Transforming Trauma with EMDR: Part I

Price: $600.00

Participants must be fully licensed in their state, and register for Part 1 and 2 together.

"I have personally chosen and trained Constance Kaplan, MFT, as one of the first Parnell Institute trainers to teach for my institute.  Connie is an excellent trainer bringing her many years of experience with EMDR and our attachment focused  approach, as well as her talent as a presenter to her trainings.  I'm certain you will benefit greatly from Connie's wisdom, compassion and humor and learn to use EMDR with a range of clients with skill and understanding." - Laurel Parnell, PhD

San Diego, CA
(19 CE credit hours
Sept. 15, 2017 ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
Sept. 16, 2017  ~ 9:00am-6:00pm
Sept. 17, 2017  ~ 9:00am-5:30pm
(A training manual is included in the cost of the course)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Shedding new light on trauma survival, including sexual and physical abuse, accident and surgical trauma, and grief, EMDR is opening doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.

Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, we learn:

- Protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a wide range of diagnostic categories

- Client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR;

- Techniques for working with blocked processing and abreactions (catharsis)

- How to unblock blocked processing

- Methods for working with dissociation

- How to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children

- Methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure.

Required reading: Parnell, L., A Therapist's Guide to EMDR:  Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment. Shapiro, F., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  

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Constance Kaplan, LMFT, is Lead Trainer and Director of Training Trainers for the Parnell Institute for EMDR. She is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles. With 22 years of experience, she integrates EMDR into a full therapy tool set designed to meet the specific needs of each individual adult client or couple. Her tools include EMDR, Attachment-Focused EMDR, somatic modalities, couples therapy, contemporary psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness work and a sweet, funny, healing canine colleague. She provides individual and group consultation to therapists seeking EMDR Certification, Approved Consultancy and those completing their Basic Training consultation hours. She is former founding President of the Board of the Trauma Resource Institute and former President of the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought of Southern California. She has served on various trauma relief teams, facilitated TRM trainings and provided onsite trainings to first responders and mental health professionals around the country.

This course has been approved by the EMDR International Association. In accordance with the new standards for basic EMDR training, participants must complete Parts 1 and 2, receive 10 hours of consultation from EMDRIA-approved consultants recommended by the instructor, and then take Laurel Parnell's Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course in order to complete the requirements for basic EMDR training. All three parts must be completed with Dr. Parnell within a two year period.

Please note: Participants will be practicing the techniques they learn in class, this practice may bring up feelings.