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Join us at the beautiful Sedona Mago Retreat Center near Sedona, Arizona
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.

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, February 20th - Saturday, February 26th

Single Occupancy: $2,999

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Participate in hands-on practice of EMDR in a safe and supervised environment.
  3. Learn this dynamic, comprehensive skill that will equip you to improve outcomes with traumatized clients right away.
  4. 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.

Retreat Schedule

Sunday, February 20, 2022

4:00-6:00 pm
6:00-7:00 pm
7:00-8:00 pm
Introduction and overview content*

Monday, February 21 - Friday, February 25, 2022

6:30-7:15 am
Morning yoga & meditation (optional)
7:00-8:00 am
8:00-12:00 pm
12:00-1:00 pm
1:00-5:00 pm
Restoration and relaxation
5:00-6:00 pm
6:00-8:15 pm
8:15-8:30 pm
Closing Meditation/Guided Imagery (optional)

Saturday, February 26, 2022

7:00-8:00 am
8:00-9:30 am
Group Q&A, resources*
9:30-12:00 pm
Check out and depart retreat center

*CE is awarded during these specified times

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is intended for masters- and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma. You will learn and practice alternating bilateral stimulation into two distinct types of psychotherapy sessions; development and installation of internal resources; and reprocessing of traumatic material.

The target audience includes:
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Professionals
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, February 20th - Saturday, February 26th

Single Occupancy: $2,999

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Retreat Content
  1. 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.
  2. Examine Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as it relates to clinical treatment of traumatized clients.
  3. Differentiate between sympathetic (activated) freeze response and the parasympathetic (deactivated) dorsal vagal immobilization response in your client’s experiences.
  4. Demonstrate how tone of voice and proximity communicate safety to your client during therapy sessions.
  5. Distinguish between the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental and articulate treatment considerations for each.
  6. Assess for the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks.
  7. Employ three effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation.
  8. Appraise the landmark study: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and articulate the ten adverse childhood experiences studied as they related to clinical diagnosis and assessment.
  9. Determine the relationship between developmental trauma and the inability to regulate both affect and physiological arousal.
  10. Support the relationship between developmental trauma and “health-risk behaviors” as it relates to clinical treatment.
  11. Appraise clinical presentation of the following attachment styles: secure vs insecure; insecure; organized vs insecure disorganized.
  12. Design two clinical interventions based on the clients’ attachment style.
  13. 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.
  14. Differentiate between PTSD and CPTSD to improve clinical assessment of your client’s trauma history.
  15. Evaluate Janet’s tri-phasic model of trauma treatment and its impact of current treatment methodology.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Employ client-driven imagery for safety, nurture, protection and containment. Utilize imagery in both stage one and stage two of treatment.
  19. Practice (under supervision) the skill for resourcing a client with imaginal resources prior to processing traumatic material.
  20. Defend Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model as it relates to clinical treatment.
  21. Demonstrate three techniques of altering bilateral stimulation as a mechanism of action for EMDR.
  22. Analyze the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol (Shapiro) as it relates to clinical treatment.
  23. Evaluate Parnell’s four essential elements of utilizing EMDR in session.
  24. Justify the clinical applications of Parnell’s modified EMDR protocol for working with complex and developmental trauma.
  25. Demonstrate the specific EMDR skills utilized in a clinical setting for processing traumatic memories.
  26. Investigate two contraindications for utilizing EMDR interventions for trauma treatment.
  27. Formulate two EMDR protocols for working with Addiction.
  28. Support Millers’ Feeling-State Therapy Addiction Protocol
  29. Appraise Popky’s urge reduction protocol, Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR)
  30. Practice (under supervision) a modified EMDR protocol to prepare for work with your clients in-session.
Monday, 2/21/2022: Neuroscience of Trauma, Effective Assessment and DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria
Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm
  • 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
Trauma’s Somatic and Sensorimotor Sequelae
  • Hyperarousal
  • Hypoarousal
  • Dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”
  • Affect dysregulation
Trauma and Attachment
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)
    • Attachment Essentials
      • Baby/momma trauma
      • Insecure Attachment Styles Assessment and Primary Treatment Issues of:
        • Avoidant
        • Preoccupied
        • Disorganized type
Tuesday, 2/22/2022: Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Disorders
Current Trauma Diagnoses:
  • Acute Trauma Disorder
  • PTSD and subtypes
  • Dissociative
  • Preschool
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Proposed Trauma Diagnoses
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Complex PTSD
Trauma Treatment: Effective Tools, Treatment Modalities, and an Introduction EMDR
  • 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
Wednesday, 2/23/2022 – Friday, 2/25/2022
Practice EMDR for both Resourcing and Trauma Processing
  • 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.
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, February 20th - Saturday, February 26th

Single Occupancy: $2,999

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Meet Your Retreat Instructor
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC. She provides clients an integrative approach to trauma, and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma. Linda is the author of best selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician’s Guide (PPM, 2010) and 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions (PPM, 2013) and the soon to be released book set Trauma Treatment: Beyond Competency~Clinician Playbook/Client Workbook. She is the producer of the best-selling Master Clinician Series, in which she collaborated with the world’s leaders in trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Peter Levine, Ph.D., Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCS, Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Janina Fisher, Ph.D., and many more.

Click here for information about Linda Curran
What does Tuition Include?
  1. Healthful (and tasty!) pesco-vegetarian cuisine
  2. Stylish accommodations
  3. Yoga mat for your use during your stay
  4. Group morning hatha yoga practice available
  5. Healing garden and lake
  1. Vortexes
  2. Covered patios and meditation areas
  3. Lounge (with WiFi access)
  4. Incredible landscapes!
Autumnal lakeside landscape photo at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center

In response to the continually evolving global travel situation due to COVID-19, PESI has put in place a multi-faceted cancellation policy, allowing you to reserve your spot with peace of mind.

All attendees are advised to purchase travel insurance that includes a cancellation for any reason option to protect your travel plans amid this ongoing uncertainty. We also encourage you to monitor your local government travel advisories and regularly check this page for updates.

Event Cancellation Due to COVID-19

Should the event will be canceled, all registered attendees will be notified by PESI of the cancellation policy. Registered attendees will then have the choice of either:

  • A full refund, or,
  • Full credit toward any future PESI live event, On Demand Webcast, Live Webinar

Travel Advisories

Please check with your local government to see what advisories are in place before you travel.

Event Capacity Limit Restrictions

If travel is allowed but with group or room capacity restrictions due to COVID-19 that are imposed by either the retreat center or governmental policies, admission will be on a first-registered/first-accepted basis.

If you have a confirmed registration and are notified by PESI that you cannot be admitted to the event due to capacity restrictions, you will be given a choice of either:

  • A full refund, or,
  • Full credit toward any future PESI live event, On Demand Webcast, Live Webinar

All flights are subject to the terms and conditions of your airline carrier’s policy travel plans.

Retreat Location

Sedona Mago Retreat
3500 E Bill Gray Road
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Phone: (928) 204-3391

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Sunday, February 20th - Saturday, February 26th

Single Occupancy: $2,999

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this online retreat.
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