Trainer- Carol Forgash, LCSW
This workshop will present a Cross Training model: the cutting edge integration of EMDR , trauma informed phase oriented therapy, and ego state therapy in the treatment of highly traumatized clients. A major focus will be the exploration and negotiation of the extensive preparation phase that is often required to safely build up stabilization, affect and dissociative symptom management skills, and the therapeutic relationship, prior to the actual trauma processing and desensitization phase of EMDR treatment.
Participants will be taught how to weave these methods into EMDR treatment to help complex trauma clients develop appropriate internal and external boundaries and acquire skills to promote affect regulation. Having established these prerequisites, participants then will learn how to use this cross training model for successful EMDR reprocessing.
Carol Forgash is in full-time clinical and consulting practice in Smithtown, New York. She provides treatment utilizing EMDR and Ego State Therapy for complex PTSD, general psychotherapy, health issues, couple’s work, and performance issues. She is an internationally known lecturer and consultant on the integration of EMDR and Ego State work and psychodynamic treatment, the treatment of complex PTSD, and the health issues of sexual abuse survivors. Carol has presented at EMDRIA and ISSD conferences and was a Keynote Speaker at EMDR Europe 2002 and 2003. She has contributed several chapters on EMDR work with complex trauma and dissociation to EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations, Editor Marilyn Luber.(Springer, 2009). Carol is the co-author, co-editor of Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy (Springer, 2007).
Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD, is the director of Advanced Educational Productions. She is a Facilitator for EMDR Institute Trainings. She specializes carol forgash image2in treating dissociation, trauma, performance enhancement and health issues. Carol is a well known speaker and has presented at EMDRIA and ISSTD international conferences. Carol is a past president and member of the Board of Directors of EMDR-Humanitarian Assistance Programs (EMDR-HAP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EMDR-HAP can be described as a global network of volunteer EMDR clinicians who provide training in EMDR to help communities heal from traumas such as war or natural disasters.
EMDR therapists will learn:
The Participant will be able to Identify Specific stabilization strategies to help clients deal with dissociative and affect management symptoms
- The Participant will be able to describe the relationship of Ego State Theory to the Adaptive Information Processing Model
- The Participant will be able to define the fundamentals of Ego State Theory and Practice and the rationale for the EMDR/Ego State Integrated Model.
Workshop Location & Lodging:
July 14th and 15th, 2017
San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio, TX 78205