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Behind Locked Doors: EMDR Therapists Working with Incarcerated People to Intervene in Generational Trauma and Relieve Suffering

alt Course: Behind Locked Doors: EMDR Therapists Working with Incarcerated People to Intervene in Generational Trauma and Relieve Suffering

alt Instructors: Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D., Seal Dwyer, MS, LMFT, Michael Elder, MA, MFT, CTS, Brenda Frechette, Ph.D., Fritzi Horstman, Kinga Komarzynska, Ph.D., Brenda Rahn, Ph.D., Sik-Lam Wong, Ph.D., LMFT

alt Approved for 6.5 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills License Requirements

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video

    sandra paulsen

Looking Through the Eyes of High Functioning Autism: Accommodating NeuroBeautiful Brains with EMDR

This workshop is not affiliated with Annie Kotowicz's company Neurobeautiful. We recommend her book "What I Mean When I Say I'm Autistic.”

altCourse: Looking Through the Eyes of High Functioning Autism: Accommodating NeuroBeautiful Brains with EMDR (EMDR-132)Sandra Paulsen Photo

altInstructor: Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 3.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgists, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

alt This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video



Program Description:

In a prior brief course, Sandra interviewed Sherri Paulson (no relation), the latter being a pioneer in the EMDR field regarding modifications needed for working with individuals on the autism spectrum, with emphasis on significant levels of autism (Paulson, 2022; Paulsen & Paulson, 2023). In this workshop, Dr Paulsen addresses primarily the challenges of discerning and supporting so-called “high functioning autistic” (HFA) individuals, many of whom are also gifted. The label of HFA and the field of autism itself are fraught with controversy and conflict between proponents and detractors. Many of these problematic terms are described in this workshop and put in the context of theories of autism and/or the phenomenology of autism. The course is intended to help EMDR clinicians become aware of the existence and experience of autistic individuals who are frequently carrying significant trauma histories, who may also be dissociative (Reuben, 2021), and who may habitually mask their autism as a survival strategy. The course reviews modifications to consider for the eight phases of EMDR. Sandra’s customary use of original cartoons, now in full color, facilitate quick telegraphing of complex psychological concepts to workshop participants. A companion book will soon be available with those full color psychoeducational cartoons attendees for clinician use in the office, and for self-help use for autistic individuals.

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define six commonly used terms to describe phenomena associated with autism.
  2. Describe four ways that autistic nervous systems often function differently than neurotypical brains.
  3. List six modifications to EMDR that are often needed for autistic individuals.

Registration Information


 
  $99.00

 

CE Approval Information

  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
  • SFG is an approved EMDRIA International CE Credit Provider, #15002 and maintains responsibility for its EMDR courses’ programs and contents in accordance with EMDRIA Standards.

The Theory and Practice of the Flash Technique

altCourse: EMDR Bridging the Gap: From Protocol to PracticeDavid Ibrahim Photo

altInstructor: Sik-Lam Wong, PhD, LMFT

alt Approved for 5.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgists, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

alt This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video



Program Description:

The Flash Technique was developed by Phil Manfield in 2017 as part of the Preparation Phase (Phase 2) of EMDR with the intention of quickly reducing the client’s emotional response to traumatic memory so EMDR can proceed. It was an extreme form of paired titration used in EMDR, developed by Krystyna Kinowski in 2003. While in Kinowski’s paired titration the client would focus on a resource and then briefly recall the disturbing memory, in the original version of Flash Technique, the client would focus on a resource and recall the disturbing memory so briefly that the client would not see or feel the disturbing memory. Currently, clients doing the Flash Technique will only need to identify the disturbing memory without dwelling on it and just to focus on something that is pleasant and engaging. The client would do bilateral stimulation such as eye movement or alternating tapping, and blink when prompted by the therapist, all without any attempt to recall the memory.

The Flash Technique is a simple protocol and a user-friendly protocol in that can be learned in a few hours. It is also easy to use in clinical practice. Even master-level social work and counseling students can use it effectively to help their clients to process their disturbing memories. It is also user-friendly for clients in that they do not have to dwell on the details of the trauma during processing. FT is being used not only in the counseling rooms worldwide, but also in populations distressed by trauma such as refugees and the homeless.

This course on the Flash Technique (FT) draws from the speaker’s own practice and research on FT, working with homeless substance abusers and teaching master-level social work students to do trauma work with FT online. It will also cover the theory of FT, developed by the speaker, using well-accepted working memory research and fMRI data from neuroscience. This course will provide the new FT therapist with a proven script for immediate use in the counseling room. It will also provide the more experienced FT therapist with the theoretical foundation for the practice of the Flash Technique.

In this course, we start with an overview of trauma and a review of the theory and practice of FT as part of the Preparation Phase (Phase 2) of EMDR. We then discuss the use of positive engaging focus (PEF) in the Flash technique as well as obstacles preventing the successful use of FT, such as feeder memories and blocking beliefs, and we address ways to get around those obstacles. We will also discuss the use of FT for highly traumatized individuals, using calming and experiential PEFs. In addition, we will touch on special situations such as the use of FT for processing of guilt and shame issues and the use of FT to support victims of natural disasters. There will also be an in-depth discussion of the theory for FT. The didactics will be illustrated with live and recorded demonstrations of volunteers processing their disturbing memories with FT. There will be two practicums, and we will have ample time for discussion and Q & A.

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic procedure of FT.
  2. Name at least three examples of a positive engaging focus, typically used in FT
  3. Name the two threat detection systems in the brain.
  4. Identify two possible changes in the traumatized brain.
  5. Explain the difference between high-intensity and low-intensity trauma intervention
  6. Explain the difference in approach for using FT for individual and group therapy.

Registration Information


 
  $110.00

 

CE Approval Information


  • Program Approval Number: #15002-DL74
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 5.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
  • SFG is an approved EMDRIA International CE Credit Provider, #15002 and maintains responsibility for its EMDR courses’ programs and contents in accordance with EMDRIA Standards.

Treatment of Attachment Trauma and the Dissociative Sequelae in Clients of All Ages: A Developmentally Grounded Approach to Case Conceptualization with EMDR Psychotherapy

alt Course: Treatment of Attachment Trauma and the Dissociative Sequelae in Clients of All Ages: A Developmentally Grounded Approach to Case Conceptualization with EMDR Psychotherapy 

alt Instructors: Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 7.5 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills License Requirements

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video

   robbie adler tapia