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Apr 13,2018 - Apr 15,2018    Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by EMDR senior trainers selected and trained by EMDR originator Dr. Francine Shapiro

EMDR Therapy Basic Training
Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW
The EMDR Therapy Basic Training Courses offer 40 CE Credits
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Sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association
additional co-sponsors include the EMDR Institute and EMDR Advanced Training, LLC
    Derryfield Country Club
    625 Mammoth Road
    Manchester, NH 03104
      This is a continuation of Weekend 1 Basic Training
      Weekend 2: April 13-15, 2018
        Click here to download the PDF.
          The EMDR Therapy Basic Training (Weekend 1 and 2) is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 20 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating effectiveness with a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions. EMDR therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neuro-physiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR effects. The training is based upon the textbook by Francine Shapiro, PhD, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures Guilford Press, NY, 2nd Edition, 2001.
            Training Highlights
              • Supervised small group practice on each training day
                Physiological overview of the information processing system
                Specialized history-taking to identify dysfunctional patterns and causes
                Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers and future needs
                Stabilization techniques across the attachment spectrum
                Reduction of overt symptoms and achieving comprehensive mental health
                Addressing the full range of trauma and other disturbing life events
                Applications to combat trauma and first responders
                Applications to addictions, grief, anxiety, depression and somatic disorders
                Applications to natural and man-made disasters
                Applications to family and couples therapy
                Personal use for therapist to process vicarious traumatization
                • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Session
                • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Session
              WEEKEND 2 (APR 13-15 2018) LEARNING OBJECTIVES
                • 10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice
                  Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy
                  Describe protocols for closing down incomplete sessions
                  Describe 3 resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
                  Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
                  Describe strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
                  Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
                  Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders
              Mark Nickerson, LICSW, a psychotherapist in Amherst, MA for 30 years, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Institute and HAP trainer, EMDRIA Regional Coordinator of Western Massachusetts, and 2014 President of the EMDRIA Board of Directors.
                He is author of The Wounds Within, an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families and editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Innovative Strategies and Protocols. He has developed award winning innovative programs designed to reduce and resolve interpersonal conflict.
                  Mark conducts basic and advanced EMDR trainings locally, nationally, and internationally on topics including treatment for problem behaviors including problematic anger and addictions, cultural competency, interventions to dismantle social stigma and oppression, and the effective use of EMDR protocols.
                    Authorized Format: EMDR therapy is a specialized approach that requires supervised training for full therapeutic effectiveness and client safety. The training will consist of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations and supervised practice. The format of this workshop has been designed by the originator of EMDR therapy, Francine Shapiro, PhD. The workshop leaders have been individually selected and trained by her to provide the comprehensive information necessary for appropriate client selection and effective utilization of EMDR therapy. This is the workshop program which has been taught by Dr. Shapiro since 1990. EMDR Institute adheres to the ethical standards of APA, social work, nursing and other mental health boards.
                      Integrating EMDR Therapy with Other Approaches: As an integrative psychotherapy approach, EMDR is compatible with all contemporary paradigms including, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, experiential and systemic approaches.
                        Goal of the EMDR Basic Training: This experiential training will familiarize participants with a broad spectrum of EMDR therapy applications sufficient for comfortable and efficient use with a wide range patients and situations. Special attention will be given to the therapeutic needs of clients.
                          Program Fees (includes 40 CEs)
                            • $1150 - training (6 days)
                              $400 - 10 hours mandatory consultation between and after trainings
                              $245 - breakfast/lunch/coffee/snacks for six training days
                              $1795 - total
                            • $100 discount NHPA members
                          1. Refunds: Full refund until 3/1; 75% refund until 3/15. No refund thereafter.
                          Qualifications for Attending: A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR therapy. Participation is welcome for all levels of mental health professionals who have a masters degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board which authorizes independent practice.
                            Intern/Graduate Student Requirements: Completion of graduate level coursework at an accredited school and be on a licensing track under state sanctioned supervision by a licensed clinician. Please submit a current supervisor’s letter with his/her degree and license number.
                              Questions or Concerns: If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references or content evaluation, contact Mark Nickerson:
                                Certificate of Completion Requirements:
                                1. Reading the textbook EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (Shapiro 2001)
                                2. 10 hours of case consultation with an EMDR Institute Approved Consultant (included)
                                3. 5 hours are required prior to Weekend 2; 5 hours after Weekend 2
                                  PLEASE NOTE: A CE certificate for 20 credits will be issued upon completion of Weekend 1 and 20 credits upon completion of Weekend 2
                                    Case Consultation: 10 hours of case consultation are required to complete the EMDR Basic Training and are included as part of the training; Workshop fees include case consultation.


                                    Derryfield Country Club
                                    625 Mammoth Road
                                    Manchester, 03104

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