Trainings/Presentations

Trainings and Presentations

EMDR Therapy Trainings for Therapists

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EMDR Therapy Tools for Chronic Pain and Illness

Upcoming Dates: October 28-29, 2017 Maiberger Institute, Boulder, CO

Instructors:

  • Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Licensed Psychologist
  • Barb Maiberger, LPC

With Maiberger Institute: This two-day EMDRIA Approved EMDR Advanced Training applies the 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy to working with Chronic Pain and Illness. Therapists will learn about the relationship between childhood trauma and chronic illness (ACE study) and how to assess for related EMDR targets with clients. This course will review the neuroscience that underlies stress, chronic PTSD and illness. Experiential exercises will be explored for building affect tolerance through resource development installation and desensitizing targets related to pain and illness. Therapists will be introduced to body centered interventions including trauma sensitive yoga as integrated with EMDR Therapy. The weekend will include time for case discussion and application.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the basic understanding of the neuroscience that underlies the connection between stress, chronic PTSD and illness
  • Demonstrate at least one RDI for working with chronic pain and/or illness
  • Describe how to build affect tolerance in preparation for desensitization
  • Identify how to build a target related to chronic pain and illness

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EMDR Therapy Tools with Somatic Interventions

Upcoming Dates: July 15-16, 2017 Maiberger Institute, Boulder, CO

Instructors:

  • Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Licensed Psychologist
  • Barb Maiberger, LPC

With Maiberger Institute: This two-day EMDRIA Approved EMDR Advanced Training is an introduction to Somatic Psychology and how it interfaces with the 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy. Somatic Psychology studies the relationship between the body and psychological states by highlighting physiological patterns as a primary foundation of human behavior. Therapists will learn the history of somatic psychology and the basic principles that are the foundations of body centered therapies. This course will review the physiology of the nervous system and how somatic interventions directly influence nervous system regulation and therapy. These somatic interventions will be explored didactically and experientially through practices including body awareness, non-verbal communications, exploration of body posturing, as well as habitual stress responses. The weekend will include time for case discussion and application.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize a basic understanding of Somatic Psychology in relationship to EMDR Therapy
  • Demonstrate at least one somatic intervention that can be applied to the 8 Phases of the EMDR Therapy
  • Recognize how self – awareness of nonverbal communication increases therapist’s trustworthiness and facilitates therapeutic alliance.
  • Exhibit how Somatic interventions facilitate client’s ability to self regulate.

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EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma

Upcoming Dates: March 18-19, 2017 Maiberger Institute, Boulder, CO

Instructors:

  • Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Licensed Psychologist
  • Barb Maiberger, LPC

Workshop Overview:

With Maiberger Institute: This two-day advanced EMDR training applies EMDR Therapy to Attachment Trauma for working with adults. Lectures include the neurobiology of Attachment. Questionnaires and tools will be taught and practiced to help assess client attachment wounding. The 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy in relationship to Attachment wounding will be discussed. History taking will assess specific cognitions and possible targets for the early developmental period of attachment. RDI will be used to stabilize the client in preparation for EMDR Therapy.  During desensitization blocked processing and shame will be discussed with specific ways to manage affect regulation with body-based interventions to keep the client processing. There will be didactic and experiential exercises for therapists to apply this work to their practice and opportunity for in depth case discussion.

EMDRIA Credits: 12 CEU

NBCC Credits: 12 CE hours (1.2 CEU)

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Online Course: Resilience Strategies for Grief and Loss

Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Join Dr. Arielle Schwartz from the comfort of your home.

In collaboration with Healbright, this course provides support for anyone who has faced a loss. This course aims to introduce you to the strategies that have been shown to help people grow through adversity. These strategies will help manage the pain associated with grief and loss. We all have the capacity to grow when facing challenge so long as we have sufficient resources. Information is a powerful healing tool.

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Past Trainings/Presentations

  • EMDR Therapy and Complex PTSD
  • EMDR and Dissociation: Reflections, Considerations, and Cases
  • EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma (Wichita, Kansas-April 2016, McKenzie & Associates)
  • Play Therapy and EMDR for Children
  • Embodied Culture: A Somatic Approach to Diversity Awareness in EMDR (Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger presented this at the 2014 EMDRIA Conference)
  • Resilience Psychology:  A Strength-Based Approach to Trauma Recovery