for EMDR therapists working with First Responders 

EMDR Therapy for First Responders: Understanding Public Safety Cultures
When:  Friday, June 16, 2017

Time:  8:30 AM - Noon
Place:  Stamford Fire Department Training Center
148 Magee Avenue
Stamford, CT  06902
Fee: $75.00

Check payable to:
Trauma Recovery/HAP and notate "Funds for FCTRN"
Proceeds will go to defray the cost of this workshop and to support FCTRN's continued trauma education and treatment for first responders.

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO EMDR and TRAUMA-INFORMED THERAPISTS.  

OUR PANELISTS:
Theodore Stanek, Stamford Fire Department
Dan Stebbins, CT State Police, Retired
Therese L. Velez, Hartford Police Department
Thomas Veivia, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Retired
Roy Gagne, Norwalk Fire Department
Tim Reardon, Norwalk Fire Department
Troy Haynie, New Canaan EMS
Wendy Hilboldt, New Canaan EMS

OUR MODERATORS
Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D., FCTRN
Michael Crouch, LCSW, FCTRN
Linda Rost, LCSW, FCTRN

Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW, FCTRN, EMT-B
For further information, contact Dr. Alter-Reid at:  karen.alterreid@gmail.com or 203-329-2701.
Your Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network 
Co-Coordinators:  Karen Alter-Reid, Michael Crouch and Linda Rost
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Felice Block, M.A. LCPC
Presents
“Healing from Heart Ache”:
Help Clients Free Themselves of Abusive Relationships

March 17, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm
The Connecticut Women’s Consortium, Hamden, Connecticut

Event Description:
Healing from Heart Ache is based on a seven step treatment model Felice block, M.A., LCPC has developed for women who have been in love relationships where her partner has been verbally, emotionally, physically, sexually and/or financially abusive. This training will teach the model so that participants will be able to use the material immediately in clinical practice. Felice is known for her engaging teaching style and will use case examples and experiential exercises.

Felice’s approach integrates Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral techniques, 12 step recovery, trauma theory, systems theory, Adlerian theory, group process, feminist theory and attachment theory. The model is holistic in that it addresses cognitive & emotional processes, physical stress reactions, spiritual recovery and fosters social re-connection.

Fee: $75.00

To register: go to https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=LoginRequired...

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January 27–29, 2017
Friday–Sunday: 2 nights
Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self
A Master Course for EMDR Clinicians
Presenter: Deany Laliotis
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Deepen your skills in working with early-childhood trauma and attachment, and discover new ways to help your clients come into their core, authentic self. In this training, you learn how to

Identify the client’s predominant attachment style and its implications for EMDR therapy
Conceptualize the case using a developmental lens
Apply clinical interweave strategies (CIS) to address developmental deficits and facilitate present-moment processing
Identify core versus defensive affects
Apply advanced applications of the three-pronged approach of past, present, and future to optimize the client’s capacity to integrate more adaptive response patterns
Facilitate and deepen corrective emotional experiences in order to have a fuller sense of self in relation to others.
Note Deany Laliotis, LICSW is an EC Provider (#00017); this program is approved for 12 EMDRIA credits (approval code #00017-53). Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.

Counseling: EMDR of Greater Washington has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6775. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EMDR of Greater Washington is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 12 NBCC credit hours.

Attendees must have completed an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training weekends one and two, and have a valid professional license as well as some experience in working with developmental trauma.

Deany Laliotis
Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is an internationally recognized trainer, clinical consultant, and EMDR practitioner who specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues. She has served on the faculty of EMDR Institute, Inc., since 1993, and has trained thousands of clinicians in the United States and abroad. Deany is coauthor of the article “EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing Model: Integrative Treatment and Case Conceptualization” in the Journal of Clinical Social Work. She is currently in private practice in Washington DC.

http://www.deanylaliotis.com

866.200.5203

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

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Fri, December 9, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST
1441 Broadway
6th Floor Conference Room H
New York, NY 10018

The Basic 6 Part System: Utlization of EMDR with Complex Trauma
by Julie Dubovoy - LCSW-R EMDR Certified Therapist
$150

DESCRIPTION
The focus of this workshop is to introduce a simpler way of naming and aligning parts within the Self that reduces confusion for clinician and client throughout the eight phases of EMDR. Participants will learn each part of The Basic Six Part System and its function towards the Self. This protocol will address how to increase stabilization for clients with Complex Trauma and minimize the roadblocks that can occur in phase 4, such as ego state dysregulation, resistance, and/or dissociative symptoms. Participants will gain knowledge of an extended Preparation Phase that provides clients with an increase of control and mastery to negotiate within their internal system. The use of lecture, demonstration, practicums, case transcripts, and audio clips will reveal the effectiveness of extending the Preparation Phase for a more cohesive internal system lessons the intimidation of entering phases 3-8.

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Presented by: Onno van der Hart, PhD and Denise J. Gelinas, PhD
Dissociation of the Personality and the EMDR Treatment of Chronic Traumatization

Dissociation of the Personality and the EMDR Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (2 day Training for EMDR Practitioners):

April 21-22, 2017 (Fri and Sat)

The April 21-22 training will emphasize the active integration of TSDP within EMDR therapy. An additional day of training will be offered by Dr. van der Hart on Sunday. Dealing with Pandora's Box is geared toward non-EMDR clinicians. It will include a presentation of structural dissociation interventions with an emphasis on psychodynamic considerations. EMDR clinicians can also attend this workshop but only if registered for the primary 2-day workshop. However, please tell your non-EMDR clinician colleagues about this opportunity.

Dealing with Pandora's Box
9:00am to 4:15pm all days

Crowne Plaza Natick, MA
1360 Worcester Street, Route 9,

There is currently consensus that the EMDR standard protocol needs to be modified for repeatedly traumatized clients, such as clients with complex posttraumatic and dissociative disorders, as it may destabilize them. Therefore, therapists need to understand the dissociative personality structures that exist in these clients, as well as their needs and capabilities during treatment, including EMDR procedures. Dissociation is not an epi-phenomenon of traumatic experience but rather its major feature. Based on an integrative failure, dissociation involves a division of the survivor's personality, that is, of the dynamic biopsychosocial system as a whole that determines his or her characteristic mental and behavioral actions, into two or more insufficiently integrated subsystems. Some of these subsystems exert functions related to daily life, and others to dealing with overwhelming threat. The more severe the traumatization, the more dissociative parts - involving more complex trauma-related disorders - can be expected to exist. Dissociative parts have psychobiological boundaries that are maintained, to a large degree, by different trauma-related phobias, which need to be systematically resolved in phase-oriented treatment. Participants will become acquainted with the key concepts of structural dissociation of the personality and their implications for diagnosis and phase-oriented treatment, including EMDR therapy. This involves ways of relating dissociative symptoms to the underlying dissociation of the personality; recognizing dissociative interferences to therapeutic progress, identifying targets such as the dissociation-maintaining phobias and working with dissociative parts and their interrelationships. In all this the role of EMDR interventions during the respective treatment phases will be highlighted. 

BONUS DAY 3 WORKSHOP:
Dealing with Pandora's Box: the therapeutic relationship as a model for fostering collaboration among dissociative parts in clients with complex trauma-related disorders
presented by Onno van der Hart, PhD
Becoming thoroughly informed about dissociation is mandatory for all clinicians working with traumatized individuals, especially those with a history of chronic childhood traumatization. All too often, a therapist starts treating a patient/client for acute trauma, such as related to war, terrorism, or serious traffic accidents, only to discover that Pandora's Box is opened in the process.

info@emdradvancedtrainings.com

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Oct. 14, 2016
The New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
$225

Oct. 8, 2016
Scottish Rite Museum
33 Marrett Road. Lexington MA 02420

TREATING COMPLEX TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS WITH EMDR THERAPY: DOLORES MOSQUERA, M.S. OCTOBER 8, 2016
Eligible for 7 EMDRIA credits; 6.5 CEs; CE application on site
Based on early cautions, many clinicians limit EMDR therapy to only highly-functioning dissociative clients who have undergone a long preparation phase that depends upon other modalities. From this conceptualization, the use of EMDR is erroneously limited, depriving many survivors of severe traumatization the benefits of EMDR therapy. Clinical case examples and video fragments will illustrate interventions with EMDR for dissociative clients following the “Progressive Approach” (Gonzalez & Mosquera, 2012). This workshop will demonstrate how EMDR clinicians can safely utilize a wide range ofEMDR interventions throughout treatment for patients with dissociative disorders. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive model for applying EMDR therapy in the treatment of
dissociative disorders. EMDR therapists will learn to integrate new interventions into their clinical work at different phases of treatment. In particular, they will learn to implement specific clinical interventions, based on ‘progressive protocols’ for Complex Traumatization and Dissociative Disorders. Dolores Mosquera, M.S. is a psychologist and psychotherapist. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked with EMDR for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an EMDR Europe Consultant and Facilitator. She has extensive teaching experience, leading seminars, workshops and lectures internationally. She has published many books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field.
Scottish Rite Museum. 33 Marrett Road. Lexington, MA 02420 Organized by Lana Epstein. Contact information: lana.epstein@gmail.com
$175 before Aug. 22. $200 after

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Kate Becker LCSW RYT and Hope Payson LCSW LADC

Interested in addressing Addictions including Behavioral Addictions with EMDR Therapy?
Lost in a maze of Feeling States, DeTURs, Ego State Conflicts and Stabilization Barriers?  
Need some direction?  
No worries!  
We have been down those roads and created a step by step, phase by phase, treatment map that we want to share with you!

72 Sunrise Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033
9:00AM-4:30 PM Thursday October 6th & Friday the 7th, 2016 
Cost:  $300 

Participant Requirements and Intended Audience:
A mental health counseling license and
full EMDR Therapy training by an EMDRIA approved organization is required
for this intermediate level EMDR Therapy training.

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Advanced Seminar: Integrating Structural Dissociation, Ego State and EMDR Therapies – Earn 30 CEUs!
30 Psychology, Social Work, LMFT and LMHC CEs – as well as 12 EMDRIA CEs

Northampton, MA
September 2016 - June 2017

http://www.abbott-lobenstine.com/farnsworth-lobenstine/

For the tenth year, I will be offering this exciting and unique Seminar. Level II trained clinicians who regularly use EMDR will have the opportunity to learn and integrate Structural Dissociation, Ego State and EMDR therapies so that they can be more successful in working with clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. Members will practice and learn to use two core approaches to Ego State work, as well as powerful safety procedures. Didactic presentations and Case Consultation are a part of each month’s three-hour meeting. Assigned articles and session transcripts deepen the learning process. Preference will be given to those who have participated in an EMDR Consultation Group before.
Past participants have come from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Florida and Nevada.
The cost is $100/month; $80 for full-time Community Mental Health Clinicians.
Both 2015-2016 sections of the Advanced Seminar filled even before I had publicized it through EMDRIA.
Please click here to register for the FRIDAY SESSIONS (9/16/16-6/16/17) of the 2016-2017 Advanced Seminar or here for the TUESDAY SESSIONS (9/20/16-6/20/17) of the 2016-2017 Advanced Seminar.
If you are interested in individual consultation on working with clients with complex trauma and dissociation, please email me at farnsloben@gmail.com.

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INTRO TO THE INTEGRATION OF EGO STATE THERAPY (HARTFORD AREA, CT)

Sep 24,2016 - Sep 25,2016 Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy, Structural Dissociation and EMDR Therapy
13 CEs for Social Workers, LMFTs and LMHCs approved; 12 CEs from EMDRIA approved.

Hilton Garden Inn, 85/95 Glastonbury Blvd.,
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2016
9am to 5pm both days
Registration and cont. breakfast from 8am-9am Sat; 8:30am-9am Sun. Buffet lunch provided both days.

Hartford registration limited to 45.

2 DAY PROGRAM FEES:
Standard $325 early bird rates until August 24; $375 thereafter
Community Mental Health Clinicians* $275 until August 24; $325 thereafter

*Community Mental Health Clinicians: within 1 week of registering, you must submit a letter from your supervisor on agency letterhead stating you work 30+hrs/wk and you do not have training reimbursement funds available for this workshop.

Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download PDF flier, click here.

This is an advanced training. Completion of EMDR Basic Training required.

OVERVIEW: This two-day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation theory and when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and ten specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves.

Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. Both afternoons will begin with a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Then participants will have the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and dissociative diagnoses other than DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder will be addressed in the additional Monday workshop.) These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6.

Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete recommended readings, sent by email, before the workshop. These include powerful transcripts of actual Ego State Therapy sessions with my clients, used with permission.

For questions about location/accommodations/etc, contact Hartford Local Sponsor:
Reginald Harris
Reginaldjharris@aol.com; 860-550-3953

For questions about the workshop:
Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
farnsloben@gmail.com; 413-256-EMDR(3637)

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6/12/2016

Dean Laliotis - Attachment-based EMDR Therapy: An Integration of Mind, Body & Spirit
Approved for 24 EMDRIA Credits

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Presenter: Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Contact: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
info@kripalu.org
413-448-3400

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Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching
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Presented by Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC Approved for 12 EMDRIA Credits
Export to Your Calendar 5/3/2016 to 6/21/2016
When: 5/3/2016
Where: Virtual Workshop
Telephone Conference Calls
Presenter: Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
Contact: Ann-Marie McKelvey
skycollage@gmail.com
505-989-3374

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June 4, 2016

Treating Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder using Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy, and EMDR Therapy

Presented by Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Mercy By the Sea
167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443 8:30-5:30
 
This advanced EMDR Therapy workshop is designed for EMDR trained therapists who already have some training in Ego State Therapy or Dissociation. This of course includes those who have taken my weekend “Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation with EMDR Therapy” or who have taken my year long Advanced Seminar on this topic.

While it will be helpful to have had some background in dissociation and ego state work, this workshop will be carefully paced to deepen the knowledge and skills of experienced clinicians while introducing EMDR therapists new to these topics with a helpful overview.

Join us in this beautiful setting, a Catholic retreat center with 30 acres right on the Long Island Sound. Continental breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snack will be served. Accessible overnight accommodations are available. Let us be gently present in their space. There is no cell phone use anywhere in the buildings. You may make and return calls in the parking lot.
  
Space limited. REGISTER NOW!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1 Better understand the complex internal structure of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
2 Develop skills to communicate more effectively with alters, especially perpetrator introjects. Alters are called Apparently Normal Parts and Emotional Parts of self in Structural Dissociation
3 Planfully build communication and trust among parts of the personality
4 Learn specific ways in which you can use EMDR very early in treatment to stabilize clients with DID
5 Avoid the reification of child alters/Emotional Parts
6 Explore when to work through the client and when to work directly with dissociated self-states

"The training of course was excellent and I can't wait to get home to Ohio to begin the work with several clients whom I have in mind. I love that my toolbox is much heavier now, so I can broaden my ability to help the people who desperately need it. I feel blessed that I had this opportunity. Thank you! Thank you!"

"Thank you for making this intimidating topic digestible, for increasing my knowledge and confidence in helping my clients and my inner self."

The workshop was very good and very helpful. I had 3 clients identified before I came. I will use many takeaways."

"The techniques were so very helpful. Thank you so much."

"There was great content shared today. Thank you for offering the 3rd day on DID."

"The material was well organized. The case consultation and demonstrations helped to internalize this material."

TO REGISTER:

http://www.abbott-lobenstine.com/register/?action=evregister&event_id=8
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April 16-17, 2016

An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy, Structural Dissociation and EMDR Therapy
Presented by Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
EMDR Institute and HAP Facilitator, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

HARTFORD AREA, CT
Hilton Garden Inn, 85/95 Glastonbury Blvd.,
Glastonbury, CT 06033

REGISTER ONLINE AT
www.abbott-lobenstine.com

This two-day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation theory and when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will
leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and ten specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves.

Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. Both afternoons will begin with a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Then participants will have the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and dissociative diagnoses other than DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder will be addressed in the additional Monday workshop.) These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but
without deviation in Phases 3-6. Workshop Objectives:

* Gain a basic understanding of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation Theory
* Learn seven situations in which Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation theory are often essential for successful EMDR processing.
* Learn ten techniques of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation that will facilitate your EMDR work with complex trauma clients.
* In four hours of practicum in triads, learn to use the Dissociative Table Technique with clients.

Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving since 2001 as a Facilitator. He has been an EMDRIA Approved Consultant since 2003 and a Trauma Recovery (HAP) Facilitator since 2005. For the eighth year he is teaching an Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. This ten-month post-graduate course offers 30 professional CEs, and EMDRIA CEs. Farnsworth began his study of Ego State Therapy and dissociation in 2001. He co-authored a lengthy article published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in 2013 on his highly successful brief, intensive treatment, using EMDR and Ego State Therapy with a woman who had been hospitalized. Farnsworth is passionate about the extraordinary privilege of working as a psychotherapist, walking for a time with others on their journey towards health and a vibrant life. He is equally passionate about teaching other clinicians
basic and advanced skills of EMDR.

REGISTER ONLINE AT
www.abbott-lobenstine.com

Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
1164 South East Street
Amherst, MA 01002
farnsloben@gmail.com

Hartford registration limited to 60.
BONUS: April 18 Working with Clients with DID — open to clinicians who
take my workshop on April 16-17 and to past participants of my
workshops or Advanced Seminar. 9am to 4pm. 6 CEs applied for.
2 DAY PROGRAM FEES:
Standard $300 early bird rates until 1 month before workshop
$350 thereafter
CMHC* $250 early bird rates until 1 month before workshop
$300 thereafter
MONDAY ONE-DAY WORKSHOP:
Standard $150 early bird rates until 1 month before workshop
$175 thereafter
CMHC* $125 early bird rates until 1 month before workshop
$150 thereafter
REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS AND SAVE!
Standard $400 early bird rates until 1 month before workshop
$450 thereafter
CMHC* $325 early bird rates until 1 month before workshop
$350 thereafter
This is an advanced training. Completion of EMDR Basic Training required

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Presentation by Roger Solomon, PhD

Utilization of EMDR with Traumatic Bereavement

April 22, 2016
Location of training:
United Way
370 James Street, Ste 403
New Haven, Connecticut

Roger Solomon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treatment of trauma and grief. He is on the Senior Faculty of the EMDR Institute and provides EMDR training internationally. Formerly a police psychologist with Colorado Springs Police Department and Washington State Patrol, he currently consults with the United States Senate Employee Assistance Program.

Dr. Solomon has consulted with the FBI, Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Safety and Firearms, US State Department, CIA and other national security agencies. Dr. Solomon has provided services (including EMDR) following Hurricane Katrina, NASA Shuttle Columbia tragedy, September 11 terrorist attach, and Oklahoma City bombing, to both victims of these tragedies, family members of those deceased, and first responders (e.g. police, fire and rescue personnel).

Dr. Solomon has authored or co-authored 34 articles and book chapters on topics of trauma (including recent articles on complex trauma), grief, stress and EMDR. He is currently co-authoring a book on EMDR and grief and mourning with Dr. Therese Rando.

CEUs and EMDRIA credits pending. More information to come.
Certificates are awarded online after the workshop. ce-classes.com is the provider of CE's. Participants print their certificate after registering at ce-classes.com, entering a key code and completing an evaluation. Grievances are required to be in writing and will be responded to within 10 business days, email to ddegraffemdrhap.org. Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

For more information contact:
Karl Speirs, LMFT at
Trauma Recovery/HAP at (203)288-4450

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Upcoming Specialty Workshop Presented by Carol Forgash

EMDR Treatment of Health Related Problems

Including

Learnings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

EMDR can be integrated into the comprehensive treatment of health related problems by processing obstacles that may be complicating healing, such as traumas related to early abuse, past and current difficult medical treatment, chronic illness, pain, the traumas that patients experience when they become ill, and other somatic issues. The intertwined effects of these problems on mental health will be explored. Research indicates that many who have PTSD and adverse childhood experiences will have even more severe health problems than the general population. Data from the ACE study (www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm)supports the critical relationship between trauma and health issues.

March 19-20, 2016
United Way of Greater New Haven
370 James Street, Suite 403
New Haven, CT 06511
203-772-1270

(13) EMDRIA Credits
(13) CEU Credits

Presented by: Carol Forgash, LCSW

Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD, is the director of Advanced Educational Productions. She is a Facilitator for EMDR Institute Trainings. She specializes in treating dissociation, trauma, performance enhancement and health issues. Carol is a well-known speaker and has presented at EMDRIA and ISSD international conferences. Carol also co-authored “Healing the Heart of Trauma and dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy” and numerous clinical articles.

Go to TR HAP site to register:

emdrhap.org
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Webinar Series on
Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation:
Kathleen M. Martin, LCSW

Kathleen Martin will be conducting a webinar that teaches ways to treat Complex Trauma with EMDR Therapy and Structural Dissociation Theory in 2016!

The dates and times will be:

January 22, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
February 19, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
March 4, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

This 3-part Webinar series will progressively teach the intricacies of integrating EMDR Therapy with Structural Dissociation Theory. Specific strategies and practical skills will be taught to safely and effectively treat complex trauma and developmental disorders. Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique will be taught and demonstrated along with ways to integrate this powerful tool throughout the entire treatment. The art of time orientation will be demonstrated, giving clinicians many valuable tools and skills to eliminate the reliving that causes so much destabilization. The expanded Readiness Checklist for reprocessing traumatic material in cases of complex trauma will be taught as well as ways to safely titrate Phase 4 reprocessing. Case transcripts and video segments will be used throughout the series to demonstrate skillful ways to treat "parts".

This Webinar training can be taken from the convenience of your own office or home!

Each Webinar will last 4 hours. Although it is preferable to attend all 3 webinars as they will build on each other, it is possible to attend as many or few as fit into your learning needs.

The language and concepts of Structural Dissociation Theory will be used throughout the entire series. It is therefore important that you attend the first webinar if you are not well trained in Structural Dissociation Theory and/or you want to learn the theory and how to apply it to EMDR on a deeper level.

Each webinar will be recorded and anyone registered will be able to view this recording for a limited time after the event is over.

Following is a description of each module.

Module 1: Integrating Structural Dissociation Theory into EMDR Psychotherapy

Module 1 will teach Structural Dissociation Theory and how to integrate it into EMDR psychotherapy. Case examples will be used to highlight the theoretical concepts and how to work with the emotional parts while keeping them stable throughout the 8 phases of the EMDR Standard Protocol.

Module 2: Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique: When and How to Use it to Identify and Heal Emotional Parts of the Personality

Module 2 with teach the 8 steps of Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique and how to incorporate it into the EMDR Standard Protocol. Case examples and video clips will be used to demonstrate the power of this technique to identify and work with emotional parts of the personality throughout treatment.

Please note: Structural Dissociation theory and language will be used throughout this module. It is highly recommended that participants who are not well grounded in this theory attend Module 1 prior to taking this Module to facilitate the learning of this important skill.

Module 3: Treating Dissociative Phobias and the Art of Time Orientation

Module 3 will teach interventions that treat the phobias among and between the dissociative parts of the personality. It will also teach the art and intricacies of time orientation, going far beyond the basic question of "what year is this?" Case transcripts and video clips will be used throughout to demonstrate these must-have skills for all clinicians working with complex trauma.

Please note: Structural Dissociation theory and language will be used throughout this module. It is highly recommended that participants who are not well grounded in this theory attend Module 1 prior to taking this Module.

The Early Bird cost is $125 per webinar or $295 for the 3-part series. Please register by January 11, 2016 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate. After the 11th the cost increases to $150 per session, or $325 for the entire series.

To register online, please go to www.kmccs.com

Email Andrea Gillispie at andreamgassistant@gmail.com

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March 18-19, 2016
9:00am to 4:45pm both days

EMDR Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociation and Complex Trauma
PRESENTED BY: DOLORES MOSQUERA, M.S. AND COLIN A. ROSS, M.D.

Crowne Plaza Natick
1360 Worcester Street, Route 9,
Natick, MA 01760
CAN'T ATTEND IN PERSON? Consider the livestream.

In this two-day workshop, Dr. Ross and Dolores Mosquera will provide a comprehensive overview of EMDR, borderline personality disorder, dissociation and complex trauma, including examples of specific treatment techniques and strategies. Dr. Ross will speak on Day One and Dolores Mosquera will speak on Day Two.

In Day One, Dr. Ross will review the definition of dissociation and the differences between psychoform and somatoform dissociation. He will spend considerable time on dissociative identity disorder (DID): how to diagnose it; what it is and what it is not; prevalence, reliability and validity; treatment outcome data for DID; and the relationship between DID and PTSD. In his clinical experience, three common reasons for adverse reactions to EMDR he sees in patients referred to his hospital Trauma Programs are: failure to diagnose a complex dissociative disorder; inadequate history, preparation and stabilization; and moving into desensitization too quickly. Dr. Ross will then discuss borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the relationship between BPD, reactive attachment disorder, and dissociation. He will then place BPD within a modified version of the theory of structural dissociation - this formulation leads naturally to treating DID within EMDR and within the Adaptive Information Processing model. This will be followed by an explanation of the principles of Dr. Ross' Trauma Model Therapy, which is suitable for DID, BPD, PTSD and a wide range of mental health problems and addictions. These principles can be most helpful in EMDR therapy of BPD, prior to desensitization work. He will finish the day with case examples of treatment techniques and an opportunity for questions and discussion.

In Day Two, Dolores Mosquera will draw on her extensive clinical experience as an EMDR clinician, consultant and specialty populations' trainer, and will build on the groundwork laid by Dr. Ross in Day One. She will explain how to treat BPD within the Adaptive Information Processing model and will describe subgroups within BPD that require somewhat different EMDR strategies. She will describe in detail the clinical interview for BPD she conducts prior to treatment, including common problems encountered and common defenses seen. In the next section, she will talk in detail about grounding, stabilization and self-care and emotional regulation skills and treatment strategies. This will be followed by discussion of self-differentiation, psychoeducation strategies, working with defenses and working with dissociative parts. She will conclude the workshop with discussion of target selection in BPD, when to process trauma, and when not to, managing borderline defenses, and the reevaluation phase of EMDR. The focus will be on specific techniques and strategies and a practical, hands-on approach.
Early bird rates through February 18th!
OBJECTIVES
Participants will be able to:
Describe the phenomenology, epidemiology, reliability and validity, and treatment outcome for dissociative identity disorder.
Describe the relationships between trauma, disrupted attachment, PTSD, dissociation and borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Describe the core principles and techniques of Trauma Model Therapy.
Describe the relationship between trauma, dissociation and BPD from the perspective of the Adaptive Information Processing model, and how this guides EMDR therapy.
Describe stabilization techniques to improve self-care and self-regulation in BPD and complex trauma.
Describe strategies and techniques for target selection, choosing when to do bilateral stimulation and managing defenses within EMDR therapy for trauma and BPD.
Describe strategies to explore the system of parts in a safe way, promoting integration.

Colin A. Ross received his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in 1985. He has been running a Trauma Program in the Dallas, Texas area since 1991 and consults to two other Trauma Programs, one at Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and one at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California. His Texas Trauma Program moved to UBH Denton in September, 2015. Dr. Ross is the author of 28 books and 190 professional papers and is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Ross has spoken widely throughout North America and in Europe, China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Ross is an internationally renowned speaker. He is adept at imparting complex information in a clear, user-friendly fashion. More info at the Colin Ross Institute: rossinst.com

Dolores Mosquera is psychologist and psychotherapist. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked with EMDR for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She is an EMDR Europe Consultant and Facilitator. She has extensive teaching experience, leading seminars, workshops and lectures internationally. She has published many books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field.

DAY ONE - Colin A. Ross, M.D.
DAY TWO - Dolores Mosquera, M.S.
PROGRAM FEES
(includes 6 CEs/day)

2 Day Workshop (in person or via livestream)
$295 if sent by Feb 18, 2016
$335 if sent by Mar 3, 2016
$365 if sent after Mar 3, 2016
$70 discount for Community Mental Health clinicians (30+ hours a week)
Fee includes 12 EMDRIA Credits

1 Day Workshop by Colin Ross (in person or via livestream)
$195 if sent by Feb 18, 2016
$235 if sent by Mar 3, 2016
$265 if sent after Mar 3, 2016
$35 discount for Community Mental Health clinicians (30+ hours a week)
Fee includes 12 EMDRIA Credits
This option is only available for Day 1 of the workshop, since Day 2 is a continuation of topics covered on Day 1.

To register: info@emdradvancedtrainings.com

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March 18, 19, April 1 & 2, 2016

2nd Virtual Summit of Complex Trauma, Dissociative Symptoms & EMDR Therapy
**12 EMDRIA CECs

Ulrich Lanius, PhD
Anabel Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Kathleen Martin, LCSW
Gunilla Klensmeden, MD, PhD
From 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Co-sponsored by the EMDR Institute. The EMDR Institute Inc. Mainatains responsibility for this program and its content

ATTEND THIS AMAZING TRAINING FROM YOUR OWN COMPUTER AND IN THE COMFORT OF YOU OWN HOME OR OFFICE
INTERACT WITH THE PRESENTER, WATCH THERAPY VIDEOS, PARTICIPATE IN POLLS & CHAT WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS
YOU WILL HAVE TWO MONTHS TO WATCH THE RECORDINGS- IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND AT THE TIME SCHEDULED, TAKE A TEST AND GET YOUR CECs!
THIS TRAINING IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR MODULES OF THREE HOURS EACH, SO THE INFORMATION CAN BE EASILY DIGESTED & INTEGRATED

Early Bird $335 USD ends February 25, 2016
WITH CECs
Early Bird $315 USD ends February 25, 2016
WITHOUT CECs

For mental health professionals that have completed an approved basic EMDR training
Discounts available for groups of 5 or more!
www.AnaGomez.org

AnaG@AnaGomez.org

602-803-1797
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Online Distance Learning Class:
Applications of Mindful Awareness and Resonance to Psychotherapy

4 Module Online Distance Learning Class
(computer and internet access required)

15 EMDRIA Distance Learning Credits
15 CEs provided by CE-CLASSES.com
NYSED Approved as Self Study!!!!!

January 21 - February 17, 2016

This workshop teaches an innovative approach of using double focus of attention from egoic to expanded awareness through intuitive mindful skills and resonance, enhancing the AIP model within which EMDR is based. Current research and literature will explain the convergence of psychology, science, and spirituality. The relationship to an accelerated process of higher brain integration and awareness will be linked to skills of silent intuitive processes within an interconnected field of energy and informational flow between therapist and client within each phase of EMDR. This program teaches valuable skills that can be applied to any form of psychotherapy that allows for the client to process information in the silent spaces of the imagination within an experience of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness.

You will learn to identify intuitive feedback mechanisms and apply it within a nonlinear, moment to moment integrative therapy through video recorded lectures, case presentation, and experiential exercise. This program is highly experiential with the aide of audio recorded guided meditations. You will learn to apply new skills to your practice, allowing your clients to have the opportunity to process trauma from an expanded state within a shared interconnected field of information and energy flow.

Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW conducts her integrative psychotherapy practice and teaches meditation and healing in Huntington N.Y. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2011(now Sofia University), her masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1977, and completed advanced clinical training through the Long Island Institute for Mental Health in 1983. She studied ancient healing arts throughout North and South America. Dr. Siegel presented at the EMDRIA conferences in 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. She is author of Eyes of the Jaguar and creator of the Labyrinth Series Guided Meditations. Additional info about Dr. Siegel can be found at www.DrIreneSiegel.com

Registration: $350. To register with credit card online securely through PayPal, No refunds as of January 1, 2016.

Agenda
Welcome Page (upon registration): Five minute welcome and introduction video; Downloadable version of Handout; Course Instructions; Recommended and Suggested Reading list.

Module 1: Convergence of Science, Psychology, and Spiritual Traditions (taken from recording of presentation at 2013 EMDRIA Conference)
Video Introduction: 1 minute, 10 seconds
Video Presentation: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Audio Meditation 1: Divine Attunement

Module 2: Mindful Awareness and Resonance in EMDR (taken from recording of presentation at 2013 EMDRIA Conference)
Video Introduction: 48 seconds
Video 1 Presentation: 21 minutes
Video 2 Presentation: 30 minutes
Audio Meditation 2: Inner Teacher

Module 3: Internal Feedback Mechanisms through Mindful Awareness
Video Introduction: 59 seconds
Video Presentation: 47 minutes, 41 seconds
Audio Meditation 3: Sharing Attunement (requires partner volunteer)

Module 4: Transpersonal Therapist/Healer
Video Introduction: 1 minutes, 14 seconds
Video Presentation: 47 minutes, 36 seconds
Audio Meditation 4: Spiritual Resonance (requires partner volunteer)
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ART OF EMDR

Kathleen Martin, LCSW and
Roger Solomon, Ph.D.

February 1-5, 2016
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

OR choose the second spring workshop:

March 11-14, 2016
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

These workshops are advanced practicum where you will use personal material as you rotate the roles of therapist and client. We will teach you advanced skills around the "art" of attunement of the dual attention stimuli, learning the signs of processing, regulating its intensity, when to start and stop, etc. There will be a focus on working with complex trauma, teaching you Phase 2 strategies such as Fraser's Dissociative Table and Phase 4 strategies to titrate and facilitate reprocessing in complex trauma cases. There will be daily lecture and live demonstrations. You will then integrate this material into your EMDR toolkit while in the practicum. The practicums are closely supervised by Kathy and Roger. The size of the workshop is limited to 18 people to keep the quality of the supervision high.

Each workshop will offer 20 EMDRIA continuing education credits and 20 credits from the EMDR Institute which include credits for most professional disciplines. The Costa Rica schedule is 8:30 - 12:30 each morning, leaving the rest of the day for touring and beach combing. The schedule for the March workshop is the traditional Friday morning through Monday noon.

Kathy Martin, LCSW
EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer in EMDR
1655 Elmwood Ave, Suite 125
Rochester, NY 14620
585-473-2119
kmartinlcsw@frontiernet.net
www.artofemdr.com
www.kmccs.com

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The Gold Standard with Don deGraffenreid, LCSW and Trauma Recovery HAP Trainer
EMDR Refresher with Theory, Practice and Practicum
Thursday, November 19th 2015 9:00am to 4:00pm
at the Connecticut Women's Consortium, Hamden CT
6 CEUs

The theory, application and practice of this innovative therapy will be explored in depth

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and powerful therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health concerns. It has been in existence for over 25 years, and is evidence-based yet not fully accepted or understood in many agency and community mental-health settings. This 1-day workshop will offer a primer on the theory, practice, and application of EMDR for agency and community mental-health providers. The 8 stages of the treatment process will be discussed in depth, with case examples. A demonstration/role-play of an EMDR session will highlight the stages of treatment process and helpful affect management tools used in EMDR therapy. Teaching modalities will include lecture, demonstrations, Power Point, role-plays, group discussion and EMDR videos. The implementation and application of effective start up tools for practice, written informed consent, and the use of scaling questions to enhance client feedback and treatment satisfaction. How to obtain the full six-day EMDR training and issues related to consultation and supervision will also be explored in depth.

PREREQUISITE: To participate in this training you must be trained at a minimum in EMDR Part 1.

To Register: Use Code TR851
http://www.womensconsortium.org/pdf/catalog/CWCCATALOG2015.pdf

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:
Joany Spierings is coming back to Natick, MA!
EMDR Master Trainer visiting from the Netherlands
JOIN US FOR:

2 day Training: Troubleshooting in EMDR Therapy
1 day Training: EMDR Therapy for Complicated Mourning

REGISTER NOW: Mark Nickerson, LICSW
(413) 256-0550
marknickerson@gmail.com

Complicated Clients, Complex Problems and Clever Solutions:
Troubleshooting in EMDR therapy (2 days) and Treating Complicated Mourning (1 Day)
Joany Spierings
December 4, 5 and 6, 2015 (Fri 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sat 9:00am to 4:45pm, Sun 9:00am to 4:45pm)
Crowne Plaza Natick - Natick, MA
Troubleshooting in EMDR Therapy - 2 Day Master Class (Friday and Saturday)
This workshop is like the last page in the manual of your new washing machine: what can go wrong, how do I know, and what can I do?

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Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Coaching
9/29/2015 to 11/17/2015
Virtual Workshop
Telephone Conference Calls
Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
windcollage@comcast.net
505-989-3374
2 EMDRIA Credits

This tele-course event is divided into eight 90 minute long calls that will be held on the following dates between 10-11:30am (EST):
Tuesday, September 29
Tuesday, October 6
Tuesday, October 13
Tuesday, October 20
Tuesday, October 27
Tuesday, November 3
Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, November 17
This 12 hour tele-course explores using EMDR therapy to advance the goals of coaching and Positive Psychology. The EMDR clinician will learn and examine through demonstrations, case studies, discourses and practice 14 Positive Psychology and/or coaching processes combined with EMDR therapy.

For more information or to register go to www.annmariemckelvey.com

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EMDR Integrative Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children
10/9/2015 to 10/17/2015
Online Webinar
Debra Wesselmann, C. Schweitzer & S. Armstrong
contact: deb@atcnebraska.com
Phone: 402-981-6130
EMDR Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children
12 EMDRIA Credits

This virtual web-stream event is divided into four 3-hour-long modules and will be held on the following dates:
Friday, October 9 from 12-3pm (Central Time)
Saturday, October 10 from 12-3pm (Central Time)
Friday, October 16 from 12-3pm (Central Time)
Saturday, October 17 from 12-3pm (Central Time)
This 12 hour virtual workshop will provide participants with strategies to effectively utilize EMDR to improve attachment security and decrease challenging behaviors in children impacted by severe attachment trauma. Videos, lecture and handouts will allow participants to immediately implement the methods.

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RI EMDRIA Regional group is pleased to announce:

TACTICAL INTEGRATION IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM:
A safer, more efficient path to healing structural dissociation of the personality with EMDR

PRESENTED by
GEORGE ABBOTT PhD

Saturday, October 3, 2015

THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT

Swansea Center for Psychotherapy
25 Market Street # 14
Swansea, Massachusetts, 02777

Registraton 9am to 9:15
Workshop 9:15 to 12:30
Sign out 12:30 to 12:45

Completion of an EMDRIA approved basic training required

PROGRAM FEES

EMDRIA Members $35
After September 23, 2015 $40
Non-members $40
After September 23, 2015 $45
Cash or check only a door
3 EMDRIA CEUs included in registration.

WORKSHOP DeSCRIPTION

This workshop consists of an advanced exploration of an integrated list of solutions for a safe and efficient use of EMDR with clients suffering from dissociative disorders. With a combination of lecture, case vignettes, and discussions, participants will explore a tactical integration approach, combined with George Fraser's Conference Room technique, and selected concepts from the theory of Structural Dissociation of the personality. Rather than challenging dissociative defenses with bilateral stimulation, participants will learn to utilize dissociative defenses in the service of EMDR therapy..

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Participants wll learn t o identify 3 dangers in the use of EMDR therapy for cliens who have a dissociative disorder.
2. Participants will be able to state how and why tactical integration is a safer and more efficient way to deliver EMDR therapy to clients with dissociative disorder.
3. Participants will be able to list 3 concepts from the theory of structural dissociation of the personality that contribute to the effective use of EMDR therapy,with clients with dissociative disorders.

PRESENTER

George Abbott, PhD, is on the clinical faculty of the EMDR Institute. He is a senior trainer of the EMDR Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Program. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant,and consults to individuals and groups in the Western Massachusetts area via Skype and telephone. He has presented workshops at various regional events and at two EMDRIA conferences. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice in North Hampton, Massachusetts, and a senior clinician at the Holyoke Medical Center Outpatient Service. He founded and has chaired the Association for the Advancement of Skills in Clinical Hypnosis for the past 21 years.

Please help us by forwarding this invitation to any EMDR therapy clinicians you know.

This workshop is held in an accessible building
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Sandra Paulsen, PhD
The Embodied Self:
Somatic Methods for EMDR Practitioners

A TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 10 and Sunday October 11, 2015
Greater Washington DC Area

Workshop Objectives:
1 Explain the significance of neurobiological advances and somatic therapy for EMDR Practice.
2 Demonstrate elements of somatic therapy, including grounding, somatic empathy, somatic resourcing, tracking, spontaneous oscillation, evoked oscillation, micro-movements, utilizing discharge, releasing impact, and boundaries.

3 Describe four places in the standard protocol in which somatic interventions may be appropriately utilized.

CEU'S:

14 Credits approved from NBCC and NASW
and
14 Credits from EMDRIA for EMDR clinicians

REGISTRATION FEE:
$325 Early Registration
(by midnight on 9/1/15)
$375 Regular registration (beginning 9/2/15)

$275 for Community Mental Health clinicians*
No group discounts available

Contact Nancy Newport, LPC, LMFT
phone (703) 352-9005 or email nancy@nancynewport.com

LOCATION:
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

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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.

Book Description: The powerful benefits of EMDR in treating PTSD have been solidly validated. In this groundbreaking new work nine master clinicians show how complex PTSD involving dissociation and other challenging diagnoses can be treated safely and effectively. They stress the careful preparation of clients for EMDR and the inclusion of ego state therapy to target the dissociated ego states that arise in response to severe and prolonged trauma.
Book Course: This book course is has been developed for EMDR practitioners to help them provide successful EMDR treatment to clients diagnosed with complex trauma. Complex trauma victims have problems dealing with triggers, dissociation, affect disregulation, and stress. They require a tri-phasic trauma treatment approach integrated into the EMDR protocol: including 1: stabilization, 2: EMDR trauma processing and 3: resolution.
"Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy" provides therapists with a comprehensive treatment approach that weaves ego state and dissociative treatment strategies into the EMDR protocol to help overcome these specific problems.
The material compiled in this book covers a range of theory—including the neurobiology of dissociation and the use of hypnosis, family systems therapy, and cognitive schemas. It also includes diagnostic categories (the spectrum of dissociative disorders and in particular dissociative identity disorder) and several client populations (couples, terror survivors).
The case studies described in each chapter ground theory in practical application, illustrating the phased treatment techniques involved in preparing clients with Ego State therapy and related modalities within the EMDR protocol.
The 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 CE credits.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not a substitute for the EMDR Basic Training and does not qualify as training in EMDR.
1 therapist approach as well as advantages to the client.
EMDRIA:
AEP is a provider approved by EMDRIA. This book course is approved for 8 credits. To receive EMDRIA credits you must have completed the entire EMDR basic training.
TESTING MEASURE:
60 question multiple-choice test.
REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of test, receipt of Evaluation and signed Verification of EMDR Training Form.
FEES:
$120 includes test and CE certificate of completion.
Send Check for in the amount of $120 to:
Carol Forgash
353 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY, 11898

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May 1 -2 2015 Secaucus NJ
Treating Headaches with EMDR - Dr. Steven Marcus, PhD
Migraine and headache people - Doctor stressed. Woman Nurse doctor with migraine headache...

Learn to treat headaches in your office with EMDR Therapy
Forty five million Americans have severe reoccurring headaches. In this two day hands on workshop, EMDR clinicians will learn how to evaluate and treat various headache types.
Fri. & Sat. May 1st and 2nd - Secaucus, New Jersey
Brain head ache, migraine, Alzheimer s or dementia concept,Part of a medical series
Presenter, Steven Marcus Ph.D. will show you how to treat headaches without medication by utilizing EMDR therapy. Dr. Marcus has over 35 years of clinical experience. His 2008 migraine research demonstrates the efficacy of an integrated EMDR approach to rapidly treating migraines. He was the lead researcher for 1997 and 2004 of EMDR treatment of PTSD in an HMO setting. Dr. Marcus has conducted training's in Australia, Canada, Germany the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Israel, Denmark and the USA!

9:00 am Friday: professional overview of current headache treatments. Overview of biology of headaches. Learn to evaluate headache types.
Lunch - on your own.
Afternoon: The four stages of migraines. Practice phase 1 - stopping acute migraines in your office.
Saturday morning: 9 non-medication headache interventions. Learn an EMDR therapy approach to treating headaches. Incorporate AIP model
Trigger identification and prevention
Lunch - on your own.
Saturday afternoon: Phase 2 - Multi-session headache prevention.
Open your practice to headache patients.
Phase 2 practicum

13 CE credits 13 EMDRIA credits
Early Bird $359.
Register by April 17th ($399. after
Embassy Suites
455 Plaza Drive Secaucus New Jersey 07094
phone 201 864-7300 Special room rate $169.
rate good until April 7th Code: EMDR Headaches

For more information contact Heidi 909 353 8209
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June 5-6 2015
Shame, Guilt and Moral Injury:
From Wounds of Violence to Healing the Wounded
Dr. E. C. Hurley, D. Min, PhD

Dr. E. C. Hurley, D. Min, Ph.D founded (1993) and directs the Soldier Center in Clarksville, TN. A veteran of 33 years of military service in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, he and his staff treat military personnel and veterans using EMDR evidence-based therapy to resolve their post-traumatic stress.
9am - 5pm both days
Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick
1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
From Darwin, to Freud, to current treatment approaches, the challenge of treating combat trauma is historic. Yet it is essential.

This training will teach conceptual and practical approaches that guide a meaningful healing process. The training consists of two consecutive, one-day workshops which are integrated for EMDR clinicians.

Day 1 addresses issues of shame, guilt, and moral injury and their generation of anger, rage and violence among individuals, relationships and communities. The presentation also addresses the uniqueness of the combat veteran and military culture.

Day 2 integrates Day 1 information fully into EMDR therapy for treatment of complex trauma in cases where shame, guilt, and moral injury complicate treatment. Effective treatment strategies including reprocessing approaches are presented with video demonstrations.

Day 1 is open to the broader professional community; EMDR clinicians register for both Day 1 and Day 2.

Questions? Contact
Mark Nickerson, LICSW:
413-256-0550 or markinickerson@gmail.com
Two Day Option:
(includes 12 CEs)

$265 until 4/27/15
$305 until 5/18/15
$325 after 5/18/15

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DATE ADDED TO MEET DEMAND!
First New Haven workshop filled up 10 weeks in advance!

An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy with EMDR
with Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW EMDR Institute and HAP Facilitator, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

This workshop is limited to 45 participants and is expected to fill up early.
Save $100 by registering before March 15th

June 13-14, 2015,
9am to 5pm both days
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510

Hotel accommodations will be at the La Quinta Hotel in New Haven. See website below for details and registration.

http://abbott-lobenstine.com/6-13-15-register/

PROGRAM FEES:

This is an advanced training.

-(Information below is the same for the June workshop except for dates and location) ----

An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy with EMDR
with Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW EMDR Institute and HAP Facilitator, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Sat. & Sun. March 21-22, 2015
The Yale Child Study Center, Cohen Auditorium
To register: http://abbott-lobenstine.com

"Farnsworth's passion for ego state therapy and recognition of its importance to EMDR practitioners is unsurpassed. I heartily endorse this training."
-Sandra Paulsen, PhD, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Workshop Presenter, author of Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation (1999) and co-author of Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward An Embodied Self (2014)

This two day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Ego State Therapy and when it is useful or necessary to use Ego State Therapy approaches with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and eight specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves. Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. The first afternoon there will be a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Both afternoons will provide the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and DDNOS diagnoses. These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6. Dissociative Identity Disorder will not be addressed in this training.
Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete recommended readings, sent by mail and email, before the workshop. These include powerful transcripts of actual Ego State Therapy sessions with my clients, used with permission.

13 CEs for Social Workers, LMHCs and LMFTs approved. 12 CEs from EMDRIA approved.

Questions?
Contact Farnsworth (413) 256-EMDR (3637) farnsloben@gmail.com
or Local Sponsor:
Cheryl Kenn, LCSW (203) 675-3440 cheryl@platinumken.com

ABOUT FARNSWORTH
Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving as a Facilitator since 2001. He has been a Facilitator and Consultant for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program since 2005. Farnsworth has provided individual and group consultation services to EMDR trained clinicians since 2003 and works with children 10-12, adolescents and adults in private practice. For the seventh year, he is teaching a post-graduate level Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Ego State Therapy with EMDR.

I consider it an extraordinary privilege to work as a psychotherapist. My training in EMDR, Ego State Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Energy Psychology, facilitate my healing work. I am equally passionate about teaching clinicians so that they can work ever more successfully to resolve the traumas and life challenges their clients have experienced. - Farns

PRAISE FOR THE PRESENTER

I found a whole new world of therapy options open for me at “An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy and EMDR” workshop with Farnsworth Lobenstine. New approaches presented there have given me renewed confidence in working effectively with my most challenging trauma and anxiety clients.
Jack Hileman, M.Div, M.A., LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Director TherapyWorks Counseling, PLLC, Greensboro NC

Learning EMDR changed the way I do therapy and learning from Farns how to apply ego state strategies to work with my clients has allowed me to safely do trauma work with complexly traumatized clients. It is incredible to see clients who have experienced numerous treatment “failures” experience rapid stabilization and progress through their ego state work.
Stacie Davis, EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Virginia Beach VA

Cannot imagine comfortably guiding someone through this process without the confirmation from my own experience about how real and powerful the Conference Room is.
Anonymous evaluation
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The Cycle Model for Changing Problem Behaviorsfeaturing the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (practicum included)
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9am to 5pm
(snow date: February 22)

To register: cgrand@maine.rr.com

University of Southern Maine
49 Pavilion, Portland ME

Clients present with an array of problem behaviors including acting out and addictive tendencies. These behaviors are powerful reinforcers of life struggles which often need immediate and effective attention in therapy before clients can process old trauma.

Morning session: Participants will learn The Cycle Model. This powerful tool integrates initial assessment, case formulation and ongoing intervention decision making. The model helps assess and develop client motivation and creates a road map to identify EMDR therapy priorities. (Links will be made to the work of Nancy Abel and John O'Brien).

The Cycle Model guides the customized matching of treatment priorities with an array of EMDR-based protocols. The morning session will highlight protocols for resourcing, reinforcing change, rescripting and rehearsing.

Morning practicum: Implementing the Cycle Model

Afternoon Session: The afternoon will focus on reviewing reprocessing protocols for compulsive/ addictive behavior.
It will review the EMDR work of Hase, Popky (DeTUR) and others but focus on the valuable strategy of targeting and reprocessing the positive attraction of a problematic behavior. Robert Miller's Feeling-State Addiction Theory will be featured. Participants will learn the steps of Miller's Feeling- State Addiction Protocol along with two other scripts for targeting feeling-states.

Afternoon Practicum: Targeting the positive feeling state In each practicum, participants will be in the role of both "therapist" and "client." As client, participants may work on personal issues, or role-play either a real or fictitious client.
Featured Protocol: The training will review Robert Miller's fascinating Feeling-State Addiction Theory and put it in context with other EMDR approaches to behavioral and substance addictions. Participants will learn the steps of Miller's Feeling-State Addiction Protocol along with two other scripts for targeting feeling-states.

STANDARD RATES: $125 by January 26th; $150 after

$30 discount for Community Mental Health clinicians (30+ hours a week)

In application for option of 6 CE credits for SW, MFT, LMHC for an additional fee of $15 payable at the training.

REGISTER NOW!
75% refund up to one week before event.

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Rhode Island EMDRIA Regional Network
Legacy EMDR: Access and Desensitize Transgeneratonal and Cultural Sources presented by Natalie S. Robinson, LICSW

January 30, 2015 Snow date February 6, 2015
Warwick, Rhode Island
EMDRIA Members $30 Non-members $35
$35 after January 15th $40 after January 15th

Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 EMDRIA credits are included in the registration fee. 2.5 professional credits for social workers, counselors and psychologists are pending and require a $25 payment.
Ancestral, familial and cultural factors become embedded and can lay the foundation of core negative beliefs. These influences can keep clients from embracing positive changes and self-beliefs, and can block EMDR processing. The Legacy EMDR workshop will teach you to help clients to:
1. access legacy based resources to move towards a core positive cognition
2. desensitize maladaptively encoded trauma and beliefs that are generated by negative cultural, societal, or ancestral patterns and institutions
3. promote the formation of a legacy based, coherent life narrative that reconsolidates fragmented threads from the distant past, the remembered past, current being and future hopes.
--Natalie S. Robinson, LICSW, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer. She conducted full basic EMDR trainings at Boston University and Simmons College School of Social Work. Natalie is the co-founder of Family Associates of Merrimack Valley in Chelmsford, MA, and is in practice in downtown Boston.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
Warwick, RI 02889
401 738-1700
Marjorie Lamphear, EMDR@lamphear.com 401 837-3224 if you have a disability and are in need of special accomodations.
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Webinar Series on
Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation:
A Practical Approach
by Kathleen M. Martin, LCSW

In response to numerous requests for a repeat of last year's Treating Complex Trauma Webinar Series, Kathleen Martin will be conducting the series again in 2015!

February 20, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
March 6, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
March 20, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

The Early Bird cost is only $100 per webinar or $275 for the 3-part series. Please register by January 24, 2015 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate. After the 24th the cost increases to $135 per session, or $310 for the entire series.

This 3-part Webinar series will progressively teach the intricacies of integrating EMDR Therapy with Structural Dissociation Theory. Specific strategies and practical skills will be taught to safely and effectively treat complex trauma and developmental disorders. Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique will be taught and demonstrated along with ways to integrate this powerful tool throughout the entire treatment. The art of time orientation will be demonstrated, giving clinicians many valuable tools and skills to eliminate the reliving that causes so much destabilization. The expanded Readiness Checklist for reprocessing traumatic material in cases of complex trauma will be taught as well as ways to safely titrate Phase 4 reprocessing. Case transcripts and video segments will be used throughout the series to demonstrate skillful ways to treat "parts".

This Webinar training can be taken from the convenience of your own office or home! Each Webinar will last 4 hours. Although it is preferable to attend all 3 webinars as they will build on each other, it is possible to attend as many or few as fit into your learning needs.
The language and concepts of Structural Dissociation Theory will be used throughout the entire series. It is therefore important that you attend the first webinar if you are not well trained in Structural Dissociation Theory and/or you want to learn the theory and how to apply it to EMDR on a deeper level.

Each webinar will be recorded and anyone registered will be able to view this recording for a limited time after the event is over.
4 EMDRIA continuing education credits will be given for each webinar.
Please email Susan Staples at assistantstaples@gmail.com

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EMDRIA’s Child Special Interest Group
announces:
Katie O’Shea’s workshop

When There Are No Words:
Reprocessing Early Trauma and Neglect in Implicit Memory with EMDR
LEARN THE EARLY TRAUMA PROTOCOL WITH ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Fri, April 24, 2015: 12:30 pm – 7pm
Sat, April 25, 2015: 9am – 5pm

… in Buffalo, NY, home of scenic niagara falls

$179!
If you register before January 15, you are entered into a drawing to win a copy of
"Looking through the eyes of TRAUMA AND Dissociation"
See attached brochure or
Information at: www.emdriachildsigconference.wordpress.com

Katie O’Shea, MS, LMHC is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant, as well as an EMDR Institute and HAP Senior Facilitator.
She has worked extensively with childhood trauma, victims and perpetrators of emotional, physical
and sexual abuse and neglect, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as those
with addictions, somatic disorders, and war trauma. To read more about Katie, click the attachment.

Katie O’Shea, EMDR Trainer coming Buffalo in April 2015!! Learn more about this workshop at http://emdriachildsigconference.wordpress.com

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Online Distance Learning Class:
Applications of Mindful Awareness and Resonance to Psychotherapy

4 Module Online Distance Learning Class
(computer and internet access required)
15 EMDRIA Distance Learning Credits
15 CEs provided by CE-CLASSES.com
January 8 - February 4, 2015

This workshop teaches an innovative approach of using double focus of attention from egoic to expanded awareness through intuitive mindful skills and resonance, enhancing the AIP model within which EMDR is based. Current research and literature will explain the convergence of psychology, science, and spirituality. The relationship to an accelerated process of higher brain integration and awareness will be linked to skills of silent intuitive processes within an interconnected field of energy and informational flow between therapist and client within each phase of EMDR. This program teaches valuable skills that can be applied to any form of psychotherapy that allows for the client to process information in the silent spaces of the imagination within an experience of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness.
You will learn to identify intuitive feedback mechanisms and apply it within a nonlinear, moment to moment integrative therapy through video recorded lectures, case presentation, and experiential exercise. This program is highly experiential with the aide of audio recorded guided meditations. You will learn to apply new skills to your practice, allowing your clients to have the opportunity to process trauma from an expanded state within a shared interconnected field of information and energy flow.

You will:
• Identify the relationship between science, psychology, and spiritual philosophy as it applies to resonance and mindful awareness.
• Develop skills of meditation and mindful awareness.
• Identify skills of alternative ways of knowing such as inner vision, hearing, knowing, kinesthetic bodily sensations.
• Identify skills of internal intuitive tracking to determine client/therapist resonance as an assessment and healing tool.
• Apply the skills of mindful awareness, resonance, and internal feedback mechanisms into the EMDR protocol, developing a nonlinear integrative approach to the standard protocol.
• Identify the role of the transpersonal therapist healer in modern day psychotherapy, blending western psychology with knowledge of ancient wisdom traditions.
About the Presenter:
Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW conducts her integrative psychotherapy practice and teaches meditation and healing in Huntington N.Y. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2011(now Sofia University), her masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1977, and completed advanced clinical training through the Long Island Institute for Mental Health in 1983. She studied ancient healing arts throughout North and South America. Dr. Siegel presented at the EMDRIA conferences in 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She is author of Eyes of the Jaguar and creator of the Labyrinth Series Guided Meditations. Additional info about Dr. Siegel can be found at www.DrIreneSiegel.com

CEs and EMDRIA Credits: Fifteen CEs will be provided by CE-CLASSES.COM, as well as15 EMDRIA Credits. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop.
: $350. Early registration is $295 through 12/1/14.

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December 5-6, 2014
Sheraton Needham Hotel - Needham MA
Joany Spierings

Dr. Joany Spierings comes to the US by special invitation in recognition of her clinical and teaching talents and experience.
COMPLICATED CLIENTS, COMPLEX PROBLEMS and CLEVER SOLUTIONS:
Effective EMDR strategies and techniques for complex trauma and complicated mourning

Working toward EMDR Reprocessing: - Joany Spierings
EMDR is not an infallible treatment, and sometimes when it is most needed, it does not work: the client gets stuck, SUDs do not go down, or the client gets more and more upset.
Day One of this workshop presents step-by-step strategies to prepare for safe and effective EMDR reprocessing, grounded in the "window of tolerance" model of brain functioning.
'The Three Tests' skills training approach can be used with all clients, from healthy and well-resourced to severely damaged, multi-problem crisis-prone clients. It guides clients as they: (1) learn needed arousal management skills, (2) manage real-life acute problems, and (3) develop the skills and resources for successful reprocessing. Strategies discussed include attachment considerations, boundary development, self-compassion, and more. Mail checks made payable to: Mark Nickerson, LICSW 368 Middle Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
markinickerson@gmail.com

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Friday November 14th 2014 9:00 - 4:00
6 CEUs $75
USING THE EMDR RECENT EVENT PROTOCOL
WITH HOMICIDE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS OF OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES

Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW, specializes in the treatment of complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has worked with homicide survivors in both an agency setting and private practice. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Facilitator for the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) and the EMDR Institute, and is a Trauma Recovery EMDR HAP Trainer.
Homicide is a stark reality in the United States and claims over 16,500 victims a year. The EMDR Recent Event Protocol is a key tool used in the treatment of victims/survivors and offers a structured and effective way for clients to desensitize and recover from the trauma of the murder of a loved one. The effective use of the Recent Event Protocol will be explored as it pertains to homicide victims and victims of other violent crimes. This will include a review of the protocol, engagement of the client, assessment, and effective use of a time-limited model of treatment. A case study of successful treatment will be presented, including the demonstration via role-play of a simple visual tool to help in the assessment and treatment of the client. In addition, three innovative affect management tools that are effective with survivors will be demonstrated. This workshop will also include a PowerPoint presentation and numerous brief clinical examples of the successful use of EMDR Recent Event Protocol with homicide survivors and other victims of violence. An audiotape of an interview with a homicide survivor who has been treated with EMDR will be used to bring “the voice of the survivor” into the training.
*Prerequisite: EMDR Part 1. This training is for individuals trained at a minimum in EMDR Part 1.
To Register: Go to www.womensconsortium.org or Please call the Womens Consortium Training Department at 203-909-6888, option 2.

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The Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol
(EMDR R-TEP)

Bender/Britt Seminars Co-Sponsored By The EMDR Institute

SAME WORKSHOP IS BEING HELD ON TWO SEPARATE DATES:

East Brunswick:
Sunday Oct. 26, 2014
Days Hotel & 
Conference Center
195
Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
Phone: 732-828-6900

New York City:
Sunday April 26, 2015
SLC Conference Center
15 West 39 Street NYC
Phone: 212-244-8888

Register ONLINE by clicking below!
EAST BRUNSWICK (Oct. 26, 2014)
www.benderbrittseminars.com/r-tep-east-brunswick/

NYC (April 26, 2015)
www.benderbrittseminars.com/r-tep-nyc/

This workshop presents the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (EMDR R-TEP), an integrative protocol that incorporates and extends existing EMDR protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety.

EMDR Therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in treating chronic PTSD and old traumatic memories, yet Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) protocols have not received as much attention from EMDR researchers or clinicians. It is proposed that EEI, before trauma memories have been integrated, may be used not only to treat acute distress but may also provide a window of opportunity in which a brief intervention, possibly on successive days, could prevent complications & strengthen resilience. Checking for sticking points which can obstruct the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), EMDR R-TEP may reduce the sensitization and accumulation of trauma memories. As part of a comprehensive approach to EEI, EMDR R-TEP will be taught with video case illustrations, live demonstration and practica.

* Identify the 4 key procedures and concepts of the EMDR R-TEP.
* Describe how the EMDR R-TEP integrates previous EMDR EEI protocols.
* Apply 2 features of the EMDR R-TEP which contribute to safety & containment.
* Distinguish between a traumatic event & a Traumatic Episode.
* Recognize how & when to elicit an Episode Narrative.
* Identify Point of Disturbance (PoD) targets non-sequentially.
* State the differences between EMD, EMDr, and EMDR.
* Employ Focused Processing strategies of EMD & EMDr.
* Utilize the EMDR R-TEP in clinical practice with reasonable fidelity.

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FALL EMDR PROTOCOL SERIES 2015
MARK NICKERSON, LICSW

Dear Colleagues, I've restructured the EMDR protocol workshop series so that you can choose to participate in any or all sessions:
October 24: Class 1 Flash-forward Procedure in the Context of Protocols for Treating Anxiety and Phobias - This newly evolved protocol targets intrusive anxiety about the future and is especially indicated for acute emergent anxiety and/or when there is no identifiable trauma history to explain the irrational fear (e.g. fear of needles, fear of illness, catastrophic fears). An array of other strategies and protocols for anxiety will be discussed.

Nov 21: Class 2 Treating Pain with EMDR - This session will feature the work of Australian Mark Grant and others for reducing pain and/or improving pain management skills. Strategies address the physical perception of pain and the related emotional/cognitive associations.

Dec 12: Class 3 Early Intervention with EMDR (Recent Event Protocols) - An array of EMDR protocols for addressing disturbing recent events continue to evolve. This session will help you compare and contrast the unique strengths and differences of these strategies so that you can respond flexibly to your client's needs.

OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:
Describe the purpose of the topic-related protocol(s)
Describe an appropriate client profile(s) for the use of this protocol(s)
Identify one or more important features of the protocol(s)
Describe the practicum experience as "therapist" and "client"
With script, be able to use the protocol(s) with an appropriate client
Groups will meet on Friday afternoons from 1-4 PM at 447 West Street (Amherst Office Park). This is a wonderful training facility with easy access and parking.

3 EMDRIA credits are awarded for each session.
The fee is $65 per session (fee includes EMDRIA credits and handouts).

To register (or for more information), email me at markinickerson@gmail.com and indicate which groups you wish to attend. Space is limited.

Mark Nickerson, LICSW
markinickerson@gmail.com

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This workshop presents the Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (EMDR R-TEP), an integrative protocol that incorporates and extends existing EMDR protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety.

EMDR Therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in treating chronic PTSD and old traumatic memories, yet Early EMDR Intervention (EEI) protocols have not received as much attention from EMDR researchers or clinicians. It is proposed that EEI, before trauma memories have been integrated, may be used not only to treat acute distress but may also provide a window of opportunity in which a brief intervention, possibly on successive days, could prevent complications & strengthen resilience. Checking for sticking points which can obstruct the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), EMDR R-TEP may reduce the sensitization and accumulation of trauma memories. As part of a comprehensive approach to EEI, EMDR R-TEP will be taught with video case illustrations, live demonstration and practica.

EXECUTIVE TRAINER: Maria G. Masciandaro Psy.D

Dr. Masciandaro is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Elizabeth, NJ. She was individually trained by Elan Shapiro, Ph.D. & Bruit Laub, Ph.D. the developers of R-TEP, and is the senior trainer in the USA. She is the founder of the New Jersey Trauma Recovery Network and one the NJ Regional Coordinators for EMDRIA. For many years Dr. Masciandaro has been an EMDR Institute facilitator as well as a facilitator for EMDR-HAP, for which she has worked tirelessly over 15 years. She is Vice President of the Clinical Hypnosis Society of NJ and has consultant status with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr. Masciandaro utilizes both EMDR and hypnosis in her trauma-focused practice to help clients reprocess trauma, develop inner strengths, affect regulation skills, and to deal with chronic and acute illness.
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
Participants will:

* Identify the 4 key procedures and concepts of the EMDR R-TEP.
* Describe how the EMDR R-TEP integrates previous EMDR EEI protocols.
* Apply 2 features of the EMDR R-TEP which contribute to safety & containment.
* Distinguish between a traumatic event & a Traumatic Episode.
* Recognize how & when to elicit an Episode Narrative.
* Identify Point of Disturbance (PoD) targets non-sequentially.
* State the differences between EMD, EMDr, and EMDR.
* Employ Focused Processing strategies of EMD & EMDr.
* Utilize the EMDR R-TEP in clinical practice with reasonable fidelity.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast & Registration
9:00am-12:15pm: Morning Session
12:15-1:45pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:45-5:00pm: Afternoon session
REGISTRATION
Register ONLINE by clicking below!
EAST BRUNSWICK (Oct. 26, 2014)
www.benderbrittseminars.com/r-tep-east-brunswick/

NYC (April 26, 2015)
www.benderbrittseminars
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WHAT IS EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING (EMDR)? A HANDS ON INTRODUCTION - Donald DeGraffenreid
Friday, September 5th 2014 9:00 - 4:00

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and powerful therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health concerns. It has been in existence for over 25 years, and is evi- dence-based yet not fully accepted or understood in many agency and community mental-health settings. This 1-day workshop will offer a primer on the theory, practice, and application of EMDR for agency and community men- tal-health providers. The 8 stages of the treatment process will be discussed in depth, with case examples. A demon- stration/role-play of an EMDR session will highlight the stages of the treatment process and helpful affect manage- ment tools used in EMDR therapy. Teaching modalities will include lecture, demonstrations, PowerPoint, role-plays, group discussion and EMDR videos. The implementa-
tion and application of EMDR in agency settings will be explored with an emphasis on effective start up tools for practice, written informed consent, and the use of scaling questions to enhance client feedback and treatment satis- faction. How to obtain the full six-day EMDR training and issues related to consultation and supervision will also be explored in depth.

Register: www.womensconsortium.org

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Sept. 18-21, 2014

The 25th ANNIVERSARY EMDRIA CONFERENCE 1989-2014

---Celebrating 25 years of Healing Trauma---
The Largest and Most Anticipated EMDR Event in the United States
Denver, Colorado

The EMDR International Association strives to provide a Conference dedicated to high quality presentations by trained clinicians and researchers to establish, maintain and promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education. With this in mind, participants will be able to identify best practices and emerging research in the treatment of trauma; they will be able to apply advanced clinical skills in the use of trauma treatment modalities; and they will be able to identify ethical dilemmas and appropriate resolutions in educational settings, clinical supervision, and clinical practice. **Francine Shapiro will be a featured speaker.
Speakers:
Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D.

Robbie Alder-Tapia, Ph.D.

Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LMHP

Jocelyn Barrett, MSW, LICSW

Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD

Rolf Carriere

Esly Carvalho, Ph.D.

Eric Chamberlain, M.D.

Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP

Nancy Errebo, Psy.D.

Carol Forgash, MSW, LCSW

DaLene Forester, Ph.D.

Wendy Freitag, Ph.D.

Sue Genest, MSc, CCC

Andrea Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC

John Hartung, Psy.D.

E.C. Hurley, Ph.D., LMFT

Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, Csychol

Cynthia Kong, MFT

Jim Knipe, Ph.D.

Andrew Leeds, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Legg, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Jennifer Lendl, Ph.D.

Sean Levine, MA, M.Div, Cpt. US Army

Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S

Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC

Louise Maxfield, Ph.D.

Julie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC

Regina D. Morrow, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC

Dolores Mosquera, MA

Mark Nickerson, LICSW

Katie O'Shea, MS, LMHC, LCPC

Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.

Michael Peck, MA, MSW, Ph.D.

Susan Rogers, Ph.D.

Colin Ross, M.D.

Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D.

Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW

Steven Silver, Ph.D.

Roger Solomon, Ph.D.

Dana Terrell, LCSW, EAC

Robert Tinker, Ph.D., P.C.

Eva Usadi, MA, BCD

Cesar Valdez, LMSW

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

Sandra Wilson, Ph.D.

Emily Wood

Jamie Zabukovec, Psy.D.

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YOU ARE INVITED
to join a few esteemed colleagues on this exciting journey:

ADVANCED SEMINAR: INTEGRATING EGO STATE THERAPY WITH EMDR

Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW

EMDR Institute and HAP Facilitator, EMDRIA Approved Consultant

30 Social Work, LMFT and LMHC CEs pending. 12 EMDRIA CEs (all you need for two years) approved.

WHEN: third Friday of each month Sept 19, 2014 - June 19, 2015, 10am to 1:15pm
WHERE: 1164 South East Street Amherst MA 01002

$100 per three-hour meeting or $80 for clinicians working full-time in Community Mental Health. Partial scholarships may be available.

This seminar is limited to nine clinicians who are Level II trained and who use EMDR regularly with clients. Preference will be given to those who have done individual or group consultation with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSWis on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving as a Facilitator since 2001. An EMDRIA approved consultant, he has been a Facilitator and Consultant for the EMDR HAP since 2005. Farnsworth has provided individual and group consultation services since 2003 and works with children 10-12, adolescents and adults in private practice. He has been closely involved with the development of the Western Mass EMDRIA Regional Meeting/Network.
JOIN US FOR THE SEVENTH YEAR! OVER 45 OF YOUR COLLEAGUES HAVE PARTICIPATED.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:
EMDR can fail to make significant progress in the presence of ego states who are hostile to the process, frightened of it, or whose needs are not being met in therapy. Ego states exist along a continuum from normal, healthy adaptation to Dissociative Identity Disorder. PTSD and Complex PTSD fall along this continuum. Client and therapist alike are often not aware of the presence of these ego states.

THROUGH THIS SEMINAR, YOU WILL:

LEARN two different techniques – the Conference Room and the Healing Circle – for integrating Ego State Therapy into your work with clients.

PRACTICE in triads, and have the opportunity to work with me in the group setting.

INTEGRATE these therapies into immediate work with healthier clients to develop the skills needed to use with your more dissociative clients.

MAP the ego state system to work directly with specific ego states to stabilize your clients, to prepare them for EMDR and to resolve their childhood traumas using EMDR within the Conference Room.

LEARN to meet child and adolescent parts’ unmet needs in the Healing Circle.
Didactic presentations and assigned readingswill broaden your understanding; many Ego State session transcripts will facilitate your use of this approach with clients. Case consultation will enrich your confidence and prepare you to incorporate Ego State Therapy during EMDR sessions.Monthly meetings will facilitate this powerful learning process.
WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ADVANCED SEMINAR:
This was the best seminar that I’ve attended since graduating from the Smith MSW program 24 years ago.
Cheryl Case, LICSW,Greenfield MA

I love the moments now when I understand the logic of the dissociative experience that is presented and I can be creative and adroit in guiding and supporting it.
Aimee Golbert, LCSW,Hartford CT

In the four years since I completed Farns’ Seminar, Ego State Therapy continues to transform my work with clients in such profound ways. I had to travel three hours each way to attend, but it was well worth the investment of time and money.
Sharon Coleman, LICSW, LADC I, II, Burlington, VT

I am thoroughly enjoying the Ego State class. It is beyond excellent. Your profoundly intelligent teaching style, the quality readings and the breadth of clinical experience you bring are all so magnificent. (I have been recommending it to all my Connecticut colleagues!) I am also thrilled to be with such wise and open-minded peers.
Cheryl Kenn, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, New Haven CT

I am in awe of the talent and cohesion of this group experience and have learned as much about myself as I have about doing the work in session with my clients.
Jody Hardesty, LICSW,New Bedford MA

This is the best hands-on, seat-of-the-pants learning experience I’ve ever had.
Andrea Reber, LICSW,Northampton MA

You are a wonderful and gifted teacher!
Diane Murphy, LICSW,Westerly RI

The Advanced Seminar is the best course I have ever taken.
Wendy Ball, LMHC,Albany NY

Go to www.Abbott-Lobenstine.com to learn more

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August 1-2, 2014, 10am - 6pm
Boston University School of Social Work

In this workshop you will come away with tools you can use immediately:
Develop the skills to accurately diagnose Complex PTSD and DID from a developmental perspective.
This will include the theory of Judith Herman, Bessel van der Kolk, Ego-state Therapy, and Structural Somatiform Dissociation.
Review the normal stages and developmental tasks that are compromised with early trauma.
Experience various ways to utilize imagery & breathing techniques to reduce stress and build resources. Identify various ways Tapas Acupressure Technique® (TAT)® is useful to reduce stress and develop stability.
Identify how these resources are helpful in preparing a client to use EMDR.
Use a developmental chart to systematically organize treatment strategies.
Develop ways to integrate these modalities into your work and life.
Have the opportunity to present cases, ask questions.
No prior training in EMDR, Tapas Acupressure Technique or Parts work require

Presenter: Patricia Thatcher, LICSW
Investment: $299

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March 15 & 16, 2014
Presented by: Robert Miller, Ph.D.
Feeling-State Theory and the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
A Breakthrough in the Use of EMDR for Addictions
Marymount University - Ballston Campus, Arlington, VA

Substance and behavioral addictions such as gambling compulsions, sex addictions, and smoking have been notoriously resistant to treatment. The Feeling-State Theory (FST) of Addiction presents a new understanding of the etiology of addiction. FST hypothesizes that addictions are caused by a fixation of a positive feeling event. Afterwards, whenever the person wants to feel that feel-good feeling, the link with that particular behavior is triggered. With this new understanding of addictive behavior, the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) uses a modified form of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to break the fixation, resulting in a complete resolution of behavioral addictions and the elimination of the urges and cravings of substance addictions, usually within 4 to 5 sessions. The resolution for behavioral addictions is so complete that, for example, a gambler can actually return to gambling without activating the compulsion. An article describing FST and the FSAP has been published in Traumatology, September 2010; vol. 16, 3: pp. 2-10. A research study of this approach was published in the November 2012 issue of JEMDR. Dr. Miller is currently working at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as a psychologist working with active duty Marines and Navy personnel who are suffering from combat PTSD. He continues doing research on eliminating behavioral and substance addictions.

Register: ce-classes.com

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:15am to 5pm
(snow date: March 22)
North American Family Institute of Rhode Island
Problem Behaviors: Featuring the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
Sponsored by the Psychological Centers/NAFI Professional Training Program. Local coordinator: Suzanne Borstein, Ph.D.
This program has been approved for 6 EMDRIA CE credits,
To register: http://www.markinickerson.com

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Implementing EMDR Protocols Effectively: Targeting the Feeling-State for Behavioral and Substance Addictions
Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW

There has been great interest in Robert Miller’s fascinating Feeling-State Addiction Theory (FSAT) since its introduction a couple of years ago. This training will briefly review other EMDR approaches to behavioral and substance addictions, then clarify the specific value that comes with targeting the feeling-state. The steps of Miller’s FSAP protocol will be outlined.
(snow date February 20)
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Amherst MA 01002
3 EMDRIA Credits
To register: http://www.markinickerson.com

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Friday, January 10, 2014
9:00 to 4:00
Hamden, Ct

Sponsored by the Connecticut Womens Consortium

Using The EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide Survivors
and Victims of Other Violent Crimes

Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW
EMDR HAP Level I and Level II Trainer

Trauma Treatment Associates
Expertise in Trauma Treatment with EMDR
Office: 203/675-3179
Offering: Treatment, Consultation & Training
Website: http://therapynext.com/Profile/DonaldFdeGraffenried
NPR Interview www.yourpublicmedia.org/content/wnpr/therapy-veterans-and-others-ptsd
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
EMDR HAP and Institute Approved Facilitator
EMDR HAP Level I and Level II Trainer

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December 14-15, 2013
8:30am to 5pm
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center - Northampton MA

Moment-to-Moment Decision Making: The Art and Science of EMDR Therapy
Deany Laliotis, LICSW

Through lecture, small and large group discussion, videotape of client sessions and live demonstration, you will learn:
• How to identify maladaptive patterns of response both in and out of reprocessing that are informed by the client's formative attachment experiences
• What patterns may correlate with certain attachment styles
• How to use these patterns to identify the relevant memory networks for memory reprocessing
• How to apply interweave strategies to successfully navigate the moment-to-moment demands when a client is being triggered into their pattern of response
• How to help bring awareness to these state-specific patterns for the client
• How to apply the three-pronged protocol to help the client successfully integrate new, adaptive patterns of response in their lives

Contact Mark Nickerson, LICSW:
413-256-0550 or markinickerson@gmail.com

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December 7 - 8 2013
Huntington, NY

Applications of Mindful Resonance to EMDR
Weekend Workshop
with Irene Siegel, Ph.D.

12 EMDRIA Credits

"...looking deep within the mind, in the very most interior part of the self, when the mind becomes very, very quiet, and one listens very carefully, in that infinite Silence, the soul begins to whisper, and its feather-soft voice takes one far beyond what the mind could ever imagine, beyond anything rationality could possibly tolerate, beyond anything logic can endure."
- Ken Wilber

This workshop teaches an innovative approach of using double focus of attention from egoic to expanded awareness through intuitive mindful skills and resonance, enhancing the AIP model within which EMDR is based. Current research and literature will explain the convergence of psychology, science, and spirituality. The relationship to an accelerated process of higher brain integration and awareness will be linked to skills of silent intuitive processes within an interconnected field of energy and informational flow between therapist and client within each phase of EMDR.

About the Presenter:
Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW conducts her integrative psychotherapy practice and teaches meditation and healing in Huntington N.Y. She received her masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1977, advanced clinical training through the Long Island Institute for Mental Health in 1983, and her doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2011. She studied ancient healing arts throughout North and South America. Dr. Siegel presented at the EMDRIA conferences in 2000, 2001, 2012, and 2013. She is author of Eyes of the Jaguar and creator of the Labyrinth Series Guided Meditations. Additional info about Dr. Siegel can be found at www.CenterPointCounseling.bz.

Location: Center Point, 202 East Main St., Suite 102, Huntington N.Y. 11743. If you have special needs please call for further information (631) 547-5433 or contact Dr. Irene Siegel at irene@irenesiegel.net. If you are traveling from out of town a list of local accommodations will be provided upon registration.

Registration: $350. Space is limited. No registration at the door. To register online through Paypal, please go to: http://www.centerpointcounseling.bz/registration.htm.

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Sept. 29th 2013
HAP Has a new name! EMDR HAP has unveiled it's new brand at the EMDRIA Annual Conference in Austin Texas this week. Congratulations!
The name is: Trauma Recovery
EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs

Please check out the website to see the changes.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - Monday, October 21, 2013

Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR & Ego State Therapy | Presented by Carol Forgash, LCSW

303 Grandview Ave
Monsey NY10952

Approved for 14 EMDRIA Credits

This workshop will present the cutting edge integration of EMDR and Ego State Therapy in the treatment of highly traumatized clients. A major focus will be the exploration and negotiation of the extensive preparation phase that is often required to build a strong therapeutic relationship and develop stabilization prior to the actual trauma processing and desensitization phase.

For more details or to register contact: Gelly Asovski at gellysw@gmail.com or 845-538-7563

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Treating Early Attachment Wounding: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness Presented by Lana Epstein, LICSW
Approved for 7 EMDRIA Credits

Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut

One University Place
Stamford CT 06901

This workshop will demonstrate somatic interweaves that can be easily integrated into the 8 Phase AIP model to process attachment related wounds or failures. It will help participants to begin to 'read' the body for the limiting beliefs it holds. It will also introduce participants to a range of body-based interventions to use as interweaves if the processing begins to loop. This workshop offers EMDR clinicians an opportunity to integrate techniques into their practice to enhance the effectiveness of EMDR processing when working with the wounds of early attachment failures and disruptions.

For details or to register contact: Karen Alter-Reid at karen.alterreid@gmail.com or 203-329-2701

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Presented by Lana Epstein, LICSW
Treating Early Attachment Wounding: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington MA 02421

Approved for 7 EMDRIA Credits

This workshop will demonstrate somatic interweaves that can be easily integrated into the 8 phase AIP model to process attachment related wounds or failures. It will help participants to begin to 'read' the body for the limiting beliefs it holds. It will also introduce participants to a range of body-based interventions to use as interweaves if the processing begins to loop. This workshop offers EMDR clinicians an opportunity to integrate techniques into their practice to enhance the effectiveness of EMDR processing when working with the wounds of early attachment failures and disruptions.

For more details or to register contact: Lana Epstein at Lanaepstein@gmail.com

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October 2-4, 2013

Clifford Beers Clinic 5th Annual HEALING THE GENERATIONS
Child & Family Trauma Conference
TO REGISTER: http://www.childtraumacon.com/

Integrated Care & Trauma: Healing The Mind & Body
For questions with regards to CEUs after you have attended the conference please contact our Training Department at (203) 909-6888 x30 or x33 or training@womensconsortium.org

This conference has been specifically designed to promote the creation of a trauma-informed system of health care. Visit their website ChildTraumaCon to register.
Come join a community of providers, parents, foster and adoptive parents, members of the medical community, child welfare workers, case workers, and mental health experts who are working with thousands of children and their families to create healthy and resilient communities.

Hear from experts in the field of traumatic stress who will present on a wide range of topics, including:
•Integrated Models of Care: Family Centered Approach
•Role of Community in Healing
•Self Revelatory Performances, Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue
•Cutting Edge Evidence-Based Practices & Implementation Strategies

Who Should Attend?

Mental Health Clinicians, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Administrators, Educators, Pediatricians, Child Welfare Specialists, Case Managers, Advocates, Families or anyone who is concerned and would like to learn more about this important topic.
Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa, 625 North Road (Route 117), Groton, CT 06430
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October 05, 2013 - Sunday, October 06, 2013

Treatment of Attachment Trauma and the Dissociative Sequelae through the Life Span: EMDR and Case Conceptualization
Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Drive
Northampton MA

Dr. Adler-Tapia is a gifted presenter who has the ability to teach complex clinical cases and new skills in a "user-friendly" way. Her breadth and depth of knowledge across professional disciplines contribute to the richness of her workshops. Truly a not-to-be-missed presenter!"
Susan Brown, LICSW, BCD
San Diego Workshop attendee

14 CEs for psychologists, social workers, LMHCs and LMFTS approved.
14 EMDRIA CEs for persons who have completed EMDR Basic Training have been approved.

Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6, 2013 8am - 5pm
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center - Northampton MA 01060

Approved for 14 EMDRIA Credits

When earliest relationships are traumatic, attachment injuries can significantly change the trajectory of one's life. Bonding and attachment are neurobiologically driven survival mechanisms; but when irreconcilable conflict exists within the innate mechanisms of survival and attachment, individuals can experience extreme distress leading to mental health disorders and physical disease. Although these conditions may begin in infancy, if untreated they can endure for a lifetime. It is so essential that attachment disruptions be addressed in both children and adults experiencing complex trauma reactions, including Axis II conditions and dissociation. EMDR provides a comprehensive, integrative, and effective approach to the treatment of attachment and the dissociative sequelae.

Register: http://www.abbott-lobenstine.com

For more details contact: Farnsworth Lobenstine at 413-256-3637

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) | Presented by M. Masciandaro & B. Prince
Northampton, MA
Friends Hall
43 Center Street
Northampton MA

Approved for 6 EMDRIA Credits

The Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) is part of a comprehensive approach to Early EMDR Intervention (EEI). This workshop incorporates and extends existing protocols within a new conceptual framework, together with additional measures for containment and safety. Checking for sub-clinical sticking points which can obstruct Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) and don't necessarily show up on the DSM radar, R-TEP may reduce sensitization and accumulation of trauma memories.

Register online at: www.emdrhap.org under "Training Schedule"

For more information contact: HAP at 203-288-4450

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August 8, 2013

SANDRA PAULSEN, PH.D.
www.bainbridgepsychology.com

WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS:
EMDR FOR EARLY TRAUMA AND NEGLECT IN IMPLICIT MEMORY

A TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Friday, October 25 and
Saturday October 26, 2013
Greater Washington DC Area
CEU'S:
14 CEU's from EMDRIA, NASW (pending),
and NBCC
Partial or full basic training in EMDR required

We are delighted to announce that Sandra Paulsen has agreed to come to the Greater Washington area for a training in reprocessing early trauma and neglect which is held in implicit/nonverbal memory. Most of us are familiar with these clients and have noticed how this early trauma can block full recovery from troublesome symptoms, and we are often puzzled with how to proceed.

Sandra is a prominent trainer among EMDR therapists working on how to access and heal this early trauma. She is teaching all over the world, and we are very lucky to have her.

She is especially skilled with ego state therapy, somatic therapy and EMDR. In particular, she is gifted in working with dissociation in both mild and more severe forms. She has published practical books on the treatment of dissociation, and on the integration of neuroscientific findings with clinical methods.

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August 1, 2013

Looking Through the Eyes: EMDR & Ego State Therapy Across the Dissociative Continuum
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When
Saturday October 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT
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Where
Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Perimeter Center
1501 Lake Hearn Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319

About Dr. Paulsen

Dr. Sandra Paulsen has spoken, written and consulted on the power, benefits and risks of the combination of EMDR and ego state therapy since 1992. She is author of the 2009 book,
Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients, co-author of The Embodied Self: The Neurobiology and Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation," by Lanius, Paulsen, and Corrigan (in press) and several book chapters. She is a fellow of the ISST&D, was invited Master Series Lecturer for the EMDRIA conference in Montreal in 2004 and is an EMDRIA Certified Consultant. She was a contributor to the 2010 Revision of the ISST&D Treatment Guidelines as well as to the EMDR Task Force on Dissociation the basic EMDR text.

Visit Sandra's website for information on her other workshops and brief intensive work conducted i her retreat-like center in the woods. at www.bainbridgepsychology.com.

"Dr. Sandra Paulsen was the first clinician to identify the need to pre-test for dissociative disorders in candidates for EMDR therapy. Her continued investigations in this area are a contribution to all practicing clinicians."
--Francine Shapiro, PhD Originator of EMDR

"Dr. Sandra Paulsen has made significant contributions to the development of a comprehensive EMDR treatment of dissociative clients. She writes and presents in a manner both accessible and scholarly. I highly recommend her workshops." Ego State Therapy
--Carol Forgash, CSW, Author "Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR and Ego State Therapy
The middle of an EMDR session is no time to discover that (a) contrary to the counsel of skeptics, dissociative disorders really do exist; (b) this particular client has an undiagnosed dissociative disorder; and (c) it is difficult to establish rapport with disoriented alter personalities that you have just "met" in the middle of a full-blown abreaction because you used unmodified standard EMDR procedures with a dissociative client.

Dr. Paulsen is a pioneer in the development of safe and effective techniques for using EMDR with dissociative clients. She will teach assessment of whether the standard protocol is indicated or must be modified for safety. She will illustrate the use of these methods and adaptations with a spectrum of clients that range from Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorder NOS (DDNOS) to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

Dr. Paulsen will emphasize the vital importance of initiating the therapy with a carefully planned stage of stabilization. She will review basic somatic methods that increase the client's ability to maintain an observing stance and tolerate body sensation. She will describe how to increase the client's affect tolerance, establish a two-step containment habit at the end of each session, orient alter personalities to the present life, time, location. Dr. Paulsen will teach the use of specific ego-state and imagery strategies, to ensure that the client's self-system is engaged and informed about trauma work and EMDR. She'll describe direct work with perpetrator introjects or other "monstrous" disowned or shame-laden parts as essential for reducing internal conflict and minimizing resistance to the therapy.

Dr. Paulsen will draw upon the hypnosis tradition in teaching stabilization methods and strategies for pacing and fractionating EMDR processing, utilizing the dissociative table (conference room) technique and ego state and somatic interweaves for trouble-shooting EMDR processing that is 'stuck.' Finally, Dr. Paulsen will describe EMDR applications for the later stages of therapy: assessing what work is left to do, skills building, integration, and fusion.

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July 29, 2013

Applications of Mindful Resonance to EMDR
Weekend Workshop
with Irene Siegel, Ph.D.

12 EMDRIA Credits
August 17 - 18
Huntington, NY

"...looking deep within the mind, in the very most interior part of the self, when the mind becomes very, very quiet, and one listens very carefully, in that infinite Silence, the soul begins to whisper, and its feather-soft voice takes one far beyond what the mind could ever imagine, beyond anything rationality could possibly tolerate, beyond anything logic can endure."
- Ken Wilber

This workshop teaches an innovative approach of using double focus of attention from egoic to expanded awareness through intuitive mindful skills and resonance, enhancing the AIP model within which EMDR is based. Current research and literature will explain the convergence of psychology, science, and spirituality. The relationship to an accelerated process of higher brain integration and awareness will be linked to skills of silent intuitive processes within an interconnected field of energy and informational flow between therapist and client within each phase of EMDR.

You will learn to identify intuitive feedback mechanisms and apply it within a nonlinear, moment to moment integrative therapy through discussion, case presentation, and experiential exercise. This workshop is highly experiential with the opportunity to apply new skills with the EMDR protocol allowing your clients to have the opportunity to process trauma from an expanded state within a shared interconnected field of information and energy flow.

You will:
• Learn the relationship between science, psychology, and spiritual philosophy as it applies to resonance and mindful awareness.
• Develop skills of meditation and mindful awareness.
• Learn to create an EMDR psychotherapy practice accessing the fluid perception of both egoic mind and expanded awareness, contributing to a nonlinear integrative therapy.
• Experience and identify skills of alternative ways of knowing such as inner vision, hearing, knowing, kinesthetic bodily sensations.
• Experience and identify skills of internal intuitive tracking to determine client/therapist resonance as an assessment and healing tool.
• Apply the skills of mindful awareness, resonance, and internal feedback mechanisms into the EMDR protocol.

About the Presenter:
Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW conducts her integrative psychotherapy practice and teaches meditation and healing in Huntington N.Y. She received her masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1977, advanced clinical training through the Long Island Institute for Mental Health in 1983, and her doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2011. She studied ancient healing arts throughout North and South America. Dr. Siegel presented at the EMDRIA conferences in 2000, 2001, and 2012. She is author of Eyes of the Jaguar and creator of the Labyrinth Series Guided Meditations. Additional info about Dr. Siegel can be found at www.CenterPointCounseling.bz.

Location: Center Point, 202 East Main St., Suite 102, Huntington N.Y. 11743. If you have special needs please call for further information (631) 547-5433 or contact Dr. Irene Siegel at irene@irenesiegel.net. If you are traveling from out of town a list of local accommodations will be provided upon registration.

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July 25, 2013

2013 EMDRIA Conference
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
"EMDR: Where Science & Research Meet Practice"

The largest and most anticipated EMDR event in the United States!
Our Mission

The EMDR International Association strives to provide a Conference dedicated to high quality presentations by trained clinicians and researchers to establish, maintain and promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education. With this in mind, participants will be able to identify best practices and emerging research in the treatment of trauma; they will be able to apply advanced clinical skills in the use of trauma treatment modalities; and they will be able to identify ethical dilemmas and appropriate resolutions in educational settings, clinical supervision and clinical practice.
2013 EMDRIA Conference | Austin, Texas | September 26-29, 2013

July 24, 2013

Treating Early Attachment Wounding: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness
Presenter: Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW
One-day workshop: October 11, 2013 (9am - 5pm)
National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
(Approved for 7 EMDRIA Credits and 6.5 CEs)
Research in the field of Attachment substantiates the enduring quality of attachment patterns. Early attachment failures or wounding frequently result in relational difficulties in adulthood. Research in the field of affective neuroscience makes clear that primary attachment relationships in early childhood have a profound impact on the developing brain. Contemporary psychotherapies suggest further that the body, too, is affected by the early attachment experiences it holds. The body reflects and sustains the implicit messages of these attachment failures, which are often evident in our clients' negative beliefs about themselves. The inability to process these early attachment experiences with words, alone, creates challenges to the effective treatment of relational trauma. While EMDR is often the treatment choice for many psychotherapists working with the sequelae of traumatic events, it is less widely used in the treatment of early attachment trauma.
WHERE:
National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA 02421

WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2013

TIME: 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Registration 8:00—8:45 a.m.

COST: before 9/01/13: $175
9/02-10/11/13: $200
includes course materials,
lunch and refreshments

CONTACT: Lanaepstein@gmail.com

Lana Epstein, LICSW
1844B Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420

FREE PARKING ON SITE (top of hill beyond museum’s entrance)

Highlighting relevant attachment literature, this workshop will demonstrate somatic interweaves drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that can be easily integrated into the 8-Phase AIP model to process attachment related wounds or failures. It will help participants begin to read the body for the limiting beliefs it holds. It will also introduce them to a range of body-based interventions to use as interweaves if the processing begins to loop. This workshop offers EMDR practitioners and Consultants an opportunity to integrate techniques into their practice to enhance the effectiveness of EMDR processing when working with the wounds of early attachment failures or disruptions.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW
Specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. She is a senior trainer for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and EMDR Approved Consultant with EMDRIA, and an ASCH Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis. She is a past supervisor for the Trauma Center and was on the Board of the New England Society for the Treatment for Trauma and Dissociation for 6 years. Integrating a number of therapeutic models, Lana presents internationally and maintains a private practice in Lexington, MA, focusing on adult survivors of childhood trauma.
This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Lana Epstein at lanaepstein@gmail.com if special accommodations are required.

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April 2013

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Friday, May 10, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D. will present in New Haven

http://www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference/133_148196_BPD_Conference_B...

9th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference
Borderline Personality Disorder and Managing Related Cognitive Challenges: Dissociation, Psychosis, and Intellectual Impairments
Featuring Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Mary S. Harkness Auditorium Sterling Hall of Medicine 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06519
By Website: www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference
visit www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference
This conference will address difficulties managing cognitive challenges that can complicate the
lives and treatment of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder such as dissociation,
psychosis and intellectual impairments. The conference will address basic clinical research,
neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and consumer and family perspectives.

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June 28, 2013 9-4:30
Workshop: EMDR in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency and Impulse Disorders
Presented by Hope Payson LCSW LADC

Through the use of demonstration, case presentation, lecture and video clips, this workshop will explore the use of EMDR in the treatment of chemical dependency and other impulse disorders—specifically with clients who are not yet abstinent or new to recovery. Learn about common negative/position cognitions, resourcing needs and how to address and desensitize cravings without triggering increased substance use. This workshop will be taught in a small group setting and includes time for case consultation.

Hope Payson is a licensed clinical social worker, alcohol and drug counselor and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 20 years of experience working in community mental health in the following capacities: director of a supportive housing program for survivors of domestic violence, coordinator of an assertive community treatment team and originator of a homeless outreach program that included on-site assessment, treatment placement and long term follow up for clients with histories of addiction and trauma. She was also the Clinical Director for EMDR HAP and remains an active HAP volunteer. She currently coordinates a private practice and provides EMDR consultations to clinicians working in private and community settings.
Training Location: BARKHAMSTED, CT
Cost per participant: $150.00
($125.00 For Clinicians working full-time in a non-profit setting
To register contact: Hope Payson
hopepayson@sbcglobal.net (860)830-6439
All registrants must have completed EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training. 6 EMDRIA credits offered. 6 CEU’s available for this event through CE-Classes.com

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:45am-5:00pm
http://www.wmassemdria.com/for-clinicians/5-4-2013-spring-conference/#re...

Western Massachusetts EMDRIA Regional Network
9th Annual Spring Conference State of the Art EMDR 2013: Enhancing Clinical Practice
Student Union Ballroom
UMass Amherst MA 01002
“Smoke and Mirrors”: Procedures for Managing Dissociative Impediments During EMDR Processing Phases
Denise Gelinas, PhD
Fraser's Dissociative Table: When and How to Use it to Identify and Heal Emotional Parts of the Personality
Kathleen Martin, LSW
Tactical Integration in the Conference Room: A Safer, More Efficient Path to Healing Structural Dissociation of the Personality with EMDR
George Abbott, Ph.D.
EMDR and the Treatment of Adolescents: A Study In 3 Acts
Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW
Utilizing Mind/Body Resources with EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Patricia Thatcher, LICSW
EMDR With Children ages 3-12, a Developmental and Attachment Perspective
Cheryl Case, LICSW
Implementing the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol for Behavioral and Substance Addictions
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
The Feeling-State Addiction Protocol,
developed by Robert Miller, Ph.D.,
TO REGISTER ONLINE:
http://www.wmassemdria.com/for-clinicians/5-4-2013-spring-conference/#re...
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NH/S (New Haven/Shoreline) Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) Update-- Submitted by Cheryl Cummin.
On Saturday March 23rd, members from the leadership committee: Cheryl Kenn, Cheryl Cummin, Don deGraffenried, David Eliscu and Lloyd Cloud met to discuss strategies to network with the larger community, especially agencies, and to brainstorm ways to recruit, mobilize and train our TRN membership. More details to follow at our second general TRN meeting that will take place on April 13th, at 12noon, directly following the EMDRIA New Haven Network meeting. All our welcome. Please email Cheryl Cummin (cheryl.cummin@gmail.com) or Cheryl Kenn (cheryl@platinumken.com) with any questions.

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R e g i s t e r N o w!
Helping communities post disaster - Dr. Karen Alter-Reid

For NASW/CT's 28th Annual Statewide Conference
April 19, 2013
Coco Key, Waterbury, CT
"Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work" Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, from Simmons College
is scheduled to be our Keynote Speaker
MORNING WORKSHOP: Building Resilience Through EMDR Therapy:
Helping communities post disaster - Dr. Karen Alter-Reid
2 CECs/ .2 CEUs
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach
that has been used effectively in treating first responders and mental health clinicians in
communities post natural and man-made disasters. The Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network
(FCTRN), in affiliation with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, was able to respond
to the Newtown shooting with effective use of EMDR treatment. Special EMDR protocols are
used in the immediate aftermath of disaster which incorporate understanding of how the central
nervous system responds to trauma and how the brain processes information in the immediate
weeks after traumatic events. This presentation will discuss the theory of specific EMDR disaster
interventions and case examples will be utilized during the workshop to illustrate how treatment
helps digest aspects of the traumatic experience and in the process builds resiliency. Lessons
learned in working with a trauma-informed approach to help heal a community in the aftermath of
violence will be shared. Karen Alter-Reid, PhD is a clinical psychologist with twenty five years of clinical
practice specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress. She integrates EMDR, relational psychotherapy,
sensorimotor psychotherapy, hypnosis and heartmath into her work with clients. She worked on several
Humanitarian Assistance Program projects in New Orleans following Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita. Dr. Alter-Reid is Co-Coordinator of the Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network in CT and,
along with HAP, has been actively involved in the aftermath of the Newtown/Sandy Hook tragedy
where she treated first responders and organized trainings and care for the local EMDR clinicians.

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Basic Training in EMDR
for Clinicians
Friday May 10, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays
- May 10 & 11
- June 7 & 8
- June 14 & 15
- July 19 & 20
Courtyard by Marriott
275 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06901
EMDRIA-Approved
Basic Training in EMDR
This course is approved by the EMDR International Association. Graduates are eligible to become EMDRIA members and pursue EMDRIA Certification.
Special Needs This training is held infacilitiesthat are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. if you are disabled or have special needs, please contact Dr. Karen Alter-Reid if special accommodations are required.
Karen Alter-Reid, PhD, is now offering Basic Training in EMDR and in the integration of this highly effective approach into clinical practice. The curriculum is based on Dr. Andrew Leeds' Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute's Basic EMDR Training. It includes resources, protocols and training materials* to help you incorporate the EMDR Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, method and treatment into your practice.
The program, spread out over 2-1/2 months, offers complete basic training in EMDR. This includes all ten required hours of consultation folded into four two-day (Friday and Saturday) training modules for an all inclusive-fee. This comprehensive training format includes the consultation hours in developmental increments over the course of the training. Participants receive a 270-page training manual with comprehensive training notes, essential clinical forms, detailed procedural scripts, references, and resources. Participants also have access to all essential clinical forms and detailed procedural scripts as downloadable PDF files.
Dr. Alter-Reid has been working with patients suffering from acute and post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders over the past 25 years and in some of the most challenging disaster areas of recent times. Her training is intended to leave you well prepared to help your patients recover more quickly and thoroughly from the adverse life experiences that bring them to your offices.
Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D.
karen.alterreid@gmail.com
203-329-2701
*Some content used with permission: © 2010 Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute
© 2013 Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D.

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Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children | Presented by D. Wesselmann
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013
New York, NY
Spence-Chapin Adoption Services
410 East 92nd Street, 3rd Floor
New YorkNY10128
United States
Approved for 9.5 EMDRIA Credits
Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: EMDR & Family Therapy is part two of a conference that teaches an EMDR-family therapy integrative team approach for treating children suffering from attachment trauma. Fully-trained EMDR clinicians only will be allowed to attend part two. EMDR practitioners will learn how to utilize EMDR Attachment Resource Development and other important EMDR adaptations for successful EMDR trauma resolution with this challenging population. Presenters: Debra Wesselmann, Daniel Bruckner, Stefanie Armstrong & Cathy Schweitzer
contact: Deb Wesselmann at 402-981-6130 or training@atcnebraska.com

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Bender/Britt Seminars
co-sponsored with the
EMDR Institute Inc.
presents:
EMDR and Treatment for
Problematic Anger, Hostility
and Related Behaviors
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
Iselin, NJ
Direct train access from NYC, PA & New England
July 20, 21, 2013
14 CE Credits
EMDR Institute maintains responsibility for
this program and its contents.
Completion of EMDRIA Approved Basic Training required
(Weekend/Part 1 & 2 or EMDRIA equivalent )
To download the brochure:
email: benderbritt@optonline.net
fax 973-509-9772
call 973-746-5959

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Dec. 2012

Here is a recent article about the EMDR HAP: Humanitarian Assistance Program's Trauma Response Network's efforts in Newtown:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/12/news/doc50f23f0f0e55a45197...

To assist in the reponse to the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook, please contact EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.

Go to: http://www.emdrhap.org

(Forwarded letter from Carol Martin, Executive Director of HAP)
On behalf of the HAP board of directors and HAP staff, I would like to thank you for the most generous expressions of concern and support that we have received from so many friends of HAP following the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We are amazed and humbled by the generosity and caring shown by those in the HAP community. This tragic event has affected not just those in Newtown and Connecticut, but countless people in our nation and around the world. It hardly seems possible that this shooting - now part of the fabric of who we are and what is going on in our country - happened less than a week ago.
I have never been more more proud to work with the HAP staff and volunteers. In less than a week's time, here is what these amazing people have done and plan to do:

• A statewide steering committee - comprised of me, Karen Alter-Reid, Don deGraffenried, Hope Payson, Nancy Simons - has been created to assist with developing and determining a coordinated response to this tragedy.

• We have are developing materials to distribute to volunteers and clinicians for their work with victims and others affected by the tragedy. Click here to read a handout on Trauma in Children with links to more resources.

• Valerie Gillies (with Dawn Roy, Linda Rost, Karen Alter-Reid, Cheryl Kenn and Susan Marcus) presented a workshop in Trumbull, Connecticut on December 19, to parents and other concerned adults about strategies to use with children coping with news of the shooting.

• HAP has planned several upcoming workshops. Carolyn Settle will present a workshop on disaster protocol for children, on January 8 in Stamford, Connecticut. Karen Alter-Reid will offer an EMDR refresher workshop on January 11 in Stamford, Connecticut. Maria Masciandaro will present Recent Traumatic Events Protocol (R-TEP) in Hicksville, New York on January 26 and again on February 22 in New Jersey: another R-TEP workshop will soon be rescheduled in New York City. Don deGraffenried will lead a workshop on working with children who are witnesses of homicide, in early February. Please visit our website to see the details of these events.

• The staff and I are informing local, state and federal officials about the work our volunteers do.

• We have secured a donation for Earth, Air, Water and Fire wristbands that can be used in a grounding exercise; these will come with an explanatory card and will be distributed in Newtown and surrounding communities.

• Many new volunteers have created volunteer accounts in our database. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, and possibly register as a volunteer to receive information about volunteer opportunities, please click here.

• The HAP Fairfield County Traumatic Recovery Network (TRN) - led by Karen Alter-Reid and Michael Crouch - met with several EMDR clinicians from the Newtown area and beyond to conduct a needs assessment, and also offered them emotional and informational support, as well as taught them the Earth, Air, Water and Fire grounding technique.

HAP's mission is to build capacity of underserved communities to meet their needs for effective trauma therapy throughout the world. We are not a disaster response organization, but rather, a disaster recovery organization. Though we are responding to the Sandy Hook event this week, HAP is in it for the long haul, and we will be there when other responders have left Newtown. We will provide community mental health education and training to help those who are in need.

Many of you have called, asking what you can do to assist us in our efforts. If you are an EMDR clinician living or working in or near Fairfield County, please consider joining the Fairfield County TRN. Please contact Michael Crouch at crouch.wm@gmail.com for more detailed information on the Fairfield County TRN.

Click here for a general brochure on TRNs, or contact Nancy Simons at nsimons@emdrhap.org for general information on TRNs.

Karen will also be coordinating an EMDRIA Regional Network meeting in mid-January for Southwestern CT and Westchester Counties.

If you live in the tri-state area, consider attending one of our workshops. Watch the HAP website for details.

You may also support our efforts by donating to HAP, with the option of directing your donation to Sandy Hook.

Feel free to forward this email to let others know what we are doing; just click the link below:

http://ui.constantcontact.com/sa/fwtf.jsp?m=1102629592364&a=111192480658...

Karen Alter-Reid (our Fairfield County TRN co-coordinator) recently said something in an email that echoes my concern: In the interim, please remember to take very good care of yourselves. We are all first responders in out roles as therapists and will be at the front lines with our own patients and their responses to this tragedy in the days and weeks ahead. And of course, remember the option of seeking some EMDR for yourselves to help build resilience and reprocess aspects of your reactions to this trauma.

All the best,

Carol R. Martin
Executive Director

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IN MEMORIAM:

Katherine E. Davis, MSW, 1943-2012

Katherine E. Davis of Hamden died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford from a brain tumor. Funeral services were held at Temple Emmanuel in Orange, CT, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. A later memorial gathering took place. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in her honor to the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, 2911 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.

Katherine Davis was a psychotherapist in private practice in New Haven for more than two decades. A specialist in child mental health, she also treated adults of all ages and couples. She became an early practitioner of EMDR, an evidence-based therapy for PTSD and related conditions, and later an educator and consultant to other clinicians in EMDR therapy. Her time was increasingly devoted to volunteer work as an EMDR trainer for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program in order to expand use of this therapy in non-profit and public clinics. In recognition of her efforts, she received the Social Worker of the Year award from the CT Association of Social Workers in 2010 and the national EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program award for outstanding
voluntary service in 2011.

Before entering private practice, she had been clinical director of the former Hamden Mental Health Service for many years. Educated at
Georgia State University and Tulane University, she came to New Haven from Columbus, OH, in 1969 as a pediatric social worker at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was one of a small group of child specialists who drafted Connecticut’s first child abuse law. At Hamden Mental Health Service, beside general oversight of clinical services, she developed police training programs and community mental health outreach projects, including adult courses at Hamden High School. At one time she appeared weekly at midday on WNHC-TV to discuss children’s mental health issues.

Katherine Davis was one of the orignal founders of what is now the New Haven EMDRIA Regional Network. She paved the way for what has grown into a strong, multi-faceted and ever-growing group of EMDR clinicians. Our own New Haven EMDRIA Regional Network is the oldest and longest-running in the United States. The EMDR community is deeply indebted to Kathy Davis and remembers her in honor of her work and her life.