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2 day Treating Addiction via DeTUR Model

Megan Boardman, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C
Full Day
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The DeTUR method is a specific evidence based EMDR protocol for targeting triggers and urges associated with addictive behaviors. The DeTUR method uses an urge reduction model with the goal of desensitizing triggers/urges and getting to the root core trauma that has led to the dysfunctional behaviors that are associated with addictive tendencies.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.



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Megan Boardman, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C, is a Certified EMDR clinician and trainer, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II through Evergreen Certifications. Megan is also an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who formerly owned and operated one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in Southeast Idaho, which was voted best in practice for 2019.

Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians across the US get the most of EMDR, trauma and addiction-based skills and practices. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India, the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam and at the Psicologia Institute of Italy. Megan has extensively been trained on the use of EMDR as a protocol and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, attachment and substance abuse. She is an expert witness at the State and Federal level for her expertise in areas surrounding trauma.

Megan is the author of EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD: Skills to Manage Triggers, Move Beyond Traumatic Memories, and Take Back Your Life set to be released by New Harbinger Publications in 2023. She earned her master’s in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2011 and is an active member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers. She currently owns and operates her own Counseling, Consulting and Training Business and is passionate about genuinely changing the landscape of trauma treatment through an authentic, hands-on perspective that she has uniquely made her own.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Megan Boardman has an employment relationship with Recoverhe Counseling & Consulting. She receives royalties as a published author. Megan Boardman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Megan Boardman is a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, the EMDR International Association of EMDR Trauma Specialists, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists


  1. Analyze the basics of the DeTUR protocol/model.
  2. Assess how to uncover core rooted traumas linked to addictive tendencies.
  3. Learn Determine resourcing skills and brief interventions to assist clients when triggered with urges.
  4. Analyze how to utilize and establish the Positive Feeling State (PFS).
  5. Design effective ways to identify the positive goal and anchoring techniques to enhance goals.
  6. Determine techniques for handling relapse and stabilization.
  7. Demonstrate how to move from addiction-based interventions to the EMDR trauma-based interventions.
  8. Analysis how the adaptive information processing model targets addictive behaviors.
  9. Apply and install important resourcing skills to increase positive outcomes with addicted clients.
  10. Evaluate how the Level of Urge targets triggers for addictive behaviors.
  11. Differentiate how the addiction memory differs from trauma memory networks.
  12. Formulate an understanding of the sequence of events that contribute to addictive disorders.


Day 1
Recognizing and learning the basics and fundamentals of the DeTUR model

  • Treatment barriers within addiction and the EMDR model
  • Basics of the DeTUR model
  • Reaching beyond barriers when resistant to trauma work initially
Assessing how to uncover deeply rooted core traumas related to the addictive behaviors
  • Creating connection between the addiction and trauma
  • Identifying the protective mechanisms of the addictive behaviors
  • Decreasing shame associated with the addiction
Learn resourcing skills and brief interventions
  • Sober Self Resourcing Skill
  • Restoration team
  • Educating client on the survival mechanisms associated with the addicted behaviors
Analyzing how to utilize the Positive Feeling State
  • Learning what the positive feeling state is with dysfunctional behaviors/tendencies
  • Identifying the positive feelings state and decreasing the PFS
  • Increasing the client’s awareness of the PFS

Day 2
Planning effective ways to identify the positive goal and anchoring techniques

  • Establishing positive goal setting with addiction
  • Enhancing and anchoring positive goals and decreasing maladaptive behaviors.
  • Creating sober values
Learning techniques for handling relapse and ways to increase stabilization
  • Risks and considerations when working with an active addict
  • Techniques to minimize relapsing behaviors and increase stabilization
  • Incorporating a harm reduction method within the DeTUR model
Demonstrate how to move from addiction-based interventions to EMDR trauma-based interventions
  • When to address the trauma vs. the addiction
  • How to handle relapse after trauma processing
  • Ways to safely navigate between the DeTUR model and the basic EMDR framework


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