17th Annual Conference State of the Art EMDR 2024

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State of the Art EMDR 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024
8:30am-5pm

Holykoke Community College
Kittredge Center
6 Continuing Education Credits for EMDRIA, PhD psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists.  CE's for Social Workers are pending approval. Completion of an EMDRIA-approved basic EMDR training is required for registration.
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Online Registration closes on March 31, 2024. After that date, walk-ins are welcome. This workshop is held in facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Stephanie Baird at [email protected] if special accommodations are required.

Morning Keynote:

Dissociation Made Simple: Changing the Conversation for EMDR Therapists” - Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, RYT-500

 

Morning Workshops 90 minutes (choose one)

1. “Going from Clinician to Healer with Path of the Wounded Healer: Meeting Area Screening and Assessment (MASA)” - Adam O’Brien, Ph.D.

2. “Dual Focus treatment: OCD and PTSD” - Paula Krentzel, Ph.D., Jennifer Tattersall, LCSW, CCDP, CBIS

 

Afternoon Workshops 180 minutes (select one) or select both 90 minutes

3. “Using the Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) with Persistent Personal Patterns of Action/Behaviors and Feelings: a Focus on Oppositional Patterns and Attitudes that Interfere with the Therapy Process” - Ross Hackerson, MA, LMFT (180 minutes)

4. “EMDR Therapy for Loss and Grief: The Phenomenon of After Death Communications – Spontaneous and Induced” - George Abbott, Ph.D. & Ted Olejnik, LICSW, LAC-I (180 minutes)

5. “Boundaries in Eight Dimensions: Expanding Safety in the Eight Phases of EMDR”- Anne Thompson,LPC (90 minutes)

6. “Integrating Yoga into EMDR - Phase 2” - Hannah Tosi, LICSW (90 minutes)

Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 am  - Onsite Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:40 - 9:00 am - Welcoming Remarks: Melysa Friedman, LICSW Western Mass EMDR Network Board President

9:00 – 10:30 am - Morning Keynote

10:45 am – 12:15 pm -  Morning Workshops

12:15 - 1:15 pm - Luncheon Buffet (included in fee)

1:30 - 4:30 pm - Afternoon Workshops (break from 3:00-3:15 pm)

4:30-5:00 pm - Checkout & CEU’s

Program Fees (Includes Luncheon and EMDRIA Credits)

$175
$150 for retired clinicians + Community Mental Health Clinicians working 30+ hours/week (non-reimbursed by agency)
Refund policy: Full refunds will be given up to one week prior to the event. Please contact Sarah Burnham with any refund questions: [email protected]
To make an additional donation to Western Mass EMDR (not Meeting registration)

17th Annual Conference Registration

To register, you also must make the registration payment via the buttons shown above this form, or via check to The Western Mass EMDR Network, Inc and send to 100 King St. Suite 203 Northampton, MA 01060

17th Annual Conference

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Afternoon Workshops 180 minutes (select one) or select both 90 minutes(Required)
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Or make check out to The Western Mass EMDR Network, Inc and send to 100 King St. Suite 203 Northampton, MA 01060
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Program Descriptions

Keynote: Jamie Marich: Dissociation Made Simple: Changing the Conversation for EMDR therapists

In this keynote address, Marich offers you a simple breakdown of what it really means to dissociate, shares on how common teaching in the EMDR community are creating barriers to good care, and offers you a new paradigm for helping you navigate your clients experiences of dissociation by better understanding your own. Informed by literature, her own lived experience, and the findings of a recent phenomenological inquiry that she conducted with survivors of trauma. Marich’s keynote will help you to change the way that you look at dissociation in your practice of EMDR Therapy. Morning Workshops

1. “Going from Clinician to Healer with Path of the Wounded Healer: Meeting Area Screening and Assessment (MASA)” with Adam O’Brien, Ph.D.

Participants will learn about Meeting Area Screening and Assessment (MASA), which includes the dissociative-informed Addiction as Dissociation Model (ADM) and the healing-focused phase model: Path of the Wounded Healer (PWH). Within the framework of the Adaptive Information Model (AIP), participants will take a “psychedelic journey” that we have come to know as healing.

2. “Dual Focus treatment: OCD and PTSD”- Paula Krentzel, Ph.D., Jennifer Tattersall, LCSW, CCDP, CBIS

Clients who are diagnosed with OCD often have a comorbid trauma diagnosis. It is essential that clinicians understand the similarities and the differences in OCD and PTSD symptomatology. Symptoms often overlap; however, they differ in functionality. Participants will learn a comprehensive interview questionnaire that helps delineate PTSD from OCD symptomology and discern the complex factors in dual focus treatment. In addition, case conceptualization with concurrent treatment of OCD and PTSD are examined.

 

Afternoon Workshops

3. “Using the Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) with Persistent Personal Patterns of Action/Behaviors and Feelings: a Focus on Oppositional Patterns and Attitudes that Interfere with the Therapy Process”- Ross Hackerson, MA, LMFT (180 minutes)

Largely experiential presentation differentiates between Trauma based behaviors and memories requiring Standard Protocol and Fixated Memory (addictive) behaviors requiring the FSAP. Trauma behaviors and Feeling State behaviors as two different phenomena. Using the FSAP with behaviors as Anger/rage, Co-Dependence, Oppositional Client Attitude, and Attachment Dysfunction in regular practice. Identifying Trauma (Standard Protocol processing) vs. Feeling State (FSAP processing) in case conceptualization and treatment. Experiential learning component: working with automatic oppositional behaviors in self and others

 

4. “EMDR Therapy for Loss and Grief: The Phenomenon of After Death Communications – Spontaneous and Induced”- George Abbott, Ph.D. & Ted Olejnik, LICSW, LAC-I (180 minutes)

Participants of this workshop will explore an extraordinary phenomenon that has been observed during EMDR therapy for grief following the loss of a loved one, a stranger for whose death they feel responsible, or even a pet considered to be a family member. During or shortly after an EMDR session, a patient may see, smell, hear or otherwise sense the presence of the deceased. Patients typically report a restored sense of connection with the deceased. In addition to the reassuring sense of presence, patients often report hearing a message to the effect, “I am OK, and you should continue to live and enjoy your life.” Occasionally, a life-review of the deceased, practical advice, or even a prediction of future events become part of the patient’s experience. Alan Botkin, PhD, an EMDR therapist stumbled on interventions which led a high percent of his grief patients to experience ADCs. He called his main intervention, “Induction of After Death Communication,” (IADC). This workshop will describe Botkin’s interventions and challenge participants toward making sense of ADCs. The workshop will include lecture, case vignettes, video, participant reports of their own experiences, and Q & A.

5. “Boundaries in Eight Dimensions: Expanding Safety in the Eight Phases of EMDR”- Anne Thompson,LPC (90 minutes)

The Eight Dimensions of Boundaries is a tool to make the invisible visible. Through highlighting the overlap of boundaries’ psychological and concrete nature, the framework is a response to dominant social constructs of what constitutes a “healthy” boundary. The tool emphasizes boundaries as not just barriers, but actually as parameters for safe and necessary vulnerability. We will consider influences on what makes a boundary “safe enough” and secure, including how it changes over the lifespan.

6. “Integrating Yoga into EMDR - Phase 2”-Hannah Tosi, LICSW (90 minutes)

Explore practical and theoretical means of incorporating the 8 limbed lifestyle practices of Yoga into the Preparation Phase of EMDR Therapy. Participants will receive tools including gentle movement practices, breathing techniques, and ethical approaches to living a whole life that can be utilized for self-regulation, and resourcing.