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DATE(S): 9/28/21 – 9/29/21
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online Webinar
PRESENTER(S): Kriss Jarecki, LCSW-R 
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Course Information

Integrating Neuro Scientific Interventions In Complex Trauma Therapy

Trauma lives in the hind (brainstem) and the mid (Limbic) brain. In order to heal from trauma we have to understand how trauma works and have ways to access these parts of the brain. Sensory based interventions and therapies such as EMDR and PC provide this access and healing. This workshop will examine how we digest experiences, how parts of an experience get stuck and trauma s & s that can occur as a result. We will learn and practice many sensory based interventions that participants can take back to their clients. Interventions increase a client’s ability to practice effective mindfulness, increase sensory based integration and promote Polyvagal stabilization such as breathing techniques, guided visualizations and movement exercises.

This program is for 12.5CE
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.


Lisa Prefontaine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in the Mental Health Field for over 17 years. Lisa began working in an inpatient psychiatric setting before returning to graduate school and upon graduating with a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling, worked for 13 years in a Community Behavioral Health Clinic. Most recently, Lisa has been the Clinical Director for Mental Health Services at Horizon Health Services. In this position, Lisa focused on program development, quality of care initiatives, and staff development and training.

Harmonyhearth Center for Wisdom

Kriss Jarecki, ACSW, LCSW-R, has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. She was a faculty member of Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute for 8 years and is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR. Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years, worked for 7 years as a field instructor for the UB School of Social Work and has over ten years’ experience as a clinician and supervisor in the field of chemical dependency. Kriss currently has a private practice serving children through adults and treats challenges such as PTSD, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment issues. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. You can contact Kriss at harmonyhearth64@gmail.com


Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, Other: LMHC (All Levels)


Course Objectives:

- Explain how the brain processes experiences
- Explain at least 3 reasons processing gets stuck
- Define at least 3 symptoms experienced when it does
- Implement several techniques that assist with areas such as increased mindfulness, sensory integration and Polyvagal regulation.
- Articulate how sensory based interventions work such as EMDR, PC, Flash, etc.
- Discern possibilities for what’s next on your trauma training journey



Schedule Day 1

9:00-10:30 Traumatology of the brain

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Discussion on neuroscientific treatment protocols and demo

12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:15 Sensory based tracking and assessment strategies

2:15-3:00 Practicum

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-3:45 Mindful body awareness and tracking techniques

3:45-4:45 Practicum

4:45-5:00 Q & A

Day 2

9:00-10:45 Biology of trauma, Polyvagal Theory and the mechanism of effect for sensory based therapies

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Demo/video

12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:00 Interventions to utilize for safety and stabilization in treatment of complex trauma

2:00-3:00 Practicum

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 Practice

4:00-4:45 Summary of resources and trainings /


Cancellation Policy:

  • If they cancel one month prior they get a full refund.
  • If they cancel up to 2 weeks prior they get a refund minus $50 fee
  • If they cancel within two weeks to the day before they get a refund minus $100 fee
  • No refunds as of the day of the course