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2-Day Training: EMDR: A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for Trauma

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with the horrific details of the traumas that haunt them can cause them to be avoidant, reactionary, or completely withdrawn.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.

Watch this 2-Day EMDR session 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.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Describe 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 EMDR approach.
  4. Demonstrate EMDR techniques can build dual awareness in clients to treat the avoidance that makes trauma treatment challenging.
  5. Demonstrate the 8 Phases of the EMDR protocol.
  6. Assess clients to determine the appropriateness and potential risks of using EMDR.
  7. Analyze resourcing strategies from EMDR to facilitate the processing of trauma.
  8. Utilize EMDR techniques to reinforce and activate positive neural networks.
  9. Modify EMDR to work with complex/developmental trauma to directly treat traumatic memories.
  10. Evaluate strategies to 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

Copyright : 02/17/2022

EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing

For years I got stuck with my complex trauma clients.

The traditional standalone approaches everyone recommended seemed to fail me as my clients’ unresolved conflicts kept sabotaging our efforts toward healing. Session after session I was met with defensiveness and resistance. It was exhausting…and soon doubt and frustration started to creep in.

But one day the solution became clear -- complex trauma requires complex treatment -- not a standalone therapy.

Now in this one-day seminar I’ll show you how you can more successfully access deeply rooted pain points and move clients past the internal conflicts that hang them up in treatment by integrating elements of EMDR with skills from a parts work approach!

Watch me for this unique, advanced level trauma treatment course, so you can:

  • More safely gather your client’s trauma history
  • Manage dissociation and fragmentation in clients using skills from parts work therapy
  • Create a safe healing environment using modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Confidently use relational skills and somatic therapy for improved complex trauma treatment

Making the change to an integrated EMDR and parts work approach turned my treatment completely around. Since that day I’ve found tremendous success with my clients, authored several books on complex trauma and trained thousands of clinicians.

Don’t miss this chance to take your complex trauma treatment to the next level!

-Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze the neurobiology of complex PTSD and dissociation through the lens of polyvagal theory.
  2. Apply interpersonal neurobiology through co-regulation strategies that strengthen our client’s social engagement system.
  3. Assess for emotional and physiological dysregulation as “parts” of self.
  4. Integrate practical parts work therapy interventions to improve treatment outcomes for “resistant” clients.
  5. Utilize techniques to help clients to work with shame and develop self compassion for their most wounded parts.
  6. Conduct modified EMDR therapy protocols that will allow you to create a safe healing environment for clients with a history of complex traumatization.

Outline

Understanding Complex Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

  • Nuances of stress, trauma, and complex PTSD
  • The impact of dissociation
  • Interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychology, and social engagement
  • The polyvagal theory
  • Skill: Spacious, Relational Awareness
  • Skill: Explore Co-Regulation
How to Assess for a Complex Diagnosis: History Taking and Case Conceptualization
  • Identify chronic, repeated, developmental and sociocultural trauma
  • Overcoming betrayal trauma to resolve insecure attachment
  • Assess for dissociation (“fragmentation”)
  • How parts, ego states and defenses create walls to change
  • Compassionate strategies for “Resistant” clients
  • Move from shame to empowerment
  • Skill: Understand emotional dysregulation as a “part”
  • Skill: Connect to the adult self
  • Skill: Differentiating from a part
Moving Clients Forward: Modified EMDR and Parts Work for Complex PTSD
  • The 8-phases of EMDR therapy
  • Neural networks and “encapsulated” ego states
  • Bilateral stimulation and dual attention in EMDR therapy
  • Modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Preparation for trauma reprocessing
  • Cultivate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion
  • Skill: Choice and containment
  • Skill: Build allies for a part of self
  • Skill: Facilitate repair scenarios
  • Skill: Reprocess a traumatic memory
  • Skill: Positive state installation
The 6 Pillars of Resilience: For Post-Traumatic Growth and Healing
  • Trauma recovery and the bell curve
  • Resilience as a process and an outcome
  • Move from learned helplessness to learned optimism
  • Skill: Create your resilience recipe

Copyright : 09/30/2021

2-Day: Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider Training: A Therapist Guide for Ethical, Legal and Technology Concerns when Using Teletherapy

Providing telehealth services is a must for today’s clinician, allowing you to effectively expand your practice and reach clients even when they can’t come to your office.
But you’re worried that the quality of your treatment could suffer and your license could be put at risk navigating complicated ethical, legal and technological issues you never thought you’d need to face.
This 12-hour Certification Training Course makes telehealth easy with the skills, knowledge, business advice, and technical guidance you need to get started right away!
Get the solutions you’ve been looking for so you can:

  • Confidently set up the technology and tools you need to start providing telehealth services
  • Successfully adapt in-room practices to the telehealth space!
  • Avoid violating HIPAA and HITECH requirements and protect clients’ privacy
  • Market your new services and grow your practice
  • Correctly handle billing and recordkeeping
  • Make sure you get paid for your telehealth services!
  • Protect yourself from telehealth mistakes that could cost you your license

Program Information

Outline

Research about Telehealth Services

  • Here to stay
  • It works
  • Benefits

Application of Ethical Codes

  • Psychologists, social workers, professional counselors
  • Building competence
  • Technology appropriateness examples

HIPAA

  • HIPAA and HITECH
  • HIPAA and small providers
  • Violations and why they occur

State Law Applications

  • State interests for the pros and cons for permitting telehealth
  • Cohesive incoherence
    • Examples of statutory guidance
  • Risk management guidelines
  • Interjurisdictional practice

Efforts to Improve Telehealth Interjurisdictional Practice

  • PsyPact
  • Others
  • Checklist of questions to determine if you can practice across statelines

Case Examples for Using Various Forms of Telehealth Best practices for telehealth

  • Selecting the appropriate tools
  • Utilizing ATA guidelines
    • Clinical – patient and setting appropriateness
    • Technical - The setting, camera, microphones, and lighting
  • Administrative – connectivity, training
  • Practical solutions for your therapy

Processes & Procedures

  • The intake process
  • Informed consent – sample plan, key topics to cover
  • Emergency and crisis plans – what to include, medical issues, sample plan

Delivery Platforms Keeping Ethics/HIPAA in Mind

  • Asynchronous platforms
  • Common elements
  • Concerns with platform
    • Synchronous therapy
    • All-in-one services
  • Email and texting safely
  • Pros and cons
  • HIPAA requirements
  • Encryption
  • Password protection
  • VPN
  • Electronic communication policy
  • Hardware and software safety

Screening and Suitability of the Client

  • Benefits of telehealth Services
    • Evidenced-based research
    • Patient and setting contraindications
  • The intake, mental status exam, and ongoing Evaluation
  • Assessment with clients

Professional Boundary Considerations

  • For the client
  • For the clinician
    • Crossings versus violations
    • Recommendations for maintaining professional boundaries
  • Licensing board complaint examples
  • Red Flags for Therapist

  • Strategies to Avoid Red Flags

  • Recommendations for improving the therapist's telehealth experience

  • Additional Resources

Multicultural Considerations

  • Issues to consider
  • Geography, settings, populations
  • Seeking guidance

Theoretical Considerations for Telehealth

  • Evidence-based support
  • Which models transition well

Self-Care for the Clinician

  • Ethics application
  • Causes of burn out
  • Warning signs in therapists
  • Characteristics of effective self-care
  • Strategies and techniques
  • Resources

Dos and Don'ts of Social Media

  • Using social media to your advantage
  • The required social media policy
  • Social media and boundaries

The Era of Electronic Records

  • Development of the electronic record
  • Electronic document storage
  • Electronic document destruction

Reimbursement

  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Private payer

Objectives

  1. Analyze the ethical principles and applications of ethical codes for telehealth services.
  2. Determine the HIPAA guidelines and how they apply to telehealth services.
  3. Assess inter-state issues associated with telehealth and how to stay in compliance.
  4. Determine best practices for creating a good setting for telemental health services.
  5. Evaluate how to implement policies and procedures that are necessary for maintaining an ethical telehealth practice.
  6. Assess electronic services and platforms for delivering ethical telemental health services.
  7. Determine how to screen for suitable clients for telemental health services.
  8. Assess how to effectively manage boundary issues that might arise during telemental health services.
  9. Determine which therapeutic practices are conducive to telemental health services.
  10. Assess the threats that technology poses to the confidentiality and privacy of clients.
  11. Determine how to maintain ethical standards and compliance while utilizing social media technology.
  12. Determine how to correctly manage electronic records in a telemental health setting.

Copyright : 07/21/2020

Virtual EMDR: A How-to Guide to Providing EMDR via Telehealth

You can work as an EMDR and trauma therapist via telehealth!

EMDR has been found to be effective when delivered virtually.

And this recording is your how-to-guide on utilizing EMDR through telehealth platforms so you can continue your important work with clients, even when face-to-face sessions aren’t possible!

In just 2-hours you’ll be given safe, simple and straightforward approaches to adapting EMDR techniques to an online-environment so you can stay on the front lines with your clients during times of crisis.

Get the answers to your most pressing questions…

  • How do I manage potential safety risks when I’m not there in person?
  • How can I monitor and manage reactions with clients online?
  • How do I maximize attunement through video sessions?

Purchase today and get the guidance you need to deliver EMDR therapy virtually!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Utilize tools and techniques to assist clients in regulating and de-escalate trauma associated triggers via telehealth.
  2. Analyze different ways to utilize and provide EMDR to clients via telehealth.
  3. Develop client resources and teach self-efficacy through EMDR resourcing activities via telehealth.

Outline

Quick EMDR Overview of the Basics

  • Review of the basic protocol
  • Review of resources (calm place, container, ICON, etc)
  • Dual attention methods (eye movements, tapping, tappers, sound)

EMDR and Telehealth: How to Adapt to a Virtual World

  • Dual awareness and bi-lateral stimulation and its importance in the EMDR process
  • Bilateral stimulation via video
  • Eye movement resources for telehealth practitioners using EMDR:
    • Bilateral stimulation via video
    • Butterfly hug
    • Congruent tapping
    • Sound pulses
    • Other eye movement strategies
  • Addressing safety – how to manage potential risks of not being there in-person
  • Identifying and implementing a protocol with a client via telehealth
  • Limitations, risks, and further research

Copyright : 04/16/2020