Acute, Chronic and Complex PTSD: Exploring Their Neuroendocrinology and Relationship to Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EMDR Therapy
Acute, Chronic and Complex PTSD: Exploring Their Neuroendocrinology and Relationship to Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EMDR Therapy
Presented by: Uri Bergmann, PhD
This is a 14 hour virtual workshop divided in four modules of 3.5 hours each
Module 1- Friday March 20, 2015 - 9 am to 12:30 pm Arizona time
Module 2- Saturday March 21 -9 to 12:30
Module 3- Friday March 27 -9 to 12:30
Module 4- Saturday March 28 -9 tom12:30
If you cannot attend at the time the live presentation is offered, you will be able to watch the archives at your own time. Archives will be available until 4/18.2015
What exactly happens on a neurobiological level in acute, chronic and complex PTSD? Is there a relationship between this unusual neuroendocrine profile and a number of medical disorders of unknown origin which, often, do not respond to traditional symptomatic medical treatment?
This seminar will review and examine the results of extensive neuroendocrine research relative to these trauma-induced disorders. A major focus will be on those symptomatic disorders of Type I Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD. The data from these research bases will be integrated with neuroendocrine research findings regarding autoimmune compromises associated with chronic trauma. Anomalous conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Rheumatoid Arthritis will be examined.
This presentation will clearly illustrate the neuroendocrine and causal relationship between the various forms of PTSD and these medical disorders which have mystified and challenged the fields of psychology, psychiatry and internal medicine. Accordingly, the implications for EMDR treatment will be examined, as well as referrals for medical immuno-suppressive treatment.
Clinical case examples will be used throughout the seminar to illustrate anatomical and neurobiological dynamics. Ample time will be allotted for participant interaction in order to address specific clinical questions of those attending.
CEUs are provivided by Ce-Classes.com
3rd Virtual Summit of Complex Trauma, Dissociation & EMDR Therapy
This Summit consists of 4 modules of 3 hours each and it is presented using a webinar format.
Title: Advancing Excellence in Treating Dissociation: Working with Dissociative Phobias and Cognitive Errors
Presenter: Kathleen Martin, LCSW
VIRTUAL- I See You, I Feel You, I Know You: An EMDR Attachment-Focused Model to Heal the Parent, the Child and Strengthen Their Bond
Module 1-May 29 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Module 2-May 30 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Module 3-June 5 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Module 4-June 6 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Do you work with children wounded within the parent-child relationship? Do you work with children with attachment traumas and injuries? Do you work with parents and children with unresolved trauma and loss? Do you work with intergenerational trauma? Do you work with clients with attachment injuries and unmet attachment needs?
Mentalization and reflective function (Fonagy & Target), Mindsight (Siegel), mind-mindedness (Meins), insightfulness (Koren-Karie), metacognitive monitoring (Main & Hesse) are all constructs linked to the parents capacity to develop infant’s attachment security. However, unresolved trauma and loss appears to impair these capacities in parents. This presentation is designed to provide step-by-step strategies to use the eight phases of EMDR therapy effectively with parents and children to heal intergenerational trauma.
An original model to work with parents and children that include four different levels of parental involvement:
Level 1- Psychoeducation
Level 2- Emotion regulation and mentalization work
Level 3- Processing
Level 4-Dyadic work
The use of the AAI will be discussed providing tips on how to use it clinically to identify parent’s potential tendencies towards insecure states of mind with regards to their own attachment experiences. How to work with dismissing, preoccupied and unresolved states of mind throughout the eight phases with parents will be discussed so the capacity to “hold the child’s mind in mind” (Fonagy) can be promoted. In addition, how to utilize group protocols with parents and children especially for mental health agencies and clinicians in a group practice will be reviewed.
Case conceptualization strategies and Preparation tools that include protocols to enhance the parent’s capacity for differentiation and boundary awareness as well as linkage and connection will be addressed. The use of videos to promote the development of attunement and the capacity of the parent to synchronize to the child’s internal states will be studied. In addition, the use of Theraplay strategies and the installation of dyadic-regulated states with the child and the parent will be demonstrated. Moreover, how to resource the "parent's younger self" and "the child's little self" will be covered.
A wide range of interventions and interweaves will be presented that can be effectively used during the reprocessing phases of EMDR therapy with parents and children. Dyadic processing and the use of dyadic-reparative interweaves will be presented. Interweaves using ego states and Internal Family Systems (IFS) strategies will be demonstrated. In addition, "storytelling" intergenerational interweaves that can repair attachment wounds will be addressed. These strategies are used with the purpose of assisting parents and children in assimilating and integrating thwarted attachment experiences that currently inhibit the parent's ability to respond contingently and synchronically to the child’s needs and inhibits the child's capacity to connect and attach securely.
Program level: Full EMDR training required. 12 CEUs.
Virtual workshop presented in four modules of 3 hours each.
Clinicians will learn:
• Case conceptualization skills to use with children with complex clinical presentations due to presenting with attachment and intergenerational trauma where the wounding is occurring within the sacred parent-child relationship.
• The Basics of the use of the Adult Attachment Interview. How to identify tendencies towards dismissing, preoccupied and unresolved states of mind. How to listen to the children and the parent's narratives.
• How to identify wounding parent-child dynamics.
• How to identify and work around children's mechanisms of adaptations such as: Idealization, role reversal, controlling behaviors etc.
• How to use EMDR group protocols and individual work with children and parents.
• How to develop resources during preparation phase such as:
• Safe-calm-happy place with the parent and the child
• The use of Theraplay and the installation of dyadic-regulated states.
• Dyadic-RDI (Resource Development and Installation) with parents and children
• How to resource and work with the "inner child" of the parent and the child
• Strategies to promote the parent's mentalizing capacities
• The boundary protocol
• How to use dyadic-reparative interweaves with children
• Interweaves directed to assist the "inner child" of the parent in his/her own individual sessions in meeting unmet attachment needs.
• Interweaves that repair and explain intergenerational wounds.
Videos will be presented to give workshop attendees a very tangible and concrete experience.
YOU WILL HAVE 2 MONTHS TO ACCESS AND WATCH THE RECORDINGS!
Module 1-July 31 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Module 2-August 1 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Module 3-August 7 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Module 4-August 8 from 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
If you cannot attend one or all the modules live, watch the archives at your own time!!! Take a test for the modules you missed and you will get your CEUs!!!
We are proud to announce for the first time a truly one of a kind workshop featuring some of the master teachers of EMDR Therapy.
- Do you struggle finding effective interweaves when your client is looping and information processing is blocked?
- Do you work with clients with complex clinical presentations that become dysregulated as they begin to process memories of trauma and adversity?
- Do you have just a few and basic interweaves and clients that require complex interventions?
- Do you work with clients with unmet attachment needs, multiple attachment wounds, truncated defense responses, dysregulated emotions and tendencies towards hyperarousal or hypoarousal?
- Do you find yourself lingering around the preparation phase even when clients do not really need it just because you feel unprepared to accompany your clients during the processing phases of EMDR therapy?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. The understanding and use of the EMDR interweave is one of the most complex aspects of EMDR therapy and one that is difficult to master. It is also a therapeutic strategy that can speed up processing and help clinicians be more effective in supporting their clients as they embrace the memories of trauma and adversity. Clients, especially the ones with complex clinical presentations, require a more active and skillful participation from the clinician. This process requires adequate understanding of the EMDR interweave and a good repertoire of potential interweaves that can be available to the clinician and the client.
This workshop will substantially improve your clinical skills and your ability to "accompany" your clients during the processing phases of EMDR therapy. You will be able to develop a rich repertoire of interweaves to assist your clients when information processing stalls. In addition, you will learn specific guidelines and markers that will help you navigate in the decision making process of selecting an interweave and use it effectively and efficiently.
This workshop, not only is focused on practical and hands on interventions, but is presented by some of the best trainers and clinicians in the field of EMDR therapy. All of our presenters have extensively written and presented specifically on the use of powerful and creative interweaves. Now, for the first time, they come together to bring the best of their knowledge on this topic.
In addition, this workshop will offer a number of therapy videos that will help give you a very concrete and tangible experience.
Module 1: A Mindful Approach to Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy
Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT
2nd Summit of Complex Trauma, Dissociative Symptoms & EMDR Therapy
Toward an Embodied Self: Attachment, Dissociative Symptoms and EMDR
Presenter: Ulrich Lanius, PhD
Friday March 18, 2016- 9 am Arizona time
Adapting EMDR Therapy for Dissociative Symptoms: The Progressive Approach
Presenter: Anabel Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Saturday March 19, 2016- 9 am Arizona time
Advanced Dissociative Table Work: What to do after you “Set the Table”
Presenter: Kathleen Martin, LCSW
Friday April 1, 2016- 9 am Arizona time
Integrating Porges' Polyvagal Theory into EMDR practice
Presenter: Gunilla Klensmeden, MD, PhD
Saturday April 2, 2016- 9 am Arizona time
Summit of EMDR Therapy and Attachment: Healing the Wounded self Across the Lifespan
This is the first virtual EMDR workshop that bring together some of the best teachers in the field of EMDR therapy and attachment. This summit explores the world of attachment through different developmental stages with useful theoretical constructs as well as a myriad of practical strategies for EMDR clinicians. Clients of all ages presenting with attachment traumas bring compex clincial presentations. This summit is dedicated to give EMDR clinicians answers and practical applications to work more effectivelly with complex trauma cases and thwarted attachmetn experiences. This summit will be extremelly useful for clinicians that wok with adults, children and families.
1st Summit of Complex Trauma, Dissociative Symptoms & EMDR Therapy
November 7, 8, 14 & 15- 2014
This is the first virtual summit that brings together master teachers in the field of complex trauma, dissociation and EMDR therapy. This virtual training will provide a number of strategies for working with clients with complex trauma and dissociative symptoms throughout the eight phases of EMDR therapy. In addition, it will provide extensive information on the exisitng neuroiological research on information-processing and dissociative complex PTSD disorders.
Virtual- Advanced Workshop 1 - Step by Step: Making EMDR Therapy Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children
Advanced Workshop 1
Step by Step: Making EMDR Therapy Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children.
(12 hour workshop divided in moduules of 3 hours each- for therapists fully trained in EMDR therapy)
This level is for the most part equivalent to the live workshop “Step-by-Step: Making EMDR Treatment Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children and Adolescents.” However, information on the work with adolescents will not be provided, as there will be a separate workshop on working with adolescents. The videos used have been recorded to fit online guidelines and are not the same as the ones used in the live training.
This 12 hour-4 day virtual workshop focuses on specific strategies that will assist clinicians in following EMDR therapy principles and procedures while meeting the developmental needs of children. Clinicians will learn how to make EMDR therapy successful and effective even with difficult clients. This workshop has numerous video clips that explain step by step each phase of EMDR therapy.
Advanced Workshop 2
Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation Using EMDR Therapy.
12 hour virtual workshop divided in modules of 3 hours each- for therapists fully trained in EMDR therapy
This level has some similarities to the live workshop “Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation Using EMDR Therapy and Adjunctive Approaches.” However, in this virtual training other adjunct approaches are not covered as it is done in the live training.
The Body's Melodies and Narratives: EMDR Therapy and Somatic Interventions with Children
8 hour virtual workshop divided into 3 modules: Two modules of 3 hours and one of 2 hours - for therapists fully trained in EMDR therapy
This online workshop provides advanced strategies borrowed from somatic therapies to enhance the work necessary to assist children with complex clinical presentations process traumatogenic material. Clinicians will be able to develop case conceptualization skills and treatment plans based on the Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP) while including more actively the information that is held somatically. (2) How to efficiently work with the body during preparation phase will be presented. Clinicians will learn to identify, access and enhance positive bodily states and utilize the body as a resource with children. Playful strategies are introduced to mindfully direct children to listen to how the body tells its story and develop “somatic narratives.” (3) Considering that children with complex trauma present with attachment injuries inflicted when lower brain areas of the child were still developing, their capacities for affect regulation can be compromised (Ogden & Gomez, 2012). The use of strategies that work directly with subcortical brain regions and the body can assist children in becoming more resourced to access the aftermath of chronic early trauma. Clinicians will learn how to give “voice” to the body so children can access playfully somatically held maladaptive information. Interweaves focused on modulating arousal and the use of somatic strategies such as: tracking, oscillation/pendulation, titration, directed mindfulness, tracking movement and the actions of the body and sensorimotor sequencing among others. (4) Clinicians will learn how actively and in a developmentally appropriate fashion during the installation phase and body scan.
VIRTUAL-The Neurobiology of Information Processing and EMDR: A Glimpse Inside the Brain- Uri Bergmann, PhD.
Tuesdays January 14, 21, 28 & February 4 from 9 am to 12 pm and February 11 from 9 am to 11 am Arizona Time (MST)
Description of the Workshop
What exactly happens on a neurobiological basis when we live our normal existence? What are the underpinnings of simple consciousness, that is, online/wakeful information processing of sensation, perception, cognition, memory, language and motor function? How does this vary from offline/sleep information processing? Are there differences in the mechanisms and processes of cognitive memory versus emotional memory processing? What happens in the brain when someone experiences unprocessed trauma? This workshop will review and examine the results of extensive neuroscience research relative to normal functioning and to trauma-induced conditions.
This workshop will give you tools to work with:
Children that do not acknowledge or do not want to talk about the traumatic or adverse events
Children in the child protective system
Children living in unpredictable and chaotic environments
Children with parents that are not able to provide appropriate support
Children with attachment injuries and unmet attachment needs
Children that use avoidance as a mechanism of adaptation
Children that become dysregulated or dissociative when trauma memories are brough up or activated
Children that despite going through a lenghty preparation phase cannot tolerate the accessing of traumatic material
The World of Stories and Symbols: The EMDR- Sandtray Protocol with Children & Adolescents
12 hour virtual workshop divided in 4 modules of 3 hours each- For therapists fully trained in EMDR therapy
Formal training in Sandplay or Sandtray therapy is not required**
This is an innovative training that presents the EMDR- Sandtray protocol developed by Ana Gomez. This training covers in great depth the eight phases of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents and the use of the EMDR Sandtray Protocol. This is especially useful for children that present with dysregulation of the affective system and require greater distance from the traumatic material. In addition, children that use a number of mechanism of adaptation such as avoidance can highly benefit from using this protocol. The EMDR-Sandtray protocol offers various levels of distance from the traumatic material: The actual memory of trauma where the self is present in the story, to the general story/world where the self is absent.
One of the wonderful assets of sand tray therapy is its capacity to access implicit and right hemisphere material through the use of stories, symbols and archetypes.
It is not necessary to have the formal training in sandtray therapy as this protocol has its own procedures and principles rooted within the AIP model.
EMDR Therapy and the Use of Inner-child, Ego States and IFS Strategies with Children
12 hour virtual workshop divided into 4 modules of 3 hours each- for therapists fully trained in EMDR therapy
This workshop presents a pioneering and inventive model to use inner-child, ego state and Internal Family Systems strategies within a comprehensive EMDR treatment with children. Inner-child, ego state and IFS strategies and techniques can facilitate the exploration, accessing and processing of memories of trauma and adversity. In addition, they provide an excellent road to provide "reparative interweaves" and meet the unmet needs of children. These strategies are especially helpful when working with children with limited regulatory capacities, dissociative tendencies and deep attachment injuries (Gomez & Kraus, 2012).
Ana will have an invited guest speaker with great expertise in the use of ego state therapy and IFS that will cover the basic principles and strategies of both psychotherapies.
This workshop will be coming soon!
EMDR Therapy and Theraplay with Children
9 hour virtual workshop divided into 3 modules of 3 hours each- for therapists fully trained in EMDR therapy
The main focus of this training is the integration of Theraplay and EMDR therapy. This training has a “HOW TO” approach offering important information on how Theraplay can be efficiently used within the scaffold of the eight phases of EMDR treatment. In addition, guidelines are presented in terms of how EMDR therapists can identify the children who can benefit from adding Theraplay within a comprehensive EMDR treatment. This training places great importance on maintaining fidelity to the AIP model and the EMDR standard procedures and at the same time preserve the heart and crux of Theraplay.
It is recommended that clinicians attending this training have the formal training in Theraplay.
Ana will have an invited guest speaker with great expertise in the use of Theraplay that will cover the basic principles and strategies of Theraplay.
This workshop is under construction and development, but will be available soon.
Title: Reconnecting the SELF: Reprocessing Early Trauma & Neglect Held in Implicit Memory
Presenter: Katie O’Shea, MS, LCPC
This webinar addresses some of the most difficult challenges of using EMDR with individuals with affect dysregulation, somatic distress and attachment injuries from early trauma and neglect. Methods which efficiently empower clients of all ages with resources for containment, safety, and increased affect tolerance; then systematically target and reprocess early disturbance for which there may be no explicit memories will be summarized.
1. Prepare the client for early trauma processing with client-friendly education and resources which provide containment and safety.
2. Efficiently update innate resources without accessing disturbing material.
3. Systematically target early disturbance by focusing on time periods, using imaginal and experiential interweaves when needed.
Healing the Wounded Child: Utilizing EMDR Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Dissociation
This training consists of 4 modules of 3 hours each and it is presented online. All you need is a computer and a good Internet connection. You can attend from the comfort of your own home or office.
Title: Neurobiology of Trauma & Dissociation and Evaluating Dissociation in Children and Adolescents
Presenter: Frances Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT
Childhood dissociation is often misunderstood or missed with children with complex trauma due to lack of understanding of the animal stress response system and overlapping symptoms that can mask dissociation. Yet, dissociative symptoms can seriously impair the success of treatment.