Full Course Description

EMDR for Recent Traumatic Events: Customized Treatment to Target Symptoms and Achieve Rapid Results

Clients want trauma treatments that heal them quickly.

And some clients want to target just one part of their trauma narrative – but not everything all at once.

Your challenge is to meet clients where they are and get them the results they want.

When you’re using highly-effective, evidenced-based treatment protocols like EMDR you need to know how to adapt the framework so you can address what your client is asking for.

Join Rebecca Kase, LCSW, to explore early EMDR interventions for recent trauma and modifications to EMDR that allow you to target specific symptoms – Whether it’s an event that happen last week or decades ago.

You’ll learn:

  • 7 distress management techniques for specific EMDR treatment phases
  • How to create treatment plans that target specific experiences, symptoms and event memories
  • 3 different models for modifying EMDR so you can tailor therapy to each unique client
  • Follow the lead of your client’s nervous system by intervening with “choice points”
  • How memory functions after trauma and how you can impact your client’s processing

Plus, you’re getting handouts, video demonstrations, and experiential exercises you can use for your clients AND yourself.

Get your clients back to fully functioning in life – spending time with family, friends, meeting deadlines at work, school and finding meaning.

Register now!

Program Information


  1. Investigate research on EMDR with early trauma intervention, recommendations and contraindications.
  2. Assess readiness for EMDR phases when working with clients who’ve experienced recent traumatic events.
  3. Develop the clinical acumen to choose between resourcing and stabilization techniques, constricted processing and full protocols for processing recent events.
  4. Practice at least three ways to resource clients with Complex PTSD.
  5. Practice at least two techniques for distress management.
  6. Practice at least two techniques for increasing dual awareness.
  7. Formulate an EMDR treatment plan for recent traumatic events and differentiate from standard EMDR protocol.


Module I: Research, Overview & Background 

  • The need for early EMDR interventions
  • “What’s stuck cases yuck”
  • Research base & core concepts 
  • Changes to EMDR
  • “Follow the lead” of the nervous system
  • Clinical need for early intervention & rapid therapy
  • Must-know contraindications
  • Components of memory & how they function
  • Adaptive vs. maladaptive memories
  • The AIP model
Module II: Client Readiness 
  • The first protocol 
  • How to assess readiness
  • Phases of EMDR therapy
  • Brief history taking
  • Get clients on-board without being a salesperson
  • Assess nervous system tolerance for treatment
  • Polyvagal integration in phases 1 & 2 
  • Cue into physical & psychological arousal
  • Therapy within the window of tolerance
  • Hyperarousal and Hypoarousal, made simple
  • A note on dissociation
  • Dorsal dissociation versus structural dissociation
  • Red flags of complex structural dissociation 
  • Dual awareness 
  • Assessing medical considerations
  • State Change vs Trait Change 
  • Red flags in reprocessing 
  • Case Vignettes
Module III: Preparation
  • The role of Psychoeducation
  • Bilateral Stimulation – appropriate types and speeds
  • Follow the lead of the nervous system
  • Bilateral Stimulation – key resources for installing
  • Distress management techniques: Containment techniques, Resourcing techniques, Boxed breathing
  • Installing present safety
  • “Abnormal is normal”
Module IV: Treatment Planning
  • Comprehensive treatment vs symptom reduction
  • What is Fractionated treatment planning and when to use it
  • Diving in EMDR reprocessing phases 3-6
  • Constricted vs telescopic processing
  • EMD & EMDr – How do they work?
  • Philip Manfield’s Flash Technique
  • Who benefits from constricted processing?
  • Step-by-step EMD technique – how to use it
  • EMDr case example
  • Constricted processing for recent events
  • Choice points vs protocols
Module V: EMDR Protocols for Recent Events
  • Why treat current symptoms?    
  • Research support of modified protocols 
  • Addressing memories before consolidation
  • 3 types of Protocols for Recent events & step-by-step application of each: 
    • Recent Events Protocol (REP)
    • R-TEP (Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol)
    • PRECI (Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents)
  • What’s similar and what’s different between the 3?
Module VI: Clinical Vignettes 
  • Tips for desensitization of recent events
  • Additional early intervention protocols
  • Clinical choice points & how to present them
  • 32-year-old, white, she/they, recent school shooting, flashbacks, panic & life stressors
  • 17-year-old she/hers, 3rd generation pacific islander, car accident, guilt and self-blame
  • Creative resourcing techniques
  • Handouts & Experiential exercises

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 10/27/2022

EMDR Integration with Somatic Therapy and Parts Work: Interventions for Trauma, PTSD, Attachment Injuries and Dissociation

EMDR, parts work, and somatic therapy are three of the most popular approaches right now…

But, the problem is that there is little training on how to integrate these incredibly effective modalities. Here’s the good news for you

With 30 years’ experience teaching clinicians like you, a premier expert in EMDR, somatic and parts work therapy, Sandra Paulsen, PhD, will guide you through the steps to enhance EMDR by integrating these powerful approaches.

From Sandra’s step-by-step teaching style, you’ll gain the skills to modify and customize EMDR at any stage of treatment, for any type of client trauma. You’ll be able to target your client’s trauma whether it’s stored in the body, memories or present. Walk away with skills and techniques to:

  • Create step-by-step treatment plans, so you know exactly what to do in each phase of EMDR treatment
  • Do somatic work with clients that frees their body from trapped pain
  • Integrate parts work to resolve childhood trauma and other internal conflicts
  • Harness the power of neuroaffective approaches to calm your client’s nervous system

Get the training to harness the power of three revolutionary approaches to psychotherapy – enhance your practice and offer a path forward for your client’s healing!

Register now!

Program Information


  1. Practice questions at intake point to case formulation and treatment planning. 
  2. Evaluate six somatic methods to enhance trauma processing and embodiment.
  3. Conceptualize three critical cornerstones of ego state therapy. 
  4. Practice four modifications to the standard EMDR protocol when using the Early Trauma modifications for trauma in the attachment period.
  5. Evaluate four neuroaffective strategies that facilitate trauma processing efficacy. 
  6. Practice dialogues to connect with client’s traumatized parts sensitively.


How & Why to Modify EMDR?

  • Basics of the initial interview
  • Tune into client’s unspoken story
  • The guiding decision process for integration
  • When to use standard vs modified EMDR
EMDR for Early Trauma & Neglect
  • Apply main EMDR Strategies 
  • Determine level of “aggressor loyalty”
  • Spot missed milestones
  • Birth, attachment & narcissistic parenting trauma
  • Repair client’s imagination
  • Specific strategies:
    • Containment
    • Resource State
    • Reset affective circuits
Somatic Empathy & The Body
  • Is the client embodied?
  • Test somatic sensation tolerance
  • Identify implicit memories
  • Listen to your clients non-verbal “bio-story” 
  • New evidence-based strategies
    • Tracking, spontaneous oscillation, somatic micromovements
Parts Work Therapy for High Dissociation
  • Speak directly to clients’ parts
  • Dissolve client’s loyalty to aggressor
  • Visually access client’s “dissociative table/conference room”
  • Disempower internalized “head honchos” 
  • Be an “ACT-AS-IF” Architect
    • Containment strategies, Trauma Accessing, Desensitization & more
Brining it All Together: NEST™ Principles, A Framework for Integration
  • Assessment and screening
  • Neuroaffective strategies
  • Embodiment through Somatic Therapy
  • Self-System through Ego State Therapy
  • Integrated Therapy for trauma resolution
  • Create a NEST™ treatment plan
  • Know when and how to incorporate each principle
  • Case Studies:
    • Greta – PTSD, anxiety, hears voices, disordered eating
    • Frank – Failed relationships, numb, intellectualizes, substance abuse 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 10/03/2022

EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing

For years I got stuck with my complex trauma clients.

The traditional standalone approaches everyone recommended seemed to fail me as my clients’ unresolved conflicts kept sabotaging our efforts toward healing. Session after session I was met with defensiveness and resistance. It was exhausting…and soon doubt and frustration started to creep in.

But one day the solution became clear -- complex trauma requires complex treatment -- not a standalone therapy.

Now in this one-day seminar I’ll show you how you can more successfully access deeply rooted pain points and move clients past the internal conflicts that hang them up in treatment by integrating elements of EMDR with skills from a parts work approach!

Watch this unique, advanced level trauma treatment course, so you can:

  • More safely gather your client’s trauma history
  • Manage dissociation and fragmentation in clients using skills from parts work therapy
  • Create a safe healing environment using modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Confidently use relational skills and somatic therapy for improved complex trauma treatment

Making the change to an integrated EMDR and parts work approach turned my treatment completely around. Since that day I’ve found tremendous success with my clients, authored several books on complex trauma and trained thousands of clinicians.

Don’t miss this chance to take your complex trauma treatment to the next level!

Purchase today!

-Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Program Information


  1. Analyze the neurobiology of complex PTSD and dissociation through the lens of polyvagal theory.
  2. Apply interpersonal neurobiology through co-regulation strategies that strengthen our client’s social engagement system.
  3. Assess for emotional and physiological dysregulation as “parts” of self.
  4. Integrate practical parts work therapy interventions to improve treatment outcomes for “resistant” clients.
  5. Utilize techniques to help clients to work with shame and develop self compassion for their most wounded parts.
  6. Conduct modified EMDR therapy protocols that will allow you to create a safe healing environment for clients with a history of complex traumatization.


Understanding Complex Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

  • Nuances of stress, trauma, and complex PTSD
  • The impact of dissociation
  • Interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychology, and social engagement
  • The polyvagal theory
  • Skill: Spacious, Relational Awareness
  • Skill: Explore Co-Regulation
How to Assess for a Complex Diagnosis: History Taking and Case Conceptualization
  • Identify chronic, repeated, developmental and sociocultural trauma
  • Overcoming betrayal trauma to resolve insecure attachment
  • Assess for dissociation (“fragmentation”)
  • How parts, ego states and defenses create walls to change
  • Compassionate strategies for “Resistant” clients
  • Move from shame to empowerment
  • Skill: Understand emotional dysregulation as a “part”
  • Skill: Connect to the adult self
  • Skill: Differentiating from a part
Moving Clients Forward: Modified EMDR and Parts Work for Complex PTSD
  • The 8-phases of EMDR therapy
  • Neural networks and “encapsulated” ego states
  • Bilateral stimulation and dual attention in EMDR therapy
  • Modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Preparation for trauma reprocessing
  • Cultivate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion
  • Skill: Choice and containment
  • Skill: Build allies for a part of self
  • Skill: Facilitate repair scenarios
  • Skill: Reprocess a traumatic memory
  • Skill: Positive state installation
The 6 Pillars of Resilience: For Post-Traumatic Growth and Healing
  • Trauma recovery and the bell curve
  • Resilience as a process and an outcome
  • Move from learned helplessness to learned optimism
  • Skill: Create your resilience recipe

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians

Copyright : 06/20/2022

EMDR Toolbox for Traumatic Grief and Mourning

Sudden or traumatic losses can leave clients stuck in the mourning process, unable to let go of the pain. Avoidant, hyperaroused and inundated with intrusive images and flashbacks, these clients cannot progress though the natural process of grief and form a new kind of loving relationship with the deceased. EMDR is one of today’s most in-demand therapies and has proven itself to be particularly effective in working with grief and mourning. In this recording you’ll watch EMDR expert Megan Salar, LCSW, EMDR-C, as she shows you how EMDR can help you free your clients from the cycle of complex symptoms they worry they’ll never escape.

Program Information


  1. Investigate how EMDR can help clinicians address avoidance and stuck points with clients who’ve experienced a traumatic loss.
  2. Assess the impact of intrusive images stemming from traumatic losses on the grieving process.
  3. Use the EMDR calm place exercise to help manage hyperarousal and establish felt safety in grieving clients.


  • How EMDR can help address avoidance reactions and stuck points
  • Using the EMDR calm place exercise – managing hyperarousal in grieving clients
  • EMDR techniques for intrusive images stemming from sudden or traumatic losses
  • Research, risks and limitations

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals

Copyright : 04/29/2022

EMDR for Body Image Concerns and Disordered Eating

EMDR can be a core intervention in the treatment and maintenance of recovery from trauma, including its impacts on body image and disordered eating. This session will offer suggestions for all 8 phases of EMDR treatment and review ways to work collaboratively with medical providers. Somatic awareness, self-nurturance, and wellness principles are an important part of treatment and will be discussed alongside cultural implications. You will learn to use sensitive terminology and the “do’s and don’ts” for these clients.

Program Information


  1. Analyze the relationships between childhood trauma, attachment, dissociation, and disordered eating.
  2. Employ at least 5 evidence-based, culturally-sensitive EMDR interventions.
  3. Develop effective communication strategies with clients’ spouses/partners, families, medical providers, and other treatment team members.


  • Understanding the evidence base for EMDR with body image concerns and disordered eating
  • Nuances of language - do’s and don’ts in treatment
  • EMDR Phases 1-8 and Future Template, with modifications for eating disorders and body image concerns
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors  
  • Social Workers  
  • Psychologists  
  • Psychiatrists  
  • Marriage & Family Therapists  
  • Addiction Counselors  
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
  • Other mental health professionals

Copyright : 01/10/2022