Hope Payson

LCSW, LADC and EMDR Consultant 

Home Study!

Can’t attend an in-person training? I am now offering a 12 credit on-demand home study option, so you can learn at home at your own pace.  

This is not a recording of a previous training.  It is a carefully created series of videos made specifically for study at home, that includes scripted handouts,  group demonstration opportunities, video examples of addiction protocols in use, and interviews with EMDR/Addiction experts who offer advice on how to help clients in a wide variety of treatment settings. 

The Power of the Pain: EMDR Therapy, Addiction and Recovery

with Hope Payson LCSW, LADC and other EMDR/Addiction experts who work in a variety of settings

                                      This workshop gives special consideration on how to use EMDR therapy in all stages of change and                                                    strategies that can be used to address motivational and stabilization challenges.                     


  • 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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