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Digital Seminar

Module 3: EMDR Mastery Course

Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA
2 Hours 35 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 22, 2019
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Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. Dr. Sweeton has been practicing EMDR for nearly a decade and has treated a variety of populations using EMDR and other memory reconsolidation approaches, including combat veterans, individuals with PTSD and complex trauma, and those suffering from treatment-resistant anxiety. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degrees in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.

Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She is a past president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is the president of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained thousands of mental health professionals in her workshops.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  1. Determine the role of the autonomic nervous system in trauma and anxiety symptomology.
  2. Articulate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  3. Characterize the potential neurobiological mechanisms of change in the empirically validated​ EMDR approach.
  4. Specify how EMDR techniques can build dual awareness in clients to treat the avoidance that makes trauma and anxiety treatment challenging.
  5. Employ the 8 Phases of the EMDR protocol.
  6. Determine which clients you should use EMDR with.
  7. Appraise the relevance of Polyvagal Theory and early trauma in EMDR work.
  8. Communicate the central principle of the Adaptive Information Processing Theory and establish how it informs the EMDR approach.
  9. Analyze resourcing strategies from EMDR that clinicians can use to help facilitate the processing of trauma.
  10. Specify the steps clinicians must take to emphasize safety during EMDR sessions.
  11. Determine how EMDR can be modified to treat anxiety disorders.
  12. Differentiate between EMDR strategies recommended for trauma and EMDR strategies recommended for anxiety.
  13. Characterize how EMDR techniques can be used to reinforce and activate positive neural networks.
  14. Defend how EMDR can be modified to work with complex/developmental trauma to directly treat traumatic memories.
  15. Evaluate strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in​ EMDR therapy.
  16. Formulate the order of operations for attachment-based EMDR treatment to resolve relational trauma.
  17. Articulate how EMDR can be modified to work with Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
  18. Differentiate between EMDR and Brainspotting by communicating the strengths and limitations of each.



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 5


Laurie P

"PESI is the only company/ business/agency for CEU credits. You guys are awesome. EMDR was really a cool training. I cannot wait to use it with my clients."

Laure M

"Extremely interesting class, both on the subject of EMDR and on the neuroscience that explains how it works"

Joan W

"Excellent training"

Helen F

"Probably best class I have ever taken!"

Jennyfer R

"Loved it, especially the neuroscience explanations that were clear and concise."

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