Comments from evaluations of past workshops:
"I really liked the flow of the lectures, videos and practicums. Teachers were real, professional, relatable and extremely humble and affirmed me as a therapist".
Orlando, FL 2019
"One of the best trainings I've ever attended-such skilled and genuine Presenters who made me think 'I can do this!'"
Milwaukee, MN 2018
"Your work is so inspiring and hope giving. It really helps me feel more confident in creating a treatment plan in collaboration with my clients."
EMDR Canada Conference 2017
"The presenters were so engaging and clearly passionate about their work. I learned so much! Excellent handouts. Thank you! One of the best presentations of the conference"
National EMDRIA Conference Minneapolis, 2016
Your work is inspiring. It really helps me feel more confident in creating a treatment plan in collaboration with my clients.
EMDR Canada Conference, Banf 2017
“Outstanding Presenters–really enjoyed the content, style and various modalities of teaching…lecture, video, experiential and sculpturing–please do more EMDR specialty training like this!
Hamden, CT 2014
I can work with you to create a training experience tailored to meet your organization’s needs. CONTACT ME
The following training is offered with Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC.
Treating Substance Abuse and Compulsive Behavior with EMDR Therapy
Through the use of demonstration, case presentation, lecture and video clips, this workshop explores the use of EMDR in the treatment of substance use disorders and other addictive/compulsive behaviors—specifically with clients who are not yet abstinent. This treatment-focused workshop teaches you how to stabilize clients and desensitize addiction memory networks without triggering increased substance use or relapse.
This workshop can be offered as a one day event or as a two day event that includes practicum time
CEU’ s and EMDRIA Credits available
Workshop Goals and Objectives linked to EMDR Phases of Treatment
- Phase 1: Learn history and case conceptualization concerns unique to Clients with histories of addictions.
- Phase 2: Increase your knowledge of stabilization techniques used with persons with addictions. Grow more confidence about your ability to address the needs of non-abstinent Clients.
- Phase 3-8: Learn how to desensitize the urges, cravings, and feeling states that trigger self-defeating behaviors. Increase your ability to create solid target sequence plans that will help your Clients create lives worth staying abstinent for.
RECENT TRAININGS INCLUDE:
Stamford, CT, 2012
Orlando, Florida, 2012
Women's Consortium, Hamden, CT, 2013 & 2015 & 2016
Westfield, MA , 2013
Asheville, NC , 2014
Charleston, SC, 2015 & 2016
Des Moines, Iowa, 2016 & 2018
EMDRIA Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016
Lee's Summit, MO, 2016
Glastonbury, CT, 2017
Price George, British Columbia, 2016
Banff Canada, EMDR Canada Conference, 2016
Warwick, Rhode Island, 2017
South Bend, Indiana, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri, 2017
Litchfield, CT 2018
Des Moines, IO, 2018
Milwaukee, MN, 2018
Columbus, OH 2018
Oklahoma City, OK 2018
Orlando, FL 2019