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Integrating EMDR and Sand-Process Therapy©, a case study involving a client with severe trauma, substance use and co-occurring disorders

altCourse: Integrating EMDR and Sand-Process Therapy©, a case study involving a client with severe trauma, substance use and co-occurring disordersrSandra Paulsen 400px

altInstructor: Jennifer Mathis, Ph.D., LPCC

alt Approved for 2 Hours of CE Credit

altFulfills License and EMDR Requirements

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Building off of the introduction webinar, EMDR and an introduction to integrating Sand-Process Therapy© to Address Sexual Trauma, Substance Use & Co-occurring Disorders, this presentation, Integrating EMDR and Sand-Process Therapy©, a case study, will highlight a specific case study to help clinicians better understand how to implement EMDR and Sand-Process Therapy© with their clients.

EMDR can help client’s access deep rooted trauma patterns that exacerbate substance use and mental health issues. By integrating Sand-Process Therapy© with EMDR clients are able to experience increased levels of resourcing and regulation. This case study identifies the clients presenting problem, history, diagnosis and the rationale for using the integrative approach of EMDR with Sand-Process Therapy©. This case study follows the AIP model and addresses all 8 phases of EMDR therapy as utilized through traditional means and with the integration of Sand-Process Therapy© to process this client’s sexual trauma.

This presentation will include a brief review of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) trauma informed approach, the Adverse Childhood Experience’s (ACEs) study, and explain the differences between PTSD and C-PTSD. The presentation will focus on EMDR’s standard protocol, and introduce how to integrate Sand-Process Therapy©. The presentation will also review the history of other sand-based therapies, dynamics of sexual trauma, substance use, mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

The presentation will show clinicians how to integrate EMDR with Sand-Process Therapy© with their clients by highlighting a specific case example of a client with severe trauma, substance use and co-occurring disorders. This presentation will use lecture, PowerPoint, pictures and a specific client case study as well as session transcripts of the trauma processing.



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

  1. Apply and integrate Adaptive Information Processing Model and the eight phases of EMDR with SAMHSA’s trauma informed approach.
  2. Assess for trauma in early recovery of addictions and mental health treatment following SAMHSA’s guidelines and EMDR protocol.
  3. Explain how using EMDR and Sand-Process Therapy© together can help heal deep seated trauma wounds and subsequent self-sabotaging behaviors.


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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 2 hours of Advanced EMDR Training.

  • 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 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists and licensees of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Reciprocity for Master Degree clinicians may vary by state. Please check with your state licensing agency or board.
  • The Steve Frankel Group is an approved EMDRIA Credit Provider (EC Provider Number:15002. This course is EMDRIA Program Approval Number: EMDR-DL39