Specialty Workshops

As long as people are unable to integrate the memories of the trauma, fragments of the experience keep returning as intense emotions, images, body sensations and irrelevant behaviors.– Pierre Janet

To serve psychotherapists & their clients by offering EMDR Basic Training and innovative, advanced clinical trainings focused on healing trauma’s wounds while fostering the growth of a vibrant professional community.

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Perpetrator Identified Parts and Non-Verbal Communication and EMDR: What Every Therapist Should Know.  In this workshop, Joanne Twombly will give an in-depth look at understanding Perpetrator Identified Parts and Non-Verbal Communication in the context of EMDR therapy. This training will demystify some of these situations through discussion of various styles of non-verbal communication including countertransference/transference patterns and the concepts of projective identification and reenactment. Through a combination of didactic presentation, demonstration, case examples, and learning an IFS style exercise, participants will learn to sort out, identify their responses to, and develop a useful road map for decoding, working with, and eventually resolving clinical material from clients for whom the non-verbal is a necessary and meaningful mode of communication. EMDR strategies for resource development and treatment will be discussed, along with discussion of when EMDR is contraindicated. 

Joanne Twombly has had several book chapters published on EMDR, IFS (Internal Family Systems) and Perpetrator Introjects. She is an EMDR HAP Facilitator, a certified consultant in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant. She is the past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and served on various committees and the Board of the international Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Fri. Oct 22, 2021 11:00 am -3:20 pm ET.  4 EMDRIA Credits & 4 CEs. The workshop is available via livestream with the recording OR as a recording only.

DOLORES MOSQUERA Working with Parts in Dissociative Disorders: A Practical Guide for EMDR Therapists To order recording & handouts and 4 EMDRIA Credits, email: inspiredtherapy@nuken.net Many therapists report problems in working with patients with dissociative disorders, especially regarding developing the treatment plan, structuring the sessions, or managing the patient’s internal conflict, as well as working with those parts that are most challenging. When parts are stuck in trauma, it is easy to encounter a wide range of difficulties in therapy. Some of the main problems are related to the internal conflict presented by these patients, who show difficulties in regulatory capacities, distrust, and hostility. Working with dissociative disorders requires approaching the difficulties of this clinical population, as well as developing skills to adapt the procedures and techniques. This workshop will describe useful concepts to help therapists understand patients with dissociative disorders and organize the work plan. In addition, a variety of techniques and tools for the different steps of the work will be illustrated, allowing for safe interventions with various types of clinical problems and dissociative parts. Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked for years. LIVE WEBINAR & RECORDING May 28, 2021 4 EMDRIA/ 4 CE Credits To order recording, please inquire: ckennlcsw@gmail.com

Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. Dr. Gelinas is an accredited EMDR-HAP Trainer and Psychologist from Northampton, MA., who has extensive experience teaching and practicing in the area of the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma. She is the author of The Persisting Negative Effects of Incest, a classic in the field and the first published article to recognize and describe that survivors of child sexual abuse may suffer from PTSD, until then largely considered as a condition limited to combat veterans and survivors of natural disasters. Dr. Gelinas has presented at over 200 conferences and offered over 20 courses on how to treat the effects of trauma, especially repeated traumatization. She will present on working with dissociative disorders through the integration of EMDR and the Theory of Structural Dissociation.

Integrating the MID into Clinical Practice. When more complex forms of dissociation are part of the client’s experience, EMDR therapists have often found themselves ‘hitting the wall’ – either there is no treatment progress, or they encounter unexplained abreactions or even destabilize their clients following EMDR sessions. We have come to understand that even complex PTSD involves dissociation, and dissociation demands new ways of working to help clients achieve adaptive resolution of their trauma. While many advanced workshops offer excellent guidance, including my own, understanding your clients’ dissociative symptoms is critical. The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) is a superb tool for developing a much more useful case conceptualization to guide healing work. Join Michael D. Coy for a “walk-through” of the MID and integrate it’s use into your EMDR clinical work. For clinicians with all levels of training in dissociation. Sponsored by Farnsworth Lobenstine. 6 EMDRIA Credits, 6 CEUS 

The EMDR Mixed Bag – A psychotherapist since 1981, Robin is a has expertise in EMDR, ego state, somatic, relational, attachment-focused, and many other therapies. She is adept at combining the best of diverse therapy modalities and instructing how to use them, clearly, and joyfully, to practitioners. Integrate EMDR to treat anxiety, trauma-based, attachment-based depression, utilize EMDR with Couples and with Trauma-Related Sexual Issues. Learn applications of the Two-Handed Interweave.

Live Webinar via Zoom Video March 2020

The Magic, The Science and the Promise of EMDR This exciting seminar explores the conceptualization and the humanitarian projects that have begun to give answers to these questions, told from the standpoint of Dr. Tinker, a pioneer researcher and clinician who contributed significantly to the field as EMDR approaches were developing. He examines new areas of research, brain imaging, and areas of interest that are emerging. This presentation pushes you to look at the bigger picture of EMDR that goes beyond matters of technique and integration, and asks you to consider the greater possibilities of the future of EMDR. Fall 2019

Tactical Integration in the Conference Room: A Safe and Efficient Path to Healing Dissociation with EMDR Dr. Abbott presents an integrated set of concepts and solutions will be presented toward a safe and efficient use of EMDR procedures for people suffering from a dissociative disorder. Participants will learn and explore a tactical integrationist approach combined with George Fraser’s “conference room” procedure and selected concepts from the theory of the structural dissociation of the personality. Fall 2018

Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. Dr. Mosquera outlines a comprehensive approach is needed with the most complex cases where internal conflict can lead to harmful behaviors for the self and others. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict in these clients, including traumatic experiences will be illustrated through video examples. Winter 2017

The Foundations of the Diagnosis & Treatment of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders – Dissociation is not the only kind of integrative failure in traumatized clients. Joanne Twombly has had several book chapters published on EMDR, EMDR and IFS, IFS and Perpetrator Introjects. Her commitment to providing the optimal space for healing has resulted in her becoming an EMDR HAP Facilitator, a certified consultant in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Certified, and an American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Consultant. She is the past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and served on various committees and the Board of the international Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.In this workshop, Joanne Twombly, an authority in the field of working with dissociative disorders, EMDR and IFS, focuses on essential assessment of the subtle clinical differences among many kinds of integrative failures in sense of self and emotion regulation in clients with Borderline and other Personality Disorders, Complex PTSD, and various Dissociative Disorders. Although there are many similarities, these diagnostic groups can be distinguished to a large degree by the severity and clusters of dissociative symptoms. Spring 2017

An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy Mr. Lobenstine is trained in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Energy Psychology, Ego State Therapy and Hypnosis all which facilitate his healing work. He is also equally passionate about teaching other clinicians so that they also can work ever more successfully to resolve the traumas and life challenges their clients have experienced. Participants of this workshop will gain fundamental knowledge and essential clinical skill in utilizing Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy theory. He offers guidance to help therapists understand when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. The application of these concepts foster more successful work with clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. Members gain an understanding of and practice applying these two core approaches to Ego State work, as well as learn to implement powerful safety procedures. Three workshops 2014-2016