All Training Events are 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.

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……

East Falmouth, MA: 10/3 & 10/4/19

This training is in East Falmouth on 10/3 & 10/4/19.
The cost is $350.00 when paid before 9/10/19, $375.00 after 9/10/19. A discounted price of $325.00 is available for full time non-profit employees (though you must mail in the registration that is in the flyer).

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Washington, DC: Save the Date! 10/19 & 10/20/19

Newport Kidd Productions will be sponsoring our training in the Greater Washington DC area on 10/19 & 10/20/19.

New Orleans, LA: 11/8 & 11/9/19

Carol Miles will be hosting our training in New Orleans on 11/8 & 11/9/19 at LSU New Orleans, School of Public Health.
The cost is $350.00 when paid before 9/26/19, $375.00 after 9/26/19. A discounted price of $325.00 is available for full time non-profit employees (though must mail in the registration that is in the flyer).

Register for training:

Salt Lake City, Utah: 2/21 & 2/22/2020

In Salt Lake City, Utah at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
The cost is $350.00 when paid before 1/10/2020, $375.00 after 1/10/2020. A discounted price of $325.00 is available for full time non-profit employees (though must mail in the registration that is in 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 New Brunswick, NJ:  4/27 & 4/28/19ssistance Program Mount Carmel Health System

Orlando, FL –Sponsored by Windermere Counseling and

New Brunswick, NJ– April 2019

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

“Did a superlative job in their collective training initiative, material presented in a very unpretentious and “user friendly” manner.  Thank you both for “thinking outside the box” and sharing your learning.”     Charleston, SC 2015

“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

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training, loved the honest and “real person” approach to training and therapy—thank you Hope and Kate!”     Des Moines, Iowa 2015

“Outstanding Presenters–really enjoyed the content, style and various modalities of teaching…lecture, video, experiential and sculpturing–please do more EMDR specialty training like this!     Hamden, CT 2014