ClearPath EMDR Training Content Material

Day One
9:00     -          Course overview
                        Re-defining trauma
                        Contributors to trauma
                        PTSD as symptoms, not the cause, of trauma
                        Floatback experience - connecting triggers with source trauma
10:30   -          Break
10:45   -          Neurobiology of trauma
                        Tasks of trauma processing
                        Phase models of trauma treatment
                        Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model
                        History of EMDR
                        EMDR Research
                        EMDR applications
12:45   -          Lunch
1:45     -          Evaluation Phase - elements
                        Skills introduction: awareness, breathwork, basic affect management
                        Practica: awareness and breathwork
                        Trauma history taking - practicum
                        Towards trauma-informed meaning of behavior case formulation
3:15     -          Break
3:30     -          Practice: meaning of behavior and case formulation
                        Trauma-informed goals for children, adolescents and adults
                        Trauma-informed treatment plan for children, adolescents and adults
5:00     -          End of day


Day Three

9:00     -          Q&A from Day 2
                        Review of phase model
                        Contraindications and cautions in use of EMDR
                        Practica: Bilateral stimulation (eye movement)
                        Alternative forms of bilateral stimulation
                        Phase 3 - Assessment
                        Negative and positive cognitions
10:30     -        Break
10:45     -        Practica: scenarios requiring negative and positive cognitions
                        Practica: assessment phase, group practice
                        Phase 4 - description of desensitization process
                        Three questions to ask when returning to original target (OT)
                        Processing continuum: EMD, EMDr, EMDR
                        Phase 5 - installation of positive cognition
                        Phase 6 - Body scan
12:45      -       Lunch 
1:45        -       Organizing target memories to be processed
                        Video of EMDR session
                        Practicum: EMDR processing
3:15      -         Break
3:30      -         Practicum: EMDR processing
5:00      -         End of day

EMDR Training - Lakewood, NJ

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Course Description:

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective and efficient method of treating traumatic memories and    related problems. This program has no “parts” or “levels” - this is the complete EMDR training as defined by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach. This program is designed to help participants learn when and how to use EMDR, and to gain competency with EMDR over a period of several months.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, in-class practice, and on-the-job practice with your clients. This is an experiential training, including practice with other participants.

Course Objectives:
Day 1

1. name four phases of a trauma-informed approach.
2. describe an expanded definition of “trauma”.
3. practice delivery of a case formulation.

Day 2

1. describe the difference between EMD and EMDR
2. name the three parts of the preparation phase.
3. practice resource development.

Day 3

1. summarize caution in treating clients with medical issues.
2. name the eight phases of the EMDR protocol.
3. state the three levels of the EMDR processing continuum.

Day 4

1. describe closure of an incomplete trauma processing session.
2. name the major addition to the EMDR protocol with recent events.
3. practice EMDR as therapist and client.

Day 5

1. describe the EMDR three-pronged approach.
2. summarize the EMDR trauma-informed approach to anxiety and panic.
3. explain the purpose of the cognitive interweave.

Day 6

1. describe Joan Lovett’s story telling technique with children.
2. describe the difference between Popky’s and Miller’s approaches to addiction.
3. explain the RUG-C acronym when working with ego states.

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Day Six

9:00          -      Q&A
                        Review of cognitive interweave
                        EMDR with children - 4 phase lens
                        Video - EMDR with children
10:30         -    Break
10:45         -    Practicum
12:45         -    Lunch
1:45           -    EMDR with dissociation and ego states
                        EMDR with medical issues
3:15           -    Break
3:30           -    EMDR with eating disorders
                        EMDR with addictions
                        EMDR with couples
                        EMDR with early crisis intervention
                        Flash technique
                        Information about EMDRIA
                        Resources and send off.
5:00            -   End of day

Day Two

9:00     -          Q&A and review of trauma concept from Day 1
                        Trauma metaphors
                        Overview of Phases 1-8 of EMDR’s 8-Phase model
                        Introduce the 4-phase model of this training
                        Possible mechanisms explaining how EMDR works
                        EMDR session video
10:30   -          Break
10:45   -          Review of evaluation phase
                        Tripartite Preparation phase - stability, skills and resources, short-term successes
                        Elements of stabilization/case management
                        Short demonstration of skills for internal state change, affect management, grounding
                        Imagery based resources - template for developing images
                        Practica: safe place and container
12:45   -          Lunch
1:45     -          Resource development and installation
                        Practica: resource development
                        Creating short-term successes with imagery-based skill rehearsal (“movies”)
                        Practica: use of resource in skill rehearsal “movie”
                        Review of client case using case formulation script
3:15   -            Break
3:30   -            Dissociation defined
                        Dissociative continuum (Watkins & Watkins)
                        Dissociation screens and diagnostic inventories
                        Practica: take the Dissociative Experience Scale (DES)
                        Client education regarding dissociation
                        Dissociation skills training
                        Client readiness
                        Explaining EMDR to clients
                        Explaining the EMDR experience to clients
                        Target sequencing
                        Home tasks
5:00   -            End of day

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Andrew is a nationally certified counselor, licensed mental health  counselor and an EMDRIA-approved consultant and trainer with extensive background in an Existential-Gestalt approach to growth and therapy. Always drawn to forms of therapy that address the entire person—mind, body, emotions, creativity and spirit, Andrew has developed an extremely holistic approach in his work with  individuals, couples, families and groups.


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Day Five

9:00     -          Re-evaluation of personal reactions to processing
                        Review of target organization and processing continuum
                        Floatback technique
                        Three-pronged approach: past, present, future
                        Live demonstration
10:30      -       Break
10:45      -       EMDR approach to anxiety and phobias
                        Metaphoric thinking
12:45    -         Lunch
1:45      -         Review of getting past stuck processing
                        Cognitive Interweave technique
                        Interweave options
                        Cognitive themes: responsibility, safety, value, powerlessness (RSVP)
                        Practica: cognitive interweave
3:15        -       Break
3:30        -       Practicum
5:00        -       End of day

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Day Four

9:00          -     Q&A and review of Day 3 processing
                        Review of phases 3-6
                        Procedures at the end of a channel of processed information
                        When to check for SUDs (subjective unit of disturbance scale)
                        Options when processing is stuck
                        Phase 7 - closure
                        Phase 8 - re-evaluation and integration
10:30       -      Break
10:45       -      Practicum: EMDR processing
12:45       -      Lunch
1:45         -      Q&A from morning practicum
                        Review - target sequencing
                        Some processing challenges
                        Recent Events Protocol
                        Treating a cluster of memories
3:15         -      Break
3:30         -      Practicum
5:00         -      End of day