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2-Day Training: EMDR Certificate Course: Rapid, Safe and Proven Skills and Techniques for Your Trauma Treatment Toolbox
2-Day Training: EMDR Certificate Course: Rapid, Safe and Proven Skills and Techniques for Your Trauma Treatment Toolbox

Where:   DENVER, CO

When:  Monday, July 15, 2019 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Will I need to talk about the past? I don’t want to do this. Coming here was a bad idea …”

Clients dealing with trauma aren’t always receptive to the therapeutic process. And using treatment techniques that repeatedly confront clients with the horrific details of the traumas that haunt them can cause them to be avoidant, reactionary, or completely withdrawn. It’s painful for the client and clinician alike, and it doesn’t feel like healing.

Attend this 2-day EMDR Certificate Course and get proven skills and techniques from this powerful, evidence-based treatment that will allow you to safely and rapidly help your clients’ process their traumas and reclaim their lives! And since EMDR doesn’t require a focus on explicit details, your clients will be able to make remarkable therapeutic progress without having to relive every aspect of their nightmares.

This intensive course will empower you to take your trauma treatment to the next level with the tools you need to help your client manage disturbing feelings, safely reprocess their traumatic memories, reduce fears and anxiety, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery.

Sign up today and discover how EMDR skills and techniques can make your sessions life-changing, and allow you to bring rapid, safe and effective relief from trauma to your clients!
Facilitators:  Facilitators are required to attend both days of the seminar and agree to comply with the requirements of the position.
You will receive a reduced tuition. To check availability and register as the Facilitator, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-844-8260.

  Facilitator Qualifications

Objectives:

  • Establish the role of the autonomic nervous system in trauma symptomology.
  • Articulate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  • Characterize the potential neurobiological mechanisms of change in the empirically validated EMDR approach.
  • Specify how EMDR techniques can build dual awareness in clients to treat the avoidance that makes trauma treatment challenging.
  • Communicate the 8 Phases of the EMDR protocol.
  • Determine which clients you should use EMDR with.
  • Analyze resourcing strategies from EMDR that clinicians can use to help facilitate the processing of trauma.
  • Characterize how EMDR techniques can be used to reinforce and activate positive neural networks.
  • Communicate how EMDR can be modified to work with complex/developmental trauma to directly treat traumatic memories.
  • Evaluate strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in EDMR therapy.
  • Articulate the research limitations and potential risks associated with EMDR.
  • Establish the order of operations for attachment-based EMDR treatment to resolve relational trauma.
OUTLINE

Trauma and Neuroscience
  • Key brain areas involved in trauma
  • Polyvagal Theory, and types of freeze responses
  • Trauma and insecure attachment
  • The neuroscience of developmental trauma
  • Clinical implications of the freeze response
How the EMDR Approach Works
  • The neuroscience of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
  • The neuroscience of relaxation exercises
  • EMDR and other “transformative therapies”
  • Why EMDR works so well from a brain perspective
Trauma Symptoms and Assessment Tools
  • Traumatic memories and intrusive thoughts
  • Phobias and anxiety: Insula hyperactivation
  • Emotional hijackings and implicit memory
  • Avoidance cluster of symptoms
  • Why treating avoidance in trauma is critical
  • DSM-5® symptoms in a nutshell
  • Connecting to a diagnosis
    • Simple vs. complex trauma
    • Intergenerational trauma
    • Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
    • CAPS-5 and PCL-5
    • Primary Care PTSD Screen
    • Dual diagnosis
Overcome Avoidance with EMDR
  • Dual awareness
  • What you are thinking about is the network you’re in
  • Activate networks for change
  • Neurons that fire together, wire together (Hebbb’s Rule)
  • EMDR as neuroentrainment
When to Use EMDR in Treatment
  • Demonstrations and experiential exercises
  • Single event trauma
  • Anxiety disorders involving imaginal exposure
The Original 8-Phase Model
  • Client history and treatment planning
  • How to resource: Create as safe space
  • Assessment: Choose a target, SUDS, connect with the image/emotions/thought
  • Desensitization: Tactile vs. auditory vs. eye movement
  • How to use touchpoints, Theratapper, CDs
  • Positive Cognition Installation: Likert scale 1-7
  • Body Scan: Locate tension and distress in the body
  • Closure: Close the neural network and the 6-hour window
  • Re-evaluation
Demonstration of Original 8-Phase Model
  • Presenter demonstration
  • Attendee dyad practice of the 8-phase model
EMDR Techniques to Resolve Traumatic Memories
  • Modifications for Complex/Developmental Trauma
  • Do not use standard protocol – Rationale for modifications
  • Resourcing strategies
  • Techniques to reinforce and activate positive neural networks
  • Relevance of Polyvagal Theory, early trauma, and EMDR
  • Sensory motor modifications and somatic approaches
  • How to build Dual Awareness
  • EMDR techniques to bring traumatic memories from the limbic system into the prefrontal cortex
Attachment-Based EMDR: Strategies to Treat Relational Trauma
  • Strategies to foster the critical connection between client and therapist
  • Mirror neuron activation
  • How to emphasize safety during sessions
  • Guidance on order of operations
Research Limitations and Potential Risks
Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for masters – and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma.

  • Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Participants will leave this workshop with the theoretical knowledge of the current trauma paradigm as well as the practical “hands on” experience of participating in EMDR for resourcing and reprocessing trauma.

JENNIFER SWEETON, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. Dr. Sweeton has been practicing EMDR for nearly a decade and has treated a variety of populations using EMDR and other memory reconsolidation approaches, including combat veterans, individuals with PTSD and complex trauma, and those suffering from treatment-resistant anxiety.

She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.

Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She is a past president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is the president-elect of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained thousands of mental health professionals in her workshops.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Colorado Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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