Using EMDR with Craving and Addiction Disorders

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 contributes to addiction disorders, and addictive symptoms complicate the treatment of trauma. It is a vicious cycle that can be particularly challenging to resolve. This workshop will help you gain a sense of competency in how to identify and deal with these diagnoses in your case load.
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What You Need to Know About Successful Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Joanne H. Twombly, MSW, LICSW   This workshop will provide an overview of diagnosis and treatment of clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.  Through lecture and case examples, clarification will be given on how to work effectively and safely with this population and with clients who might not be making progress in traditional treatment.   Day 1 will cover diagnosis, the three phases of Trauma Treatment, and adaptations of resources from the preparation and closure phases of EMDR to facilitate stabilization, to orient DID to the present, and to decrease negative transferences.  Participants will have the opportunity for practicums on stabilization and orienting exercises.  Day 2 will present a protective format for processing traumatic material that can be used with or without EMDR.  Following that, material will be presented on the impact of sadistic abuse, non-verbal communication and the necessity of reenactments in the treatment process. An E…
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Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children

Laurel Parnell, PhD June 28–29, 2019 9:00am–5:00pm   Over the last two decades, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical tools available for treating trauma. In this workshop, Laurel Parnell, PhD, will teach you how to integrate an attachment focus into EMDR, and to use EMDR in combination with a variety of complementary techniques. Using video footage of real clinical sessions, Parnell brings EMDR to life. You will see for yourself how to apply the ideas and procedures to your clients. As an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training Provider, as well as an experienced and highly skilled therapist, Parnell’s workshops are as enjoyable as they are instructive, and consistently receive glowing reviews.
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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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