Did I Lock The Door? Treating OCD With EMDR Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Ego State Therapy

  OCD is a notoriously challenging condition to treat, in part because exposure is not enough to extinguish the high levels of anxiety. Research clearly indicates that response prevention, simultaneously with exposure to obsessional thoughts, is needed to eventuate extinction or reduction of anxiety. Dr. Paulsen teaches how EMDR Therapy can potentiate the anxiety reduction through desensitization and reprocessing, making an arduous treatment not only efficacious but time efficient and more comfortable than pure exposure and response prevention. Additionally, OCD sometimes appears to be a response to developmental trauma sequestered at ages when magical thinking is normal. In such cases, ego state maneuvers will help access the locus of developmental arrest at the time of trauma, and disarm loyalty to the aggressor as manifest in perpetrator introjects, where appropriate. The workshop describe the taxonomy of the disorder, details the specifics of treatment of O…
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EMDRIA Approved Complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training Program

EMDRIA Approved Complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training Program Offered by: Susan Schaefer, PhD, LP, EMDRIA Approved Trainer Co-Founder: Midwest Center for EMDR Training and Therapy   Spring 2018 Dates: March 9-10 March 23-24 April 27-28 May 11-12

 

Location: Hazelden Auditorium

680 Stewart Ave.

St. Paul, MN. 55102

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“Clinical Treatment of Behavioral And Chemical Addictive Patterns”

With Jan Schaad, LCSW July 15-16, 2017    9:00 – 5:00 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345 National, MN, and EMDRIA CEUs available This very practical workshop will equip EMDR therapists with knowledge and skills to treat addictive patterns directly by focused utilization of the standard eight-phase EMDR protocol.  In addition, those attending will learn to use specialized EMDR strategies to address motivation, defenses, feeling states, and relapse prevention. You will learn the development of craving in the brain; how social and environmental factors influence chronicity of addictive patterns; how to increase client understanding of the function of their defenses and preparation for addressing their issues; case conceptualization with the Adaptive Information Processing System; treatment planning; application of the Feeling State Theory of Impulse Control; strategies for targeting urges; how to apply the eight phases of EMDR Therapy to strategies specifi…
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Advanced Issues in Working With Complex Dissociative Disorders: Chronic Shame, Resistance, and Traumatic Memory (with and without EMDR)

Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN April 22-23, 2017 9:00 – 5:00  14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345  Contact Jill Strunk for full info (jillstrunk1@gmail.com or 952-936-7547) Kathy Steele is a world renowned expert in treating Complex Dissociative Disorders, with many awards and publication to her credit. This advanced workshop will focus on several topics that can be particularly challenging in the treatment of complex dissociative disorders. We will explore chronic shame in depth, its physiology and functions, its many manifestations, and practical ways to resolve it, using cognitive, emotional, somatic, and imagery approaches, as well as EMDR when appropriate. Chronic resistance will be discussed as a co-creation of therapist and client, and can best be understood as a phobic avoidance of what is perceived to be intolerable. Therapists will learn how to recognize and address resistance step by step without evoking further defense in the client, and will learn to rec…
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Clinical Treatment of Behavioral And Chemical Addictive Patterns

Jan Schaad, LCSW July 15-16, 2017 9:00 – 5:00  14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345  Contact Jill Strunk for full info (jillstrunk1@gmail.com or 952-936-7547) The comprehensive treatment of people with addictions, co-occurring disorders, and trauma has been a challenge for our mental health and medical systems. Working with addictions and habits, the urges, triggers, and relapse, along with co-occurring disorders is quite a lot for both therapist and client to manage. Jan Schaad, LCSW has taught therapists nationally, drawing from extensive training and many years of success with this population. This very practical workshop will equip EMDR therapists with knowledge and skills to treat addictive patterns directly by focused utilization of the standard eight-phase EMDR protocol. In addition, those attending will learn to use specialized EMDR strategies to address motivation, defenses, feeling states, and relapse prevention. You will learn the development of cravin…
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Utilization of EMDR with Traumatic Bereavement

With Roger Solomon, Ph.D.  September 16-17, 2017 9:00 – 5:00  14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345  Contact Jill Strunk for full info (jillstrunk1@gmail.com or 952-936-7547) Roger Solomon, Ph.D. is has long been known as an expert on treating grief and loss with EMDR therapy. Roger and Therese Rando are currently working on a book about EMDR and Grief and Loss. This presentation will discuss grief and bereavement, the processes the mourner has to go through for adaptive assimilation and accommodation of the loss, factors that can complicate bereavement, treatment guidelines, and how EMDR can be integrated into an overall treatment plan. Heavy emphasis is placed throughout the workshop on analysis of clinical material. Videotapes of EMDR sessions to the grief and mourning of traumatic bereavement as well as to demonstrate the “art” of EMDR. Case presentation and live demonstrations are also utilized.
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The Fear of Feeling Real: Intensive Psychotherapy for Persistent Dissociative Processes

With Richard Chefetz, MD

A Two-Day Fall Conference

Friday, October 28 + Saturday, October 29, 2016

For more information: http://www.mntraumaproject.com/richard-chefetz-workshop

Recognize the difference between the origins of guilt and shame, their personal and interpesonal correlates, and how to work with both in therapy

Identify clients in your practice who are carrying hidden shame and plan interventions to work with them

Understand and be ble to apply the four basic patterns of infant attachment:  Secure, anxious-ambivalent, avoidant, and disorganized/disoriented to adult clients and apply this understanding to clinical work

Recognize and name basic expectable patterns of transference in persons with a history of chronic child maltreatment

Learn how to utilize countertransference reactions …

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Susan Schaefer, PhD, LP

Midwest Center for EMDR Training and Therapy

Fall Basic EMDR Training (10 hours of consultation included)

EMDRIA Approved Trainers:   Susan Schaefer, PhD, LP

Dates:  Sept. 11,12, Oct. 9, 10, Nov. 1., 14, Dec. 11, 12, 2015

Location: 3600 American Blvd. West

               Minneapolis, MN. 55431

To register:  Go to midwestcenteremdr.com

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Debra Wesselman, M.S., LIMHP

Debra Wesselman, M.S., LIMHP Integrative team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy & EMDR Debra is co-author of the 2014 book by the same name. Her approach, “provides clinicians with a clear, practical protocol to heal trauma, change behaviors, and create healthy attachments. The protocol establishes a collaborative effort between the family and theraprutic team, utilizing EMDR and family strategies that afford the chilid a chance to heal and thrive. May 7-8, 2016 Location and Time to be announced later. Contact: jillstrunk1@gmail.com
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Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN

Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN Healing the Divided Mind: Practical Approaches to Working With the Dissociative Client Sponsored by Jill Strunk Kathy is one of the authors of The Haunted Self, the textbook on Structural Dissociation, which has become a very popular approach among EMDR clinicians. She is also co-author of Coping With Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training For Patients and Therapists, an invaluable handbook for anyone working with clients high on the Dissociative Spectrum. Her presentation is very practical, including demos where she invites audience members to role play their difficult clients and she shows how her approach can be applied effectively to challenging situations. February 27-28, 2016 Location and Time to be announced later. Contact: jillstrunk1@gmail.com
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