Hope Payson

LCSW, LADC and EMDR Consultant 

Distant Learning Options

Can’t attend an in-person training? Here are online distance training options

Navigating the Addiction Protocol Maze:

EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioral Addictions

with Kate Becker LCSW and Hope Payson LCSW, LADC

This workshop gives special consideration to addressing stages of change and increasing motivation


  • Articulate how trauma symptoms increase vulnerability to addiction.
  • Identify interventions that can be used in each stage of change
  • Understand how motivational interviewing questions can be used in EMDR therapy.
  • Identify at least 2 addiction specific stabilization options to use in Phase 2 of EMDR therapy.
  • Describe the steps involved in addressing and desensitizing cravings, urges and triggers related to substance/behavioral addictions.
  • Define the term: maladaptive positive feeling state.
  • Identify how to address the maladaptive “positive” feelings, body sensations or irrational cognitions linked to addictions.
  • Identify treatment planning options, and common NC/PC’s for clients with histories of complex trauma and addiction.

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