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October 20-21, 2017
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$347 Early Registration (received 14 days prior to workshop)
$377 Regular Registration (received within 14 days of workshop)
$397 Onsite Registration (space permitting)
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Workshop Brochure & Readings
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If you have not completed an EMDRIA certification prior to attending the workshop, please review this short Wikipedia article. While the readings are not required, we recommended you review some introductory materials to EMDR for better comprehension at the workshop if you have not completed an EMDRIA certification course. In addition, some other suggested and related readings include, EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy in Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma by Francine Shapiro and Margot Silk Forrest, Transforming Trauma by Laurel Parnell, and EMDR Made Simple by Jamie Marich.
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Spend two days in advanced training with Dr Laurel Parnell, a master therapist and one of the world's leading experts in EMDR. Time spent with Dr Parnell is always interactive and engaging. In this very practical workshop, she will show video recordings of a total of four complete therapy sessions that demonstrate various ways to integrate the use of attachment theory, EMDR, Resource Tapping, and other techniques into an alliance-based approach to permanent healing.
Clients who have experienced childhood traumas that have impacted their sense of safety and capacity to form close emotional relationships in adulthood require adjustments to the EMDR phases and procedural steps. These relational traumas can include childhood physical or sexual abuse, neglect, early losses, birth trauma, medical trauma, caregiver disconnection and vicarious trauma. In order for you as an EMDR therapist to be most successful with this population, it is important to incorporate an attachment repair orientation into the therapy. Through lecture, case examples and video clips you will learn how an attachment-repair orientation can be integrated into all phases of EMDR treatment.
Based in part on material from her newest book, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma (in press), this workshop presents practical information and encourages the creative use of EMDR with these clients. EMDR therapists need a specific and advanced understanding of the EMDR method--as well as additional skills-- to use EMDR to complete treatment successfully. In this workshop the overall course of treatment with EMDR is outlined, but specific areas are focused on in more detail.
*EMDRIA Credits- Please Note:
Click here to view the EMDRIA definition of EMDR.
This workshop is not considered an EMDR Basic Training Course. Completion of EMDR basic training is recommended and important to the comprehension of this workshop’s content. IAHB maintains responsibility for this course and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards. Partial completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training is required. Those attendees with only partial training are not eligible to receive EMDRIA credits. If you are not already EMDR trained, it is recommended that you complete the full EMDR basic training and have training and experience in working with EMDR and this population before using this material.
This video was produced by our colleagues at the Omega Institute.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to:
•Describe the five basic principles of Attachment-focused EMDR and how they can be integrated into the treatment of relational trauma.
•Discuss how an attachment-focus can be integrated into the history taking and preparation phases of EMDR
•List the four most commonly used resources to install as well as other useful resources and how they can be integrated into EMDR with an attachment focus
•Describe how to repair early developmental stages using imagination and bilateral stimulation.
•Name three techniques for working with dissociation
•Describe four ways to integrate an attachment-focus into the desensitization, installation, closure and reevaluation phases of EMDR.
•Utilize at least four interweave strategies
•Describe how and why to adapt the standard EMDR protocol for clients with attachment wounds.
Check-in begins at 8am and workshop hours are 9 AM - 5 PM with an hour for lunch (on your own) from 12:30PM to 2PM. There will be one 15-minute break in the morning and another in the afternoon.
For a complete workshop agenda, please download the workshop brochure.
Course Completion Requirements:
Online CE/CME Certificates are only available for those attending the seminar in its entirety. To be eligible to print your CE/CME Certificate online, you are required to sign in and out on the roster each day of the workshop, attend the course in full, and submit an evaluation. Registrants who do not want to complete this process online may pick up a paper form to complete onsite from the registration desk. Please pick up paper forms at the registration desk.
If you have completed a course prior to May 2017, please see our FAQ page for instructions on how to take your evaluation and download your certificate.
You can follow these simple steps in order to obtain your certificate online:
***Please Note: No partial CE/CME credit will be awarded.
PLEASE NOTE: This advanced workshop includes descriptions, videotapes, audiotapes, and/or reenactments of actual therapy sessions. Some of the case material may contain graphic descriptions of violence, sexual activity, or other content which could be disturbing, especially to participant who themselves have had similar experiences. The workshop is intended for healthy professionals and advanced students, who participate in at their own risk. If you find portions of the program upsetting, or if you need assistance for any other reason, please notify the instructor or program coordinator.