Trainer and Consultant Day Sessions

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.3 CETraining / Consultation in EMDRAdvanced

Session P1: Trainer Session: Enhancing the EMDR Basic Training Experience

Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW, Mark Nickerson, LICSW, Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC, Christie Sprowls, Psy.D., Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, REAT

EMDR trainers provide guidance, support, and mentorship to those therapists who are beginning their journey as EMDR providers. They facilitate skill development, case conceptualization, and help trainees gain confidence in using EMDR and the AIP model in their clinical practice. Through theoretical instruction and practical exercises, EMDR trainers equip therapists with tools to help clients…

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.3 CETraining / Consultation in EMDRAdvanced

Session P2: Consultant Session: Enhancing Competency in EMDR Therapy Using the Trident Model

Derek Farrell, MBE

Clinical Supervision/ Consultation of EMDR therapy practice is essential to ensure that an EMDR clinician’s practice is safe, informed, effective, efficient, evidenced, and relevant. Achieving proficiency and competency in EMDR requires an intense commitment to life-long learning. This session will explore the core components of clinical supervision and consultation paradigms about enhancing clinical practice in…

Summit Sessions

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.1.5 CETechniques / StrategiesIntermediateIntroductory

General Session 101: Liberatory Trauma Responsive Intersectional Self Care for Humans/Therapists

Laura Brown, Ph.D., ABPP

This keynote address will develop a model of a liberatory, intersectional, trauma-informed practice of care for the therapist’s self. Explore the corporatization of this construct and ways in which therapists can take it back from those who have turned it into a cliche and transform self-care into an integral component of our work as trauma…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CEChildhood Trauma

Session T1: Integrating EMDR Therapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Derek Farrell, MBE

This workshop explores the integration of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Employing a dual-focus approach, the intervention combines AIP informed, trauma processing with compassion-focused techniques and interventions. EMDR’s adaptive information processing model is used to reprocess distressing memories, facilitating their integration into a…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CEAddictionsIntermediateIntroductory

Session T2: Complex Issues, Systemic Recovery: EMDR Therapy and Addiction

Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC

Addiction is a complex issue with both individual and systemic roots. When considering the use of EMDR therapy with individuals who struggle with compulsive behaviors or substance abuse the question most frequently asked is “Can I use EMDR therapy with this client?” The answer is not simple as it is grounded in a personalized case…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CEChildren / AdolescentsAdvancedIntermediate

Session T3: Getting Creative with EMDR & Dissociation for Children and Teens

Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S

How do we help children and teens make sense of the internal fragmentation of dissociation? This session will focus on using playful, creative, and somatic strategies to support a titrated approach to EMDR preparation and processing phases for these young people. Interventions that borrow play therapy modalities such as fantasy, puppets, sand tray, and expressive…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CEInclusion/Diversity/Equity/Access (IDEA)Introductory

Session T4: EMDR and Issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Access

Lisa Hayes, LISW-S

This training will provide a deeper understanding of what it means to center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility (DEIJA) in your EMDR therapy practice. Throughout the training, participants will not only be provided with practical suggestions related to implementing DEIJA principles but will also be invited to develop a plan of action with measurable…

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.ExperientialMindfulness

Session E1: Clinical Dharma: Mindfulness for EMDR Clinicians

Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D., MFT

**No CE Credits** Mindfulness is one of the posited mechanisms of action of EMDR therapy. Mindfulness had a great impact on Dr. Shapiro before, during and after her "walk in the park." Mindfulness has an impact on EMDR therapy success from both directions: as a tool for the clinician for their own self-care and presence,…

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Networking

Session E2: Networking Experience

**No CE Credits** This session aims to provide a space to create connections and cultivate community. Participants will engage in conversation to expand their professional circle and foster collaboration. Please note that CE credits are not offered for this session.

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Creative ArtsExperiential

Session E3: Integrating EMDR and Creative Arts Exercises Into Your Practice

Jocelyn Fitzgerald, LMFT, ATR

**No CE Credits** Join us as we explore the seamless integration of EMDR and Creative Arts Exercises, unlocking new dimensions of healing and self-discovery. Delve into innovative techniques that blend the power of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing with the creative arts. This immersive experience promises to enrich your therapeutic toolkit, offering practical insights and…

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Creative ArtsExperiential

Session E4: Dancing Mindfulness: Journey of Gentle Awareness into Expressive Healing

Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, REAT

**No CE Credits** Dancing Mindfulness, a journey of gentle awareness without judgment, serves as whether a doorway to personal growth and balanced living. Its paths are diverse, just like its applications. Dancing Mindfulness embraces movement as a way to explore mindful awareness. By moving through seven core mindfulness aspects - breath, sound, body, story, mind,…

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.3 CETechniques / StrategiesAdvancedIntermediate

Session F1: The Theradelic Approach: Trauma-Informed Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy & EMDR

Sunny Strasburg, LMFT

Recent studies demonstrate that psychedelic-assisted therapy can enhance trained 'psychotherapists' ability to heal and integrate trauma. Currently, ketamine is the only legal psychedelic medication in the United States. Find out about specific protocols integrating Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with ketamine-assisted therapy. Administering ketamine at mid-range sub-anesthetic doses to complement the eight phases of…

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.3 CEAnxiety/Panic/PhobiasIntermediateIntroductory

Session F2: EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Christie Sprowls, Psy.D.

Standard Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocols for the treatment of anxiety will be presented within the context of the Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP). The primary focus will be on the treatment of anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder and phobias, based on clinical research and practice. Lean how to integrate anxiety disorder…

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.3 CESomaticAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session F3: The Value of a Somatic and Process-Oriented Approach to EMDR

Craig Penner, LMFT

Two questions have driven my orientation to therapy: “How does our nature work, and how can we best work with that nature?” This has led me to find ways of working that align with the organic movement and integration of people’s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual natures. This alignment gives therapists confidence to be in…

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.3 CEChildren / Adolescents

Session F4: The Self-Protective and Defense System of Children Affected by Developmental Trauma

Ana Gómez, MC, LPC

Children affected by developmental trauma experienced acts of commission and especially acts of omission during critical periods of development. To coexist with overwhelming affect, these children had to develop rigid forms of self-protection that can make the therapeutic process stagnant. Defensive and protective strategies are complex as multiple systems, such as the attachment system, the…

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.3 CEEating DisordersIntermediate

Session F5: Nurturing the Dance of Healing: Eating Disorders and EMDR

Marnie Davis, LMHC, CEDS-C

This presentation will expand the EMDR therapist’s understanding of the development of an eating disorder and enhance case conceptualization and treatment planning. It hopes to encourage the attendees’ comfort and freedom in engaging in the dance of healing, especially while assisting a highly defended and suffering system. It summarizes the role of trauma, attachment, and…

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.3 CEInclusion/Diversity/Equity/Access (IDEA)Intermediate

Session F6: EMDR, Expressive Arts, Disability-Involved Intersectionality

Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S

Art-based creations and poetic practices have been healing agents across cultures and for generations. Both art and poetry offer space within a therapeutic context where time can momentarily pause as different inner voices receive the attention they need to feel empowered. In this workshop, participants will enhance their work as clinicians by hearing about how…

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.3 CETragediesIntermediateIntroductory

Session F7: Recalibrating the Brain After a Tragedy

Celia Grand, LCSW, BCD

Recent mass shootings, acts of terrorism, and war often have a profound and lasting impact on those involved, leaving behind traumatic symptoms that persist for years. This workshop delves into the importance of early intervention, aiming to mitigate the consolidation of traumatic memories and minimize the long-lasting effects. Focusing on a review of the Recent…

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.3 CEEthicsIntermediate

Session F8: Tapping into Ethics

Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW, Jesse Hartley, MS, MSW

EMDR is a valuable psychotherapeutic technique designed to help individuals heal from trauma. Ethics in professional and personal development are critical components to working with clients and must be examined through a lens of both individual and systemic trauma. Further, EMDR professionals must bring increased attention to matters of cultural competency, anti-racism, and assumptions rooted…

Saturday, April 20, 2024

8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.1.5 CEComplex TraumaIntermediate

General Session 301: EMDR’S Impact in Healing Complex Trauma: From Stabilization to Reprocessing

Dolores Mosquera, Psy

The challenges of ’today’s world are many, and understanding and addressing trauma is essential for building resilient individuals and communities. Complex presentations of trauma can cause challenges for EMDR therapists. Phase-oriented treatment serves as an excellent guide to structure the work with clients suffering from complex trauma-related disorders. Many trauma therapists struggle when it comes…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CESelf-Harm/SuicidalityIntermediateIntroductory

Session S1: Using EMDR in Suicide Postvention

Marlene Kenney, LICSW

One suicide death exposes many people to a potentially traumatizing experience and increases their risk of dying by suicide and other mental health outcomes. Innovations in EMDR early intervention are research-validated for the reduction of a range of trauma symptoms. This presentation describes the use of early EMDR intervention for suicide loss survivors in groups…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CEComplex TraumaIntermediate

Session S2: Practical EMDR Techniques, Tools, and Strategies for Working with Complex Trauma Cases

Dolores Mosquera, Psy

Many EMDR therapists struggle when it comes to applying the Standard Protocol with some Complex Trauma cases. Some of the difficulties are related to deciding how to proceed with trauma work when cases do not seem stable enough. EMDR therapy is a flexible approach that allows for creativity in the therapeutic work. The work with…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CESomaticIntermediate

Session S3: Embodiment Practices and EMDR Therapy

Rebecca Kase, LCSW

Discover the power of embodiment practices in this immersive workshop designed to enhance your therapeutic techniques and personal growth. Embodiment practices encompass a range of techniques that focus on the mind-body connection through self-awareness, mindfulness, and body-based approaches. Learn how to create synchronicity between the mind and body for healing, emotional wellness, and peace of…

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.3 CECase ConceptualizationAdvancedIntermediateIntroductory

Session S4: EMDR Case Conceptualization Including Culturally-Based Trauma and Adversity

Mark Nickerson, LICSW

There is an increasing awareness of the critical need to understand culture and societal context within trauma intervention. Therapists are challenged to develop new skills that enhance and refine EMDR case conceptualization and treatment approaches. This presentation offers an array of conceptual and practical considerations so therapists can lean into this work with greater confidence.…