Training Events





Training Events

The following training is offered with co–trainer Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT:

Treating Substance Abuse and Compulsive Behavior

with EMDR Therapy

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.


Oh, 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

2016 EMDRIA Conference 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–Sponsored by Crime & Trauma Assistance Program Mount Carmel Health System 

And the places we will go……



Orlando, Florida 2/1 & 2/2/19 Click here to Register.  Click here for a Flyer and a mail in registration option.

           New Brunswick, NJ 4/27 & 4/28/19  Click here to Register.  Click here for a Flyer and a mail in registration option.

Save the Date! Newport Kidd Production will be sponsoring our training in the Greater Washington DC area on 10/19/19 & 10/20/19. Registration information will be posted as we get closer to the date!


And the things  people have said (comments from our training evaluations)…..

“Awesome training !  I would come to any training you guys present! Loved it!  Learned exactly what I wanted to.  You guys are awesome—tap that in! ”   Des Moines, Iowa 2015

The presenters were so engaging & clearly passionate about their work. I learned so much! Excellent handouts. Thank you. One of the best presentations of the conference. EMDRIA Conference 2016

“Your work is so inspiring and hope giving.  It really helps me feel more confident in creating a treatment plan in collaboration with my clients.”  EMDR Canada Conference 2017

“Hope and Kate are a dynamic duo!  They are well informed, personable and professional.  I have greatly enjoyed this workshop.”  St Louis, MO 2017

“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

“One of the best trainings I’ve ever attended–such skilled and genuine Presenters who made me think ‘I can do this!'”  Milwaukee, 2018

“Love, love, loved it! I’ll be a better EMDR therapist now!” Edmond, OK 2018

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 listed above or to book this training at your location.  CONTACT ME