When there are no words: Reprocessing early trauma & neglect held in implicit memory

Presented by Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D. April 27-28, 2019 9:00 – 5:30   Workshop Contents and Schedule Saturday, April 27 8:30 –    9:15:  Registration and continental breakfast and Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 10:30: Challenges of Processing Early trauma, Attachment, Affect Regulation & the Brain

Neuroscience hypotheses for implicit memories held in the right hemisphere; impact of prenatal experience; mental constructs, implicit memory; accessed memory experienced in an infant state can be overwhelming, more somatic, less cognitive.

10:30 – 10:45:  Break 10:45 – 11:45:  Steps 1 and 2, Theory and Practice EMDR Phase I: History and Phase II: Preparation Step 1 = Container and Step 2 = Safe State History including dissociation and attachment issues, known early traumas, resource capacity, other.  Psychoeducation with “Client Friendly” Methods. Preparation steps including containment and ventral vagal or “safe state” sk…
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Using EMDR with Craving and Addiction Disorders

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm.  Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:30am. Location: St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (FREE PARKING) Cost: Early Registration $125 until October 5. Late Registration $140 Limit: Seating is Limited Workshop Overview Substance use is a coping mechanism that many rely on during difficult times. It is a form of self-medication that is readily available and socially acceptable, up to a point. For those with a history of trauma, a reliance on mood altering substances can readily lead to dependency and addiction. Statistically up to 75% of clients with a history of trauma have co-occurring substance-related or addiction disorders. In terms of our client base, the chances are better than average that those seeking therapy are experiencing problems related to drug and alcohol use, whether or not they have admitted this to you, or perhaps even to themselves. Untreated trauma contrib…
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The EMDR Toolbox: AIP Methods for Treating Complex PTSD & Dissociative Personality Structure

This workshop describes a theoretical framework, and specific therapy “tools,” which may be useful in providing effective therapy, within the EMDR Adaptive Information Processing model, to individuals suffering with Complex PTSD.  Important concepts and particular interventions will be illustrated through video examples and transcripts from therapy sessions. Dr. Knipe will present methods for identifying and treating specific dissociative symptoms with accompanying evidence from available research or case studies. EMDR Jim Knipe CEU flier 2018
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EMDRIA Approved  Consultant/Trainer

Midwest Center for EMDR Training and Therapy Susan Schaefer PhD, LP EMDRIA Approved  ConsultantTrainer All Inclusive Basic EMDR Training Program (Part 1, Part 2 and 10 hours of consultation) Fall 2018  Dates: Sept. 7-8 Sept 28-29 Nov. 9-10 Nov. 30-Dec. 1
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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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