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Join us at the beautiful Honor’s Haven Retreat Center in the Catskills of New York
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, CCDPD, EMDR-C, 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 the Catskills of New York: Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.

Through lectures, 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 colleagues in the healing environment of the Catskills 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
All Times Listed in Local Time

Sunday, October 1, 2023

3:00–5:45 pm
5:45–6:45 pm
7:00–7:45 pm
Introduction and Overview Content*

Monday, October 2 - Friday, October 6, 2023

7:45–8:45 am
8:45 am–12:45 pm
12:45–1:30 pm
1:30–5:45 pm
Restoration and Relaxation
5:45–6:45 pm
6:45–9:15 pm

Saturday, October 7, 2023

7:45–8:45 am
8:45–9:45 am
9:45–11:00 am
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
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Professionals
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in the Catskills of New York: Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.
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, 10/2/2023: 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, 10/3/2023: 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 to 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, 10/4/2023 – Friday, 10/6/2023
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 the associated neurophysiological model

This training is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does not qualify towards EMDRIA credits or training.

This seminar focuses heavily on the use of the Theratapper. Other methods of bilateral stimulation are marginally discussed and can be used in practice.
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in the Catskills of New York: Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.
Your Retreat Center 
Honor's Haven Retreat Center Garden and Lake

Honor's Haven Retreat Center – Ellensville, NY

If you’re looking for a place to unwind and reconnect with what’s important, restore your spirits and rekindle your energies in a stunning natural setting, Honor's Haven is your destination.

A beautiful refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley region, Honor’s Haven Retreat Center is nestled amongst 260 acres of lush gardens and rolling hills, surrounding a freshwater lake at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountain Range. Experience the beauty, feel the energy, and awaken your spirit in the Catskills.

Retreat Center Highlights:
  • Secluded retreat, offering 260 acres of nature
  • Nourishing three meals a day
  • Private rooms and bathrooms
  • Rejuvenate at the spa, sauna, fitness center, and indoor pool
  • Beautiful lake surrounded by trees, flowers, and many wild birds at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountain Range
  • Space to meditate in the Kiva Garden
  • Peaceful trails to enjoy nature and explore the mountains on your own
  • Awe-inspiring sunrises, sunsets and stargazing
  • Easy drive from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts
  • Closest airports:
    • Albany
    • LaGuardia & JFK
    • Newark
  • Easy train or bus ride from Port Authority or NJ Transit
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in the Catskills of New York: Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.
Meet Your Retreat Instructor
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC. She provides clients with 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), 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, LCSW, Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Janina Fisher, Ph.D., and many more.

Click here for information about Linda Curran
What does Tuition Include?
  1. Learn and practice EMDR from a trauma specialist, author & national trainer
  2. Up to 33 CE Hours, CE certificate & course manual
  3. Healthful (and tasty!) meals
  4. Stylish accommodations, including a spa, sauna, fitness center, and indoor pool*
  1. Peaceful garden, lake, hiking trails, labyrinth, and more to explore
  2. Yoga mat for your use during your stay
  3. 260 acres of incredible landscapes at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountain Range
  4. Single standard room, with private bathroom, for the duration of your stay

*Some activities/amenities require reservations and additional cost. Paid services are not included with retreat registration – costs are the responsibility of the guest. Please contact Honor’s Haven Retreat & Conference for more information.

Interested in Becoming EMDR Certified?

This retreat gets you well on your way to becoming a Certified EMDR Clinician (EMDR-C) through Evergreen Certifications by fulfilling all EMDR educational and clinical practice hours.

PLUS! Attendance to this retreat gives you access to exclusive discount offers on additional trauma training hours and the Evergreen certification fee!

Your Steps to EMDR Certification:

  1. Attend this incredible retreat!
  2. Complete 10 hours of EMDR-focused consultation
  3. Complete a qualifying trauma training course (exclusive discount offer!)
  4. Read 2 EMDR practitioner books
  5. Submit your application to Evergreen! (exclusive certification fee discount offer!)

Don’t pass up on this opportunity to become recognized as an Evergreen Certified EMDR Clinician, instill confidence in your patients and be recognized by your peers as an authority on EMDR!

*Professional & clinical standards apply. See additional certification requirements HERE.

A beautiful waterfall on the grounds of Honor's Haven Retreat Center

Retreat Location

Honor's Haven Retreat Center
1195 Arrowhead Road
Ellenville, NY 12428, USA

Phone: (844) 469-7829

Retreat Center Website

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Non-Participating Retreat Guests

Honor’s Haven is an all-inclusive retreat center. All reservations are per individual, not per room. All individuals staying at the retreat center must register for the event and will be responsible for certain charges regardless of whether or not they are participating in the PESI educational training. If you are considering bringing a guest with you who will not be participating in the PESI educational training, please contact PESI at 800-844-8260.

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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.

Should the event 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 Digital Seminar, or Live Webinar

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7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training

LIVE in the Catskills of New York: Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th

Single Occupancy: $3,299

Plus, earn up to 33 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us. Credit hours may vary by board and profession.

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