Trainings and Presentations

Dr. Arielle Schwartz Presenting

Join me for a Live Webinar April 17, 2019

Resilience Informed Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Trauma Treatment

Date and Time: April 17, 2019, 10 am – 12 pm MDT

Cost $45

At this engaging and interactive webinar, Dr. Arielle Schwartz shares valuable leading-edge strategies that allow you to successfully address the dysregulated affect and arousal states that accompany PTSD and Complex PTSD. You will learn practical tools that facilitate a strength-based approach to trauma recovery and increased resilience.

Resilience is defined as the ability to flexibly adapt to traumatic life events. This ability to “bounce back” from traumatic events is deeply connected to having the resources to work through difficult life experiences. Resilience is not a trait that you either have or do not have; it is a set of strategies that can be learned and practiced.

This webinar is designed for anyone seeking to better understand an integrative model for treating trauma. Whether you are a psychotherapist seeking to increase your toolbox or are on your own healing journey, you will receive heart-felt guidance and practical strategies for healing. Within this webinar, you will:

  • Discover an integrative model for the treatment of trauma that includes EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Parts Work Therapy, DBT, and mind-body therapies
  • Explore practical interventions to work with trauma that is held in the body
  • Understand how mind-body therapies create physiological changes to help heal PTSD
  • Learn the behaviors and beliefs associated with resilience after trauma exposure

And…You will receive a resource packet with the information shared in this webinar with practical tools to support trauma recovery and build resilience. This includes a sneak peek at my newest book on post traumatic growth.

Somatic EMDR Therapy Advanced Workshops with:

Somatic EMDR Tools for Trauma Treatment

Upcoming Dates and Locations: March 2-3, 2019, Maiberger Institute, Boulder, CO

This Somatic EMDR Workshop — taught by Barb Maiberger and Dr. Arielle Schwartz, authors of “EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment”—is designed to help EMDR therapists learn the foundational somatic skills necessary to navigate profound somatic experiences during the 8 Phases of EMDR therapy. While we know in EMDR therapy that the body is an important element of the modality, we have found that many therapists are scared of the body’s natural responses that can arise in trauma treatment. Research has shown that effective trauma therapy requires a holistic approach to deal with the cognitive, emotional and somatic symptoms of PTSD. Our approach is an integrative approach to help EMDR therapists navigate the complexities of helping traumatized clients become more embodied in EMDR therapy.

In this workshop you will transform your practice immediately by:

  • Understanding the foundational principles of somatic psychology to increase the client’s capacity to sense and feel their body so they can resolve old traumas and find a greater sense of freedom in their lives.
  • Build somatic awareness through experiential explorations that incorporate mindfulness of sensation, movement impulses, breath and boundaries.
  • Deepen your learning of the physiology of the nervous system and how somatic interventions directly influence affect regulation for the client.
  • Learn how to develop somatic targets to reprocess from body sensations, implement creative somatic interweaves for stuck sensations, and learn how to implement the use of pendulation to create safety for clients.

Learn more about the workshop here.


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

EMDRIA Credits: 12 CEU and NBCC Credits: 12 CE hours (1.2 CEU)

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EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma

Upcoming Dates and Location: November 16-17, 2019, Maiberger Institute, Boulder, CO

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.


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

EMDRIA Credits: 12 CEU

NBCC Credits: 12 CE hours (1.2 CEU)

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EMDR Therapy Tools for Chronic Pain and Illness

Upcoming Dates and Locations: July 27-28, Maiberger Institute, Boulder, CO

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.


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

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

EMDRIA Credits: 12 CEU

NBCC Credits: 12 CE hours (1.2 CEU)

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PESI 2-Day Complex PTSD Training

PESI Complex PTSD Training

Complex PTSD 2-Day Clinical Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach to Accurately Assess and Effectively Treat Clients with Chronic, Repeated and/or Developmental Trauma

Many clinicians are trained in the treatment of single traumatic events, but are not fully equipped to treat Complex PTSD. The traditional approaches to the treatment of PTSD can fall short when working with clients with Complex PTSD. Attend this workshop to learn how you can adapt your therapeutic approach to help clients diagnosed with Complex PTSD achieve more successful outcomes.

The most common question asked when treating Complex PTSD is, “where do I start?”. In this training, you will develop confidence in your ability to successfully organize and prioritize your client’s treatment goals. You will learn how to compassionately and effectively work with clients who have experienced multiple traumatic events and prolonged trauma exposure.

Successful treatment requires a compassionate therapeutic relationship and effective, research-based interventions. After this two-day workshop you will learn how to:

  • Help clients move out of crisis by building stabilizing resources
  • Prepare clients to work through traumatic memories without becoming Overwhelmed
  • Develop an integrative trauma treatment plan that includes CBT, DBT, EMDR Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Parts Work Therapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

Join Dr. Arielle Schwartz in this engaging and interactive seminar to learn valuable strategies that will allow you to successfully address the dysregulated affect and arousal states that accompany Complex PTSD. You will leave this seminar with practical tools that facilitate a strength-based approach to trauma recovery and increased resilience in clients.

CE Credits: 12.5 hours

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Resilience Strategies for Grief and Loss

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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Navigating Trauma

In this course, trauma expert Dr. Arielle Schwartz discusses the effects of PTSD on the mind and body, as well as some helpful tips in finding treatment and alleviating symptoms in daily life. At the end of the course is a collection of audio “grounding practices” designed to help people in a triggered state relax their nervous system and find peace.

This course is offered for free by Dr. Schwartz and Healbright as a community offering. Both Healbright and Dr. Schwartz are dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental health treatment and to making effective solutions more widely available. Please feel free to share this course with any individual or organization that could benefit from learning more about working with trauma and PTSD.

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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