Master Class for Complex Trauma (Oct 2021-July 2022)
An online master class of EMDR Therapists seeking to increase their skills and knowledge in working with complex trauma and dissociation in a mutually supportive and challenging environment. This facilitated process will begin as a book study group with EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach by Anabel Gonzalez and Delores Mosquera as the text. We will seek to integrate advanced AIP case conceptualization with attachment theory and the theory of structural dissociation.
Participants will receive the benefit of two consultants, Connect EMDR’s Reg Morrow Robinson and/or Bill Brislin, a strengthening of their peer network of therapists working with complex cases, didactic and experiential exercises at each meeting with an opportunity to practice techniques, and an opportunity to integrate theory and methodology into current and future cases. Reg & Bill have facilitated this group since 2015 with each round enhancing the next. Both Reg & Bill have been delivering EMDR therapy virtually to complex clients and offering training virtually utilizing a HIPAA secure platform.
Requirements for Participation
This is a closed group for a minimum of six to a maximum of ten EMDR Therapists, plus two consultants. The group members will have completed basic EMDR training, be EMDRIA Certified Therapists, and currently be treating clients. Prior training in dissociation is not required. Members are committed to attending ten meetings, studying the required text, using an online discussion board, and presenting cases. Presenting cases to each other greatly deepens learning through broad awareness of the complexity and diversity of complex cases, as well as the healing which occurs.
Didactic Interval (30 minutes)
Discussion (30 minutes)
Case Presentations/Consultation/Practice/Wrap-up (60 minutes)
10 sessions on first Wednesdays from 1 - 3 pm US Eastern Time beginning on October 6, 2021. To convert the time to your time zone, use the “World Clock” feature on your iPhone home screen or click here.
$1100 for the package of 10 sessions. Group members unable to attend a session due to travel/illness may watch a recording at a later date.
One half-price scholarship is available to a minority therapist working in a primarily minority setting.
10 EMDRIA Credits and CEs pending. Credits cannot be awarded for consultation hours, just didactic. CEs are an extra $30.
List three symptoms of PTSD.
List three additional symptoms of Complex PTSD.
Explain the characteristics of Apparently Normal Parts and Emotional Parts.
Describe when to and not to do formal processing of DSI.
List three interventions which can assist in developing healthier patterns of client self-care.
Describe an EMDR method for reducing dissociative phobias.
List three relational situations and their reciprocal roles in therapy.
Apply the “tip of the finger” strategy to a client symptom.
Utilize a meeting place to assist a client in discovering and communicating between self-states.
Identify one characteristic of secure attachment and one characteristic of insecure attachment.
Utilize the Relational Problems Questionnaire to identify potential stuck points in therapy.
Continuing Education credit for this program is provided from Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists completing this program can receive 10.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program can receive 10.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program can receive 10.0 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program can receive 10.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Statement of Proactive Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
Connect welcomes trainees and consultees from all cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual and gender orientations. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all trainees and consultees, including Black People, People of Color, Indigenous People, and LGBTQ People. We pledge to proactively address issues of cultural competence and culturally-based trauma during every phase of professional development.
Connect CE/U provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.
There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.
- Claire Mauer