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Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC

Guest Speaker

Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC, has more than 30 years of experience as a clinician in a variety of settings. She currently assists private and non-profit organizations in creating trauma-informed systems of care for individuals who struggle with addiction. Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have histories of developmental trauma, incarceration or legal involvement, and financial hardship. Payson presents internationally on topics ranging from EMDR therapy, complex trauma, addiction, and ways to promote both individual and systemic recovery. She co-produces the film “Uprooting Addiction” Healing From the Ground Up.”


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

Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW, Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC, Christie Sprowls, Psy.D., Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW, Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, REAT in Advanced at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, April 17th.

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…

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

Presented by Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC in Intermediate, Introductory at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 18th.

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…