Seminar Detail

2-Day Seminar: EMDR: A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for Trauma
Where:
ST LOUIS, MO
When:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 2020

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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Course Description:

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with the horrific details of the traumas that haunt them can cause them to be avoidant, reactionary, or completely withdrawn.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 clients and clinician alike, and it doesn’t feel like healing.

Attend this 2-Day EMDR seminar and discover how this powerful, evidence-based treatment has helped thousands of clients safely and rapidly process their traumas without the need to focus on explicit details! You’ll learn:
  • How EMDR can be used to overcome avoidance in clients
  • How EMDR techniques can help clients resolve traumatic memories
  • When and with which clients EMDR should be used
  • How to emphasize safety during sessions
  • How the 8-phase model is used in treatment
Demonstrations and brief practice opportunities will give attendees an opportunity to see how EMDR is used and give them a chance to experience it themselves.

Sign up today and discover how EMDR can help clients find relief from trauma and reclaim their lives!


This training is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does NOT qualify towards EMDRIA credits, training or certification.
Objectives:

  1. Establish the role of the autonomic nervous system in trauma symptomology.
  2. Articulate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  3. Characterize the potential neurobiological mechanisms of change in the empirically validated EMDR approach.
  4. Specify how EMDR techniques can build dual awareness in clients to treat the avoidance that makes trauma treatment challenging.
  5. Communicate the 8 Phases of the EMDR protocol.
  6. Determine which clients you should use EMDR with.
  7. Analyze resourcing strategies from EDMR that clinicians can use to help facilitate the processing of trauma.
  8. Characterize how EMDR techniques can be used to reinforce and activate positive neural networks.
  9. Communicate how EMDR can be modified to work with complex/developmental trauma to directly treat traumatic memories.
  10. Evaluate strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in EMDR therapy.
  11. Articulate the research limitations and potential risks associated with EMDR.
  12. 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 (Hebb’s Rule)
  • EMDR as neuroentrainment
When to Use EMDR in Treatment
  • Demonstrations and experiential exercises
  • Single event trauma
  • Anxiety disorders involving imaginal exposure
EMDR Trauma Treatment: The Original 8-Phase Model
  • Client history and treatment planning
  • How to resource: Create a 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 seminar 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

DR. JENNIFER SWEETON

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety and the neuroscience of mental health. Dr. Sweeton was trained in the use of EMDR as a treatment method during her time as a clinical psychologist with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs where she worked with active service members and combat veterans with PTSD.

She 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, the President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association for 2019 and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained thousands of mental health professionals in her workshops.
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.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

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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.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 12.5 CEUS. Program number: 14978. Category: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP II, NCRS II.


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.

Illinois Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Missouri Counselors: This intermediate level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 credits.

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


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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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 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Illinois Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. 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.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact 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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