Through the use of demonstration, case presentation, lecture and video clips, this workshop explores the use of EMDR in the treatment of chemical dependency and other addictive/compulsive behaviors—specifically with clients who are not yet abstinent. This treatment focused workshop teaches you how to stabilize clients and desensitize addiction memory networks without triggering increased substance use or relapse.
This workshop is appropriate for licensed Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors and Social Workers, that have completed EMDR basic trainings 1 and 2
About the Presentor:
Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC is a licensed clinical social worker, alcohol and drug counselor and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 20 years of experience working in community mental health in the following capacities: director of a supportive housing program for domestic violence survivors, coordinator of an assertive community treatment team and originator of a homeless outreach program that included on-site assessment, treatment placement and long term follow up for clients with histories of addiction and trauma. She was the Clinical Director for EMDR HAP for seven years and remains an active HAP volunteer. She currently coordinates a group private practice in Winsted, Ct. She provides EMDR consultations to clinicians working in private and community settings.
Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EMDR Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Kate’s focus is in the treatment of addiction, anxiety disorders and trauma. She has worked in community mental health and substance abuse clinics, group homes, and in palliative care. Kate has facilitated a variety of therapy groups including Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Co-Occurring disorders, and DOVE (domestic violence offenders). Kate is the founder and director of A Room with a New View, Inc.; a non-profit that provides renovation and decorating to non-profit group homes and community centers. She is currently an EMDR Consultant-in-Training, and is in private practice in Glastonbury, CT.
8:30-10:00 AM – Intro of presenter and brief survey of knowledge base of audience. Introduction to the
use of EMDR with addiction and the connection between trauma and addiction—citing research in this
area. Discussion about using EMDR to address active addiction versus waiting for abstinence.
10:00-10:30 How to take a trauma/addiction sensitive client history and assess for stage of change and
common risk factors. Lecture and video clips.
10:45-12:00 History continued. Practicum—history taking and motivational interviewing questions.
1:00-1:30 Review of phase 2 protocols and preparation phase and the use of A.J. Popky’s “Positive
Treatment Goal”, addiction specific resources, and the use of future template to build access to
healthier coping skills. Video, demonstration, and practicum.
1:30-2:30 Practicum—Resource Enhancement and Positive Treatment goal
2:45-4:00 Desensitizing triggers, urges and craving using A.J. Popky’s DeTUR protocol. Lecture and video
4:00-4:30 Review—questions and answers
8:30-9:30 Practicum-desensitizing uges, cravings and triggers
10:30-10:45 Introduction to how to identify “Maladaptive Positive Feeling States”, Miller’s Feeling State
Protocol and Knipe’s Level of Positive Affect Protocol
10:45-12:00 How to desensitize “Maladaptive Positive Feeling States”. Lecture and video clips.
1:00-2:00 Practicum—Desensitizing “Maladaptive Positive Feeling States”.
2:15 2:30 The use of the Standard EMDR Protocol to address common treatment barriers.
2:30-3:00 Treatment “flow chart”—presentation about treatment planning considerations.
3:15-4:00 Sculpture Group Demonstration—reviewing “treatment map” or choices when working with
4:00-4:30 “Floating forward” to Monday—consultation/questions about using concepts presented in the
training with clients in the future.
Workshop Goals and Objectives:
• Identify the common resourcing needs of persons with histories of complex trauma and addiction.
• Identify at least 2 addiction specific stabilization options to use in Phase 2 of EMDR therapy.
• Describe the steps involved in addressing and desensitizing cravings, urges and triggers related to substance/behavioral addictions.
• Identify how to address the maladaptive “positive” feelings, body sensations or irrational cognitions linked to addictions.
• Identify treatment planning options, and common NC/PC’s.
• Apply EMDR therapy to address treatment barriers.
Learn Knowledge & Skills to Integrate into EMDR Therapy Phases of Treatment:
Phase 1: Learn history and case conceptualization concerns unique to clients with histories of addictions.
Phase 2: Increase your knowledge of stabilization techniques used with persons with additions. Grow more confidence about your ability to address the needs of
Phases 3-8: Learn how to desensitize the urges, cravings, and feeling states that trigger self-defeating behaviors. Increase your ability to create solid target
sequence plans that will help your clients create lives worth staying abstinent
Workshop Dates 2018
November 12 and 13, 2018
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