The EMDR Therapy Basic Training (Weekend 1 and 2) is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 20 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating effectiveness with a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions, and addictions. EMDR Therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neuro-physiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR effects. The training is based upon the textbook by Francine Shapiro, PhD: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures, Guilford Press, NY, 2nd Edition, 2001.
THE DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM ARE:
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017 & April 13-15, 2018
Refunds: Full refund until 9/5; 75% refund until 9/22. No refund thereafter.
Supervised small group practice on each training day
Physiological overview of the information processing system
Specialized history taking to identify dysfunctional patterns and causes
Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers, and future needs
Stabilization techniques across the attachment spectrum
Reduction of overt symptoms and achieving comprehensive mental health
Addressing the full range of trauma and other disturbing life events
Applications to combat trauma in first responders
Applications to addictions, grief, anxiety, depression and somatic disorders
Applications to natural and man-made disasters
Applications to family and couples therapy
Personal use for therapist to process vicarious traumatization
About The Presenter:
Mark Nickerson, LICSW, a psychotherapist in Amherst, MA for 30 years, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Institute and HAP trainer, EMDRIA regional coordinator of Western Massachusetts, and 2014 president of the EMDRIA Board of Directors.
He is author of The Wounds Within, an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families, and editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols. He has developed award-winning innovative programs designed to reduce and resolve interpersonal conflict. Mark conducts basic and advanced EMDR trainings locally, nationally, and internationally on topics including: problematic anger and addictions, cultural competency, interventions to dismantle social stigma and depression, and the effective use of EMDR protocols.