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Neuroaffective Embodied Self-system Therapy - Toward an Integrated Approach

Sandra Paulsen 400pxaltInstructor: Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D..

alt Approved for 4 Hours of CE Credit

altFulfills License and EMDR Requirements

alt High Resolution Video

alt This course has same-language subtitles. You will have access to both the subtitled and non-subtitled videos when you purchase this course.


Program Description:

In the three decades of EMDR’s history, there has been an unfolding of awareness that the standard protocol of EMDR must be modified for safe and effective use with complex trauma and dissociation. There have been a number of modifications suggested to accomplish that end, involving the integration of several therapeutic approaches as needed. The challenge for clinicians is how, and by what decision process these other methods might be integrated with fidelity to adaptive information processing theory and therapy. The N.E.S.T. approach guides the process of assessment, case formulation and treatment planning for time efficient treatment. The acronym stands for Neuroaffective Embodied Self-system Therapy. “N” for Neuroaffective refers to leading edge applications from neuroscience, “E” for Embodiment using somatic therapeutic maneuvers, “S” for Self-System enlistment and deconflictualizing through ego state work, and “T” for Therapies integrated within the eight phases of EMDR and AIP. Although not a cookie cutter because of the unique nature of each complex case, NEST goes a considerable distance to systematizing the process of case formulation and treatment. The workshop uses lecture, PowerPoint, video and role playing to convey the methods taught.


Goals & Objectives:

  • Describe the process of assessment, case formulation and treatment planning for time-efficient treatment.
  • Define four important ego state interventions to use when structural dissociation is present. Utilize the Yale/Brown Inventory to assess for OCD types and severity.
  • Identify five basic somatic interventions to increase soma tolerance in Phase II Preparation.
  • Enumerate five neuroaffective elements that can be used to increase the window of tolerance.
  • Identify three parameters that indicate preparation is needed prior to standard trauma processing.
  • Identify the eight phases of therapy that originate with EMDR but can apply to nearly any trauma processing approach.

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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 4.0 hours of Advanced EMDR Training.

EMDRIA Program Approval Number: #15002-DL06

The Steve Frankel Group, LLC (SFG) is approved as a CE provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. SFG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This course meets the qualifications for 4.0 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).

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