LCSW, LADC and EMDR Consultant
Addressing Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Addictions with EMDR Therapy
Workshop Goals and Objectives linked to EMDR Phases of Treatment
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
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.
Join us for in-person in Des Moines, Iowa or attend virtually
October 5 & 6, 2023
Follow this link for more information and to register:
Join us via Zoom for three days of 4 hour segments
January 19th, 20th and February 3rd, 2024
9:00 -12:00 Central Time
This event is a totally virtual option, sponsored by EMDR St. Louis, that breaks the event up into three 4 hour segments to decrease “zoom fatigue” – because we know that is real:)
For a flyer with more information on this event please click the button below.
To register for this virtual training please click the registration button below.
Need total freedom in regards to time? You can find a home study version of this training using the on-demand learning tab.
And, the places we have been….
Atlanta, GA–Sponsored by Angie Heath
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
“This was a standout training in every way. The concepts were well explained and I feel comfortable immediately implementing the interventions involved. I feel like I have both a practical and conceptual understanding of the treatment Substance Use Disorders with EMDR. I also feel like the training has strengthened my understanding of EMDR treatment in general, and not just in the area of substance use. Hope is a phenomenal trainer. She is engaging, funny, well organized and concise, while also being able to engage deeply with the material and with questions” Atlanta Training 2022
“This was literally one of the best, if not THE BEST training I have been to in a long time. Hope, you are truly brilliant! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Online Webinar 2022
This program was excellent. The content was clearly presented and new information was reinforced with examples , practice and review. Each aspect of the work built upon the understanding of the former concept presented. The availability and quality of the handouts and outline was a plus! I feel empowered to practice in a new way and to explore more learning about the treatment of addictions. Hope Payson is a wonderful presenter! She is knowledgeable, thoughtful in her responses to questions, and aware of the learners needs Thank you for a great learning experience! Online Webinar 2022
“This was one of the best organized and informational trainings I have attended. I appreciate the practicum and how you laid everything out for us to use in practice immediately. Thank you Hope-you are inspiring!” -Online Webinar 2020
“Hope is an outstanding communicator thanks to her organized mind and wry sense of humor. Her presentation style is especially natural, and she takes great care to inject variety into the overall two-day structure—moving seamlessly from demonstration, to videos, to guest presenters, etc.—ensuring participants remain engaged throughout. Hope has a real gift for doing this work.”-Online Webinar 2020