- Evaluate the biological nature of trauma, i.e., how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms to better treat your clients.
- Examine Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as it relates to clinical treatment of traumatized clients.
- Differentiate between sympathetic (activated) freeze response and the parasympathetic (deactivated) dorsal vagal immobilization response in your client’s experiences.
- Demonstrate how tone of voice and proximity communicate safety to your client during therapy sessions.
- Distinguish between the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental and articulate treatment considerations for each.
- Assess for the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks.
- Employ three effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation.
- Appraise the landmark study: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and articulate the ten adverse childhood experiences studied as they related to clinical diagnosis and assessment.
- Determine the relationship between developmental trauma and the inability to regulate both affect and physiological arousal.
- Support the relationship between developmental trauma and “health-risk behaviors” as it relates to clinical treatment.
- Appraise clinical presentation of the following attachment styles: secure vs insecure; insecure; organized vs insecure disorganized.
- Design two clinical interventions based on the clients’ attachment style.
- Diagnose the following disorders based on diagnostic criteria and symptomology: Simple Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Trauma Disorder, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Differentiate between PTSD and CPTSD to improve clinical assessment of your client’s trauma history.
- Evaluate Janet’s tri-phasic model of trauma treatment and its impact of current treatment methodology.
- Appraise and design strategies for the client to acquire the requisite skills for processing trauma via EMDR, including safety within the therapeutic alliance and skills for self-regulation.
- Construct a treatment plan that incorporates various trauma tools, including mindfulness, guided imagery and meridian-based techniques to decrease client’s arousal levels and modulate affect.
- Employ client-driven imagery for safety, nurture, protection and containment. Utilize imagery in both stage one and stage two of treatment.
- Practice (under supervision) the skill for resourcing a client with imaginal resources prior to processing traumatic material.
- Defend Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model as it relates to clinical treatment.
- Demonstrate three techniques of altering bilateral stimulation as a mechanism of action for EMDR.
- Analyze the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol (Shapiro) as it relates to clinical treatment.
- Evaluate Parnell’s four essential elements of utilizing EMDR in session.
- Justify the clinical applications of Parnell’s modified EMDR protocol for working with complex and developmental trauma.
- Demonstrate the specific EMDR skills utilized in a clinical setting for processing traumatic memories.
- Investigate two contraindications for utilizing EMDR interventions for trauma treatment.
- Formulate two EMDR protocols for working with Addiction.
- Support Millers’ Feeling-State Therapy Addiction Protocol
- Appraise Popky’s urge reduction protocol, Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR)
- Practice (under supervision) a modified EMDR protocol to prepare for work with your clients in-session.
where you’ll spend 7 days filled with skills-building and personal transformation!
Leave revitalized with the confidence to fully implement EMDR with your clients as an effective treatment to heal trauma.
PLUS, earn up to 33 CE Hours!
As clinicians, we constantly treat trauma.
Are you up to speed, though, on the considerable updates in the field of traumatic stress, and advancements designed to improve treatment outcomes?
One significant advancement is the trauma processing modality, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Evidence suggests that EMDR is one of the most effective modalities for treating trauma and PTSD.
So, if you’ve yet to learn this skill, now is the time.
Join trauma specialist, author and national trainer, Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP, for this intensive 7-day EMDR training that will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to use EMDR safely and effectively.
This is a training you don’t want to miss! Join a cohort group of professionals in this ideal setting to learn and practice new skills. Stay connected with your group for peer support and consultation once you return home.
Sign up today to become a better therapist for your clients suffering from trauma’s multitude of symptoms.
Through lecture, live and videotaped EMDR demonstrations, and supervised experiential practice sessions... This in-person training will provide you with not only the theory and principles, but the specific steps to effectively introduce and incorporate EMDR into your practice.
The tri-phasic stage model remains today’s state-of-the-art treatment approach for all but single incident trauma. During this training, you will learn the goals of each stage, along with the therapeutic tools to reach those goals.
- Learn how to use the evidence-based treatment modality, EMDR. Learn first-hand why it is such an effective treatment for both single incident PTSD and complex trauma.
- Participate in hands-on practice of EMDR in a safe and supervised environment.
- Learn this dynamic, comprehensive skill that will equip you to improve outcomes with traumatized clients right away.
- Join with colleagues in the healing environment of the desert to learn and practice skills. After the training, return home with a ready-made cohort for online group consultation.
This training opportunity is a MUST if you work with traumatized clients – an opportunity in a serene setting to safely do personal work.
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Monday, February 21 - Friday, February 25, 2022
Saturday, February 26, 2022
*CE is awarded during these specified times
The target audience includes:
- Social Workers
- Addiction Counselors
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Mental Health Professionals
- Biological nature of trauma
- Triune Brain, The Autonomic Nervous System and the Stress Response
- The Polyvagal Theory
- Traumatic Stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental
- Specific trauma symptoms
- Primary treatment issues in trauma therapy
- Dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”
- Affect dysregulation
- The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)
- Attachment Essentials
- Baby/momma trauma
- Insecure Attachment Styles Assessment and Primary Treatment Issues of:
- Disorganized type
- Attachment Essentials
- Acute Trauma Disorder
- PTSD and subtypes
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Proposed Trauma Diagnoses
- Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
- Complex PTSD
- The Stage Model of Treatment
- Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
- Assessment, Rapport, Psychoeducation
- Developing the “Skills to Stay Stable”
- Trauma Tools for Affect Regulation
- Recognizing and regulating affect
- Dissociative episodes and “flashbacks”
- Grounding clients in their bodies and back in the present in the here and now
- Mindfulness/bodyfulness (including somatic exercises)
- EFT (meridian tapping)
- Reduction of physiological arousal
- Recognizing and up & down regulating arousal levels
- Containment and self-soothing
- Multisensory Guided Imagery
- Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
- Live EMDR demonstrations followed by experiential sessions
Under Supervision, Learn and Safely Practice the Skills of EMDR for Both Stage One and Two
- Phase One Work: Imaginal Resourcing
- Containment Imagery
- Comfortable Place Imagery
- Protection Imagery
- Nurture Imagery
Phase Two Work: Reprocessing Traumatic Memories
Working with Special Populations: Children, Addictions, and More
Limitations of Research and Potential Risk
- Contraindications and precautions for reprocessing trauma
- Differences in theory and in the associated neurophysiological model
This training is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does not qualify towards EMDRIA credits or training.
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- Healthful (and tasty!) pesco-vegetarian cuisine
- Stylish accommodations
- Yoga mat for your use during your stay
- Group morning hatha yoga practice available
- Healing garden and lake
- Covered patios and meditation areas
- Lounge (with WiFi access)
- Incredible landscapes!