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SIMPLIFYING COMPLEX PTSD AND EMDR 2.0 - DE JONGH AND MATTHIJSSEN (NATICK MA)

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Feb 15,2020 - Feb 16,2020    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

EMDR Advanced Training

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Simplifying Complex PTSD: New Treatment Approaches and EMDR 2.0: An Enhanced Version of EMDR Therapy

February 15-16, 2020
6 credits per day: EMDRIA, APA, NASW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved clinicians. NY CEs can be arranged.

9:00am to 5:00pm both days

Livestream or In Person

The VERVE Boston Natick
1360 Worcester Street, Route 9
Natick, MA 01760

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Program Fees (includes 6 CEs per day):
    BOTH DAYS
    • $325 if sent by Jan 15, 2020
      $355 if sent by Feb 2, 2020
      $385 if sent after Feb 2, 2020
    ANY ONE DAY
    • $215 if sent by Jan 15, 2020
      $245 if sent by Feb 2, 2020
      $275 if sent after Feb 2, 2020
$30 discount per day for Clinicians working for non-profits (30+ hours a week)
Full refunds until January 15, 2020; then 80% until 1 week before training, no refunds after February 8, 2020.

LIVESTREAM and DELAYED VIEWING OPTION: CAN'T ATTEND ON-SITE? When you purchase the livestream/delayed viewing (all one option), BeaconLive will provide you with instructions on how to access the program including tech support contact info. You can then watch any part or all of the program while it is happening and email in questions as it occurs. The pre-recorded program will be available within a few days after the live version. You can then watch the program whenever you'd like for 90 days (with a $40 per month extension available if you want more time). At the end of the program, you will see prompts to a quiz to demonstrate your participation. Once you pass the quiz (unlimited chances), you'll have access to a downloadable CE certificate.

GROUP DISCOUNT RATE (for livestream/delayed viewing, only): This rate is designed so that local colleagues can both co-register at reduced rates and have the option to link up for collaborative discussions about the training content. As a group member, you have many viewing options. You can simply watch the training individually or you can watch parts or all of it with your group members. You'll have access to the livestream and the recorded training for 90 days after the training to watch/rewatch. You can create any opportunities you want to discuss and practice the techniques together. Please understand that it is unethical for non-paying clinicians to participate in the livestream/delayed viewing option.

The rates are as follow:
    • 4 or more clinicians: $30 off per person per day
      Once a group has been formed, the group organizer (captain) should register and, in the box below, indicate others in the group. Then those other group members can register using the group rate at checkout. Four are needed to start the group but additional members can add themselves to the group by mentioning their group leader's name.
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Program Description:

DAY ONE: Simplifying Complex PTSD: New Treatment Approaches
Complex PTSD is a term used to denote severe forms of PTSD with symptom clusters such as difficulties in regulating emotions, disturbances in relational capacities, and adversely affected belief systems. From a clinical point of view, there are a number of challenges when treating patients with Complex PTSD. including client fears in confronting their memories and emotions, the possibility of severe abreactions, dissociative reactions that may limit access to trauma memories, the possibility that SUD levels do not decline and that cognitive distortions (e.g. guilt) do not shift. In addition, other issues (e.g., regarding self-concept and improvement of relationships) often need concurrent clinical work.

A robust discussion has emerged within the field of trauma treatment and the EMDR therapy community regarding how soon and how aggressively clients in trauma treatment can successfully undertake direct processing of traumatic memories. An emerging trend in EMDR therapy is intensive treatment. Upending the traditional once a week therapy format, various models of intensive therapy (multiple sessions within a day or week) are reporting impressive clinical results and tout the power and efficiency of the treatment strategy.

There is mounting research supported evidence showing that the general recommendation of trauma-focused treatments as first-line interventions for PTSD is also valid for those suffering from Complex PTSD. The workshop presenters demonstrate ways this can be done in an effective and efficient manner within a limited number of sessions. Their clinical experience is supported by research experiences from four years of services within the Psychotrauma Expertise Center (PSYTREC). Research with 150 patients with complex PTSD, using a treatment program lasting 8 days, demonstrated a success rate of 70% loss of PTSD diagnosis. Similar results have come within a similar 6-day intensive treatment program at the Altrecht Academic Anxiety Centre.

This intensive treatment model applies the EMDR standard protocol, supplemented with novel techniques and applications. These innovative techniques for working with Complex PTSD (also effective for anxiety, ASD and PTSD) include targeting the fear of decompensation due to facing the trauma memories using the flashforward technique and employing high levels of working memory taxation to rapidly process the trauma memories.

This engaging workshop will include multimodal teaching methods and will include case presentations and video segments* of treatment sessions with a wide range of individuals suffering from Complex PTSD and severe comorbidities. Some techniques will be demonstrated live and participants will have opportunities and guidance to practice with the new material.

DAY TWO: EMDR 2.0: An Enhanced Version of EMDR Therapy
EMDR therapy prospers in a climate that supports innovation but insists upon corroborating research to validate findings. This workshop explores scientific interest in the working memory theory, which states that the effects of EMDR therapy can be attributed to dual taxation of a clients limited working memory capacity while recalling aversive memories. Specifically, research has shown that greater working memory taxation is more effective than lesser taxation.

This workshop presents multiple ways in which this knowledge can be integrated into EMDR therapy to maximize the working memory load. Consistent with this theory is the necessity of efficiently activating trauma memories to maximize reprocessing effects. The EMDR 2.0 package contains effective new applications that vary from modality-specific working memory-taxing techniques and serve to destabilize memories by bold techniques such as the “EMD bomb”. The purpose of this workshop is to teach new methods for the treatment of patients with Complex PTSD who display high levels of anxiety and dissociation and show limited treatment effects. Case examples, video clips* and live demonstrations will portray Innovative techniques. Participants will have practice opportunities and will receive a toolkit filled with new techniques.

Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

    DAY ONE
    • Describe common components of Complex PTSD
      Describe key features of “intensive” trauma treatment
      Describe presenters’ evidence-based methods that can speed up treatment of anxiety, ASD, PTSD and Complex PTSD
      Describe components of the debate about the need for “stabilization” and presenters’ findings and recommendations
      Describe components of the debate about treatment of Complex PTSD, current guidelines, and presenters’ findings and recommendations
      Describe presenters’ methods to deal with abreactions, blocking and dissociation in complex PTSD patients
    DAY TWO
    • Describe the working memory taxation theory
      List research findings supporting the working memory taxation theory
      Identify ways to motivate clients for processing memories that have a high level of disturbance
      Describe techniques for enhancing activation of traumatic memories
      Identify and employ multiple memory-taxing tasks to aid in reprocessing traumatic memories
      Describe techniques for destabilizing memories including the "EMD bomb"
dejongh
Ad de Jongh, Ph.D. is clinical psychologist and professor of Anxiety and Behavior Disorders at the University of Amsterdam. He is honorary professor in psychology at the School of Health Sciences of Salford University in Manchester, at the Institute of Health and Society of the University of Worcester, and at the School of Psychology of Queen’s University in Belfast. In 2015 Ad de Jongh was involved in establishing the Psychotrauma Expertise Center (PSYTREC), a mental health institution in the Netherlands that uses a short, and highly intensive treatment program for Complex PTSD. He is an approved trainer for the EMDR Europe association. He is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders and involved in research on the efficacy of evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of patient groups, including traumatized children, people with intellectual disabilities and other complex psychiatric conditions such as psychosis. He (co-)authored more than 400 articles/book chapters and 6 books on his areas of expertise. He is a member of the Council of Scholars; the Future of EMDR project.

Suzy Matthijssen Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist-psychotherapist, senior researcher, cognitive behavioral therapist, psychotraumatherapist NtVP, NRGD registered pro justice reporter, EFT therapist, EMDR supervisor in training and is a lecturer at university and post-doctorate psychology specialization programs. The focus of her research is on the optimization of trauma treatments. She works at the Altrecht Academic Anxiety Centre where she is head of an intensive trauma treatment program and she is expert leader on PTSS. She is affiliated with Utrecht University. She is involved in research on the enhancement of trauma therapy, intensive trauma treatments and working mechanisms of trauma therapy. She is on the scientific committee of the Dutch and the EMDR Europe association and is a member of the Council of Scholars; the Future of EMDR project.

EMDR Advanced Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards. This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact info@emdradvancedtrainings.com if special accommodations are required. Completion of an EMDRIA approved basic EMDR therapy training is required. Advanced Psychotherapy Trainings is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NY CEs by arrangement. EMDR ATDL maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please direct further questions to info@emdradvancedtrainings.com

Please complete your registration by clicking the confirm button at the bottom of the second registration page. You can print the confirmation webpage or save it to your desktop by right-clicking and choosing “save as” to serve as a receipt of your workshop registration. A confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide during registration — check your spam filter and/or tabs if you cannot find it (especially if you use Gmail). REGISTRATION BELOW FOR IN-PERSON TRAINING ONLY. Interested in the livestream? CLICK HERE


Location


The VERVE Boston Natick
1360 Worcester Street, Route 9
Natick, 01760



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