Upcoming Seminars

DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  3/28/2020 Amherst, MA Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW (Keynote) and More 

Course Information

16th Annual - State of the Art EMDR 2020

This workshop offers 6 CE hours.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

For further information about this course please visit Official Event Website: https://wmassemdr.com/annual-spring-conference-2020/.

 

Presenter


To view biography's of all presenters for this course, please visit the official program website at https://wmassemdr.com/annual-spring-conference-2020/
 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses - Intermediate level

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

Morning Workshops (10:45 - 12:15 pm):

1. The Art of Self-Care (Jason Rose-Langston)
This workshop will incorporate the benefits of self care into the Standard EMDR Protocol.  In this seminar, participants will learn 2 basic exercises from classic Qi Gong sets that are used to create more energetic stability, better present orientation, and increase self regulation overall.  Participates will then learn how to incorporate these exercises into the Preparation and Closure phases of the Standard protocol. This workshop is designed to be relaxing and meditative, as well as motivating, informative and practical for EMDR work.



2. EMDR & Relational Psychoanalysis: Embodied Experience & Clinical Practice (Hemda Arad, Ph.D)
Following the AIP model, Dr. Arad will show how idiosyncratically stored traumatic experiences can be transformed into more spontaneous processing in which a pliable, adaptive memory system can be associated with other existing memory networks. The presenter will demonstrate how symptomatic triggering, negative thought processes, and behavior can change with the application of EMDR. Using clinical vignettes, and in-depth view centered on the ways EMDR and Relational psychoanalysis can be effectively integrated to complement each other will be provided.



3. Intimate Partner Abuse: From Entrapment to Self-Efficacy (Carol Lambert, MSW)
A serious detriment to adults and children is psychological abuse, the aspect of domestic violence that’s the most elusive, but which actually endangers the most. Intimate partner abuse touches everyone—men, women, non-binary and LGBTQ+ individuals and children. What makes psychological abuse so powerful is the social context in which it takes place—a couple or family. Participants will learn about psychological abuse, what the coercive tactics look like embedded in a partner’s behavior, how each tactic has unseen injuries that intentionally impact mental health as much or worse than physical violence, and how to use EMDR to treat it.



4. Problem-Solving Attachment-Related Treatment Impasses (Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D)
This workshop features a series of three interventions that can be helpful in working with clients whose parents fell short in some important way. Such clients can have difficulty facing trauma memories, especially the memories of be- ing hurt by the parent, and can also have difficulty resolving some of these memories. The featured interventions are simple, structured, and scripted. Participants will practice two of the interventions (the third being very simple), and will be able to implement any of the interventions with their clients with no further training.


Afternoon Workshops (1:45 - 5:00 pm)

5. Bookends of EMDR: Resourcing and Future Template Refresher (Stephanie Baird, LMHC and Desiree Lowit, LICSW)
This workshop will cover the bookends of EMDR therapy: resourcing and future templates. Participants will refresh their knowledge of many resources available (calm place, container, RDI, bubble/shield boundary, spiral, attachment script, "tip of the finger," etc.), plus learn some sensorimotor techniques. Participants will also refresh and practice use of future templates.



6. The Distancing Technique - An Introduction (Paula Krentzel, Ph.D)
The Distancing Technique is used to assist the client to become a detached observer to his/her thoughts/sensations/images. The anxiety disorders that the technique can be applied to include OCD, panic disorders, binge eating and phobias. The presentation addresses all phases of EMDR treatment and uses videos to demonstrate the technique.


7. Easy Ego State Interventions (Robin Shapiro, LICSW)
EMDR Therapy, especially with complex trauma and dissociation, can be boosted by ego state interventions in many of its stages. Ego State Therapy can almost always be helped by embedding it in EMDR’s Standard Protocol, and its use of eye movements and other bilateral stimulation. In the Preparation Phase, we can call on professional or other adult roles to identify “older/wiser” functional adult states to contain and calm younger or less functional states. For target selection, we can “float back” to younger states that contain the dysfunctional material that needs to be processed. Before processing, we can call up specific states, both functional adult and dysfunctional parts, to front-load the probability of the successful processing. This workshop introduces new topics, including EMDR Therapy targets for Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, and Suicidal Ideation.



8. The Miracle of Mindfulness / The Miracle of EMDR (George Abbott, Ph.D.)
The practice of mindfulness shares several characteristics with EMDR therapy. Likewise, there are several features that distinguish EMDR therapy and mindfulness practice. These similarities and differences lead to the realization that mindfulness practice informs EMDR and that EMDR informs understanding of mindfulness practice. The workshop explores these understandings through lectures, case illustrations and experiential practices.

 

Course Objectives:

Keynote – 1.5 CE (everyone will attend this)

EMDR & Depression

Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW

  1. Demonstrate how (based on Bessel van der Kolk’s research) that short-term EMDR treatment can impact and often eradicate depression

  2. Determine how trauma, including attachment injuries, lead to depression

  3. Examine how to use EMDR to treat trauma-based depression

 

Morning Sessions (pick one) – 1.5 CE

 

Intimate Partner Abuse: From Entrapment to Self-Efficacy

Carol Lambert, MSW, LICSW

  1. Analyze IPA and believe it’s important to address with everyone; describe the coercive tactics; know questions to ask during Phase 1 to identify coercive control in current and/or past relationships with clients

  2. Identify the hidden injuries/symptoms and reactive patterns caused by coercive tactics in their client’s experience to inform treatment planning

  3. Use EMDR protocol with clients involved in IPA to help them decrease symptoms, address negative belilefs, and increase self-efficacy

 

The Art of Self-Care: Developing Internalized Resources for Clients and Therapist

Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW

  1. Identify Qi Gong’s practical application in the Resource Development and Closure phases of EMDR

  2. Demonstrate and teach 2 basic exercises: Qi Washing and the Pillar of Light

  3. Develop a deeper understanding of energetic regulation and its application in EMDR work

 

Problem-Solving Attachment-Related Treatment Impasses

Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.

  1. Identify those therapy clients and situations in which attachment-related treatment impasses are likely to occur, or have occurred

  2. Implement a structured intervention to help the client perceive that the client’s relationship with a parent is protected

  3. Implement a structured intervention to guide the client to imaginably talk with a living or deal parent, to get “unstuck” while processing a memory of the parent’s abuse of the client

 

Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis with EMDR: Embodied Experience and Clinical Practice

Hemda Arad, Ph.D., LMHC

  1. Identify modified EMDR

  2. Describe EMDR and relational psychoanalysis may be integrated

  3. Show how patients can benefit from the modified approach to therapy

 

Afternoon Sessions (pick one) – 3.0 CE

 

Easy Ego State Interventions

Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW

  1. Explain EMDR Therapy and Ego State therapy through the prism of the AIP

  2. Incorporate appropriate Ego State Interventions in Preparation, Targeting, Processing, and Final Phases of the Standard Protocol

  3. Identify and utilize new targets for Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, and Suicidal Ideation

 

The Miracle of Mindfulness / The Miracle of EMDR

George Abbott, Ph.D.

  1. Describe 3 features shared by EMDR therapy and mindfulness practice

  2. Describe 3 features that distinguish EMDR therapy and mindfulness practice

  3. Describe clinical situations where they might recommend EMDR therapy vs. mindfulness practice, situations where they might recommend mindfulness practice over EMDR therapy, and clinical situations in which they might recommend both practices

 

Bookends of EMDR: Resourcing and Future Template Refresher

Stephanie Baird, MS, LMHC and Desiree Lowitt, LICSW

  1. List newer or more advanced resources (i.e., Bubble/shield boundary, Attachment Script, Tip of the Finger, DNMS Healing Circle, Conference Room) and practice a short one, adding these resources to their tool kit

  2. Discover basic Sensorimotor Techniques and practice one, adding these resources to their tool kit

  3. Apply Future Templates and practice one, increasing confidence to use with clients

 

The Distancing Technique: An Introduction

C. Paula Krentzel, Ph.D., MA

  1. Identify the differing OCD symptoms according to different cultures

  2. Describe the Distancing Technique and identify when to use it

  3. List the procedural steps fo the Distancing Technique as used within the Preparation Phase of the EMDR Standard Protocol

  4. Identify different types of adaptive coping statements (installed during the Preparation Phase) that can be used as interweaves during the Desensitization Phase of the EMDR Standard Protocol

  5. Determine when to process past trauma and/or triggers for OCD and panic using the Standard EMDR Protocol (either before or after the use of the Distancing Technique)

 


 

 

Agenda

SCHEDULE

8:00 - 8:30am
Onsite Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00am
Welcoming Remarks - Michelle Marchese, LICSW, WMass EMDR Network Board President

9:00 - 10:30am
Morning Keynote - Robin Shapiro MSW, LICSW    "Depression and EMDR"

10:30 - 10:45am
Break

10:45am - 12:15pm
Morning Workshops

12:15 - 1:30pm
Luncheon Buffet (included in fee)

1:45 - 5:00pm
Afternoon Workshops (break from 3:15 - 3:30pm)

KEYNOTE (9:00 - 10:30am)

"Keynote: EMDR and Depression"
- Robin Shapiro, LICSW

Studies correlate trauma, PTSD, and complex emotional trauma with depression. This workshop addresses uses of EMDR in treating endogenous depression, including mood disorders, as well as attachment-based depression. Applications of the standard EMDR protocol, Jim Knipe’s work on shame-based depression and Polyvagal Theory will be applied in case examples.

CHOOSE ONE 90 MINUTE WORKSHOP (10:45 am-12:15 pm):

1. "The Art of Self-Care"
- Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW

2. "EMDR & Relational Psychoanalysis: Embodied Experience & Clinical Practice"
- Hemda Arad, Ph.D

3. "Intimate Partner Abuse: From Entrapment to Self-Efficacy"
- Carol Lambert, MSW

4. "Problem-Solving Attachment-Related Treatment Impasses
- Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D 

CHOOSE ONE 180-MINUTE WORKSHOP (1:45-5:00 pm):

5. "Bookends of EMDR: Resourcing and Future Template Refresher"
- Stephanie Baird, LMHC and Desiree Lowit, LICSW

6. "The Distancing Technique - An Introduction"
- Paula Krentzel, Ph.D

7. "Easy Ego State Interventions"
- Robin Shapiro, LICSW

8. "The Miracle of Mindfulness / The Miracle of EMDR"
- George Abbott, Ph.D.

 

Cancellation policy

After 3/21/20 no refunds.

Refunds in full until March 21st

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.  Live in-person.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6 contact hours. Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (6) hours.

MA-LMHC: Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 866-992-9399 for the status of LMHC CE certification.

MA-LMFT: This course has been filed with the MA MFT board; approval pending


NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.  Live in-person.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.  Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (6) contact hours.  Live in-person.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours.


 


 

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