EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Addictions
Through the use of demonstration, case presentation, lecture and video clips, this workshop explores the use of EMDR in the treatment of chemical dependency and other addictive/compulsive behaviors—specifically with clients who are not yet abstinent. This treatment focused workshop teaches you how to stabilize clients and desensitize addiction memory networks without triggering increased substance use or relapse.
This workshop is a two day event that includes practicum time.
CEU’ s and EMDRIA Credits available
Workshop Goals and Objectives linked to EMDR Phases of Treatment
- Phase 1: Learn history and case conceptualization concerns unique to Clients with histories of addictions.
- Phase 2: Increase your knowledge of stabilization techniques used with persons with addictions. Grow more confidence about your ability to address the needs of non-abstinent Clients.
- Phase 3-8: Learn how to desensitize the urges, cravings, and feeling states that trigger self-defeating behaviors. Increase your ability to create solid target sequence plans that will help your Clients create lives worth staying abstinent for.
We are happy to work in partnership with agencies and non-profits to bring this training to your community.
Please contact me directly for more information about the training events or to book this training at your location.
Oh, the places we will go……
Canaan, CT NEW DATES 7/16 & 7/17/20 Webinar
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Waterloo, Iowa: NEW DATES–8/13 & 8/14/20
Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center will be sponsoring our event in Waterloo, Iowa. Our April dates have been reschedule to 8/13 & 8/14/20 at the McBride Auditorium at Allen College in Waterloo, IA.
If COVID-19 impacts this event, it will be converted to a live webinar format using the same dates. Registrants will be given notice of any changes and can receive a refund if requested prior to the event.
The cost is $350.00, a discounted price of $325.00 is available for Clinicians working full time in the non-profit sector. To register at the non-profit price, you must mail in a check payment using a form on the flyer.
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And, the places we have been……
Stamford, CT –Sponsored by Karen Alter-Reid
Orlando, Florida –Sponsored by Lynda Ruf and Regina Morrow
Hamden, CT –Sponsored by the Women’s Consortium
Westfield, MA –Sponsored by the Carson Center
Asheville, NC –Sponsored by the Mountain Area Health Education Center
Charleston, SC –Sponsored by Roxann Hassett and Dorchester Mental Health Center
Des Moines, Iowa –Sponsored by DM Pastoral Counseling Center, EMDR & Beyond and Powell Chemical Dependency Program
Minneapolis, Minnesota -2016 EMDRIA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lee’s Summit, MO – Sponsored by Judy Gardner, Susan Thompson and Abundant Life Counseling
Prince George, British Columbia and EMDR Canada Annual Conference 2017
Warwick, RI –Sponsored by Suzanne Borstein
South Bend, Indiana –Sponsored by Crystal Whitlow
St Louis, MO –Sponsored by Laurie Furman and Sheri Rezak-Irons
Litchfield, CT –Sponsored by Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
Milwaukee, WI –Sponsored by Wendy Freitag
Edmond, OK –Sponsored by Angie Ridings
Columbus, OH Program Mount Carmel Health System
Orlando, FL –Sponsored by Windermere Counseling and GOEMDRian.org
Choctaw, MS–Sponsored by Choctaw Behavioral Health
Mcloud, OK–Sponsored by Kickapoo Tribal Health
Brainerd, MN–Sponsored by Northern Pines Mental Health
New Brunswick, NJ– Sponsored by College Recovery
Sterling, VA–Sponsored by Nancy Newport and Tracy Kidd
And the things people have said (comments from our training evaluations)…..
“I have been to many trainings and workshops for EMDR Clinicians and this was by far the best. Well prepared and I can use what I learned right away.” – New Jersey 2019
“Both Hope and Kate were willing to teach, not just from their successes, but from their mistakes/missteps. This willingness to demonstrate expertise and vulnerability is such a powerful combo and tends, in the modeling, to infuse more clinical and personal confidence in the learner.” DC 2019
“Hope and Kate are amazing. Their ability to be vulnerable, share their work, their displays of humility and humor were greatly admired. I highly recommend this training!” – Des Moines 2018
“The presenters were so engaging and clearly passionate about their work. I learned so much! Excellent handouts. Thank you! One of the best presentations of the conference” – Minneapolis, National EMDRIA Conference 2016
“Your work is inspiring. It really helps me feel more confident in creating a treatment plan in collaboration with my clients.” – EMDR Canada Conference, Banff 2017