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New Bonus Content

10 hrs of on-demand learning with
world-renowned experts
Kathy Steele and Dolores Mosquera.

Now included in both Learning Packages
at no additional cost!

Exclusive specialized advanced sessions to deepen your knowledge and EMDR skills!

Module 1 - 2 hrs.

Nuances of EMDR-focused History Taking


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In this module we will explore the challenges of taking a trauma history with clients who become too activated and discuss what sort of information is actually needed to proceed in therapy. First, we will discuss assessment strategies that can help the therapist determine whether the client is ready for a more detailed trauma history or not. Second, several approaches that will support the therapist in having enough information without triggering the client will be discussed. Third, we will explore how to manage clients who are overly eager to share minute and horrific details of trauma so that they become less present. Finally, we will discuss how to deal with history taking with the extremely avoidant client. Cases will illustrate assessment strategies.

Module 2 - 2 hrs.

Prerequisites for trauma processing in EMDR therapy: Stabilization tools beyond safe space


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How do we know when a client is not yet ready to process traumatic memories? What skills and capacities are necessary for trauma processing? This module will examine stabilization not only from a perspective of getting the client ready to work on traumatic memories, but as an essential part of therapy that provides necessary capacities that improve the client’s life in general. Stabilization involves a series of highly complex abilities to understand and relate to oneself and others, to identify, tolerate and regulate both positive and negative emotions, and to make adaptive decisions. We will look at how to help clients learn mindfulness, emotion identification and regulation and impulse control; how to overcome avoidance of exploring their own inner experience; how to help clients understand the mind of others; how to navigate relationship closeness and distance and tolerate normal ruptures; and how to maintain safety.

Module 3 - 2 hrs.

EMDR therapy and self-harm: Guidelines and considerations for treatment


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This module will help participants acquire basic knowledge on how to work with self-harm. We will explore the triggers for these behaviors and the many functions that self-harm serves in clients. The complexities of safety planning and reduction of self-harm will be discussed, and specific treatment approaches will be offered. Several case examples will illustrate treatment approaches. We will also explore various countertransference feelings toward self-harming clients and how to shift to a more compassionate and positive approach.

Module 4 - 2 hrs.

Working with suicidality; Can I Use EMDR with clients who report suicidal ideation?


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This module will help clinicians learn to identify the triggers of suicidal ideation and work with clients who have acute or chronic suicidality. We will explore safety plans, specific EMDR interventions and the integration of a variety of other approaches to support suicidal clients. We will also discuss countertransference that may interfere with treatment and how to work through it to a more adaptive approach to suicidality.

Module 5 - 2 hrs.

Identifying and working with resistance in EMDR therapy


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Resistance is often encountered in work with clients with developmental trauma and dissociation. In fact, it is an expected part of treatment for most clients who naturally avoid painful experiences. This webinar will normalize resistance as an attempt of the client to protect. A compassionate curiosity on the part of the therapist will support careful exploration of the intended adaptive meaning of resistance. We will discuss how to recognize various forms of resistance, how to manage countertransference, and explore various approaches to decreasing resistance and improving the collaboration of the client, utilizing EMDR and additional approaches.

About our Presenters

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Dolores Mosquera


Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRATP). Dolores has extensive experience in leading seminars, workshops, and lectures around the world. She has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America. She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders, and is a recognized expert in this field. In 2017, Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber Award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field and was made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018.

Some renowned books by Dolores Mosquera:

Kathy Steele


Kathy Steele is a psychotherapist, consultant, trainer, and author. Kathy is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received several awards for her work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy has (co) authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues.

Some renowned books by Kathy Steele:

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