MET(T)A PROTOCOL

Mindfulness & EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies

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MET(T)A is a new and innovative way to envision and implement Addictions treatment that is grounded in the well researched 30 year old theory and practice of EMDR therapy. This approach leans heavily upon the incredible work of those who have explored the use of EMDR therapy with PTSD, addictions and a whole host of issues, and upon the obvious and deep need for trauma resolution to be a focus of sustainable long term recovery.

Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

JAN 7th, 2019 - MINDFULNESS RETREAT FOR EMDR CLINICIANS w/ the MET(T)A PROTOCOL

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Start 2019 with Right Mindfulness and Right Action.
Intimate setting near Highland Park
space is limited.

• Earn 6 EMDRIA Credits and 6 APA Continuing Education Credits
• Strengthen your personal mindfulness practice
• Bring more Mindfulness into your work with clients across all 8 Phases of the Standard Protocol

North East Los Angeles
Monday, January 7th, 2019
9:00AM - 4:30PM
$225


Join sought after Buddhist mindfulness teacher Dr. Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, LMFT, Senior Faculty at the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer, as he leads you through a day-long mindfulness retreat to bolster your own mindfulness practice, learn how to bring mindfulness into your EMDR work with clients, and strengthen your resilience to compassion fatigue.

Based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as well as the principles and practices outlined in the book Clinical Dharma by Dr. Dansiger, this retreat will help you improve your personal feeling of well-being, improve your skills and finesse as an EMDR practitioner, and help you toward working with EMDR Therapy as a complete mindfulness based psychotherapy, whether in an agency or private practice. Take this opportunity to engage more fully with the ideas and practices described in the MET(T)A Protocol and in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC and Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, LMFT.

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LOCATION: due to confidentiality concerns, exact location address will be delivered via email to participants one week before event date.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA is an approved provider of the California BBS of CA for MFTs and Social Workers. Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact Information: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 1377 Springwood Trace SE, Warren, OH 44484 info@mindfulohio.com (330-881-2944)

This program is approved for 6.0 credits by the EMDR International Association (#10002-40)

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY: Payment refundable (minus $20 processing fee) if a cancellation/refund request is made up to 7 days prior to retreat date. Any cancellations or refund requests made within 7 days leading up to the event (or after the event) regretfully, cannot be honored.

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Nov
8
to Nov 10

U.S. Journal Training - 9th Western Conference: Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

The 9th Western Conference: Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.

The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I will present a workshop on Thursday afternoon:

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

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Oct
4
to Oct 7

Presenting at the 2018 International EMDRIA Conference

I am quite excited and grateful to be presenting two times at the 2018 EMDRIA Conference in Atlanta on October 4th through 7th, 2018. In addition to presenting about the Mindful EMDR Therapist with my colleague and coauthor Jamie Marich, I also have the opportunity to present on Buddhist Psychology, EMDR Therapy and Addictions. This presentation on the MET(T)A Protocol updates my presentation from 2016 EMDRIA International Conference in Minneapolis, and further highlights how this type of integration may help in creating systemic change in the delivery of services.

October 4th through 7th, 2018
Hilton Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
www.emdriaconference.com

In 2016, I had only really begun putting MET(T)A into action at Refuge Recovery Centers. The fact that the presentation resonated with so many at that time helped me to continue with the work. It was also at that conference that Springer Publishing signed Jamie and I to our contract to write EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

At the 2018 EMDRIA Conference, Jamie and myself, the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and StartAgain will all be well represented and our message of the power of the Standard Protocol delivered with mindfulness in the service of powerful trauma-focused care can take its next steps toward the easing of suffering for many beings.

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Sep
13
to Sep 16

Keynote Presentation at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: The MET(T)A Protocol

I will open one day of the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders with a talk on "Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach." I am excited for the opportunity to continue to share my experience thus far with the MET(T)A Protocol, and to help participants start to think and work proactively toward trauma-focused care from a trauma-informed perspective. The momentum has been shifting in this direction for awhile now, and now I am very grateful to have opportunities like these to deepen and broaden the dialogue about and the practice of trauma-focused care. As my presentations at EMDRIA approach, I am very excited to share with this group of participants how the power of Buddhist psychology, EMDR therapy and AIP model as a template for treatment continues to be a possible game changer in the treatment world, and how it can also impact other agency and private practice settings as well.

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Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

MET(T)A Protocol in London

On Friday July 27, Mark Brayne and EMDR Focus have invited me to present a day long workshop on the MET(T)A Protocol in London. Last year Jamie presented EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness, and this year I am coming in to focus more specifically on the elements of Buddhist psychology in EMDR therapy, and the application of mindfulness, the 8 Phase Protocol and the AIP model as a systemic template for addiction treatment. I will also be sharing the implications for other treatment settings including general mental health and private practice. This is the first of I hope many opportunities in Europe and throughout the world to share this information.

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Jul
15
to Jul 18

Keynote Presentation at the CORE Conference: The MET(T)A Protocol

I will open the second full day of the CORE Conference on Monday morning with a talk on "Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach." I am excited for the opportunity to share my experience thus far with the MET(T)A Protocol, and to help participants start to think and work proactively and systemically toward trauma-focused care from a trauma-informed perspective. The momentum has been shifting in this direction for awhile now, and now I am very grateful to have opportunities like these to deepen and broaden the dialogue about and the practice of trauma-focused care, particularly in agency settings. I am very excited to share how the power of Buddhist psychology, clinical mindfulness strategies, EMDR therapy and AIP model as a template for treatment continues to be a possible game changer in the treatment world, and how it can improve delivery of mindfulness based EMDR therapy in other agency and private practice settings.

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Jun
13
to Jun 15

U.S. Journal Training - 5th Southeast Conference: TRAUMA, Addiction & Intimacy Disorders

The 5th Southeast Conference - TRAUMA, Addiction & Intimacy Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.

The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I am very excited to be working with US Journal, and even more excited that I will have the opportunity to present two different workshops, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:
This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

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May
30
to Jun 1

U.S. Journal Training - 31st Annual Northwest Conference: Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders

The 31st Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics. The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I am very excited to be working with US Journal, and even more excited that I will have the opportunity to present two different workshops, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:
This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

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May
4
to May 6

Featured Pre-Retreat Workshop at Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators & Friends Retreat - MET(T)A Protocol Daylong Workshop

I will have the great opportunity to spend a weekend with my co-author Jamie Marich as one of the featured pre-retreat day long workshops offered to those who are interested. I will also lead and co-lead breakout groups with Jamie over the remainder of the weekend. It will all take place at the beautiful Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA which is very accessible to Pittsburgh Airport.

The All-Day Pre-Retreat Workshop Choices are:
• Conscious Planning 101: Fundamentals of Facilitating Retreats and Workshops (Dr. Jamie Marich)
• Buddhist Psychology & EMDR Therapy: The METTA Method (Dr. Stephen Dansiger)

Extra fee applies, these workshops are not included in main registration. The main retreat begins after 4:00pm on May 4, with an Opening Dinner at 5:30pm.

6 CEs and 6 EMDRIA credits are being offered for the MET(T)A Protocol workshop.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

 

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Apr
18
11:30 AM11:30

Presenting at Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter Meeting - Buddhist Psychology and Trauma Focused Treatment for Addictions

I am looking forward to sharing with the Santa Barbara chapter of CAMFT on Buddhist Informed and Trauma Focused treatments for addiction. My observation continues to be that there is quite the hunger, quite the thirst for this information, and presentations like this help me to let people know what may be possible. This includes Buddhist based interventions like Refuge Recovery and the MET(T)A Protocol, and an integration with EMDR therapy with a focus on trauma resolution. My hope is that not only will people find their way to utilizing these modalities in their office, but also through MET(T)A will find ways to re-imagine addiction treatment and improve the delivery of services.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs.
Attendees must register in advance in order to attend
(Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter members $30 / non-members $40).
Registration includes a delicious lunch buffet.
Please contact the Events Director if you have special dietary needs at events@santabarbaratherapy.org.
Parking is in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces.

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Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

UCLA MARC Workshop - EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care

Dr. Steve will present EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care at UCLA. It is presented as part of the workshop series at the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) which is is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Other presenters over the years have included Dr. Daniel Siegel, Diana Winston, Dr. Sue Smalley and many others. As with other times this workshop has been presented, 6 APA CEs are available and 6 EMDRIA Credits as well. This event is for clinicians and others both those trained in EMDR and those curious about the therapy.

$60 - Regular
$48 - UCLA Staff / Seniors 65+
$0 - UCLA Students
$20 Fee For CEs

For more information & to register, please visit: http://marc.ucla.edu/workshops

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Speaking at EMDR Connect in Pasadena

EMDR Connect is a fantastic Southern California and beyond EMDR networking group, hosted in a cyber fashion ongoing, and hosting networking events for EMDR therapists. I will give the presentation for the December meeting at 10am-1130am on Saturday December 9... a great opportunity to meet other EMDR therapists and to learn about the contents of our new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

ATS Event: 21st Century Dharma - New Perspectives and Therapies

Meditation & Dharma Talk w/ Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Josh Korda & Noah Levine.
November 13th, 7:30PM, Santa Monica, CA

As the dharma spreads to new cultures it invariably assimilates the world views and practices of that culture, creating vibrantly new approaches to spiritual practice. For example, when Buddhism spread to China and then Japan it amalgamated core Taoist principles, resulting in the Zen lineage. 

Today much of the interaction in the US is seen between the dharma and Western therapy, resulting in a wide variety of innovative modalities, including DBT, MBSR, and others, while also expanding lay participation in Buddhist meditation at dharma centers.

Dr. Steve Dansiger and Buddhist Teacher Josh Korda have been deeply engaged in synthesizing new directions for Western Buddhism and therapies. The former has been combining the dharma with modern interventions, specifically EMDR therapy, to address trauma directly, and promote long term recovery and deeper, more sustainable dharma practice. The latter has been integrating core buddhist concepts with new therapeutic approaches—such as Attachment Theory, internal self-states and emotion centered modalities—into new approaches for Buddhist spiritual counseling.

Noah Levine (who wrote the foreword to both their books) will introduce old friends Steve and Josh, as they lead meditation, give a talk, and answer questions, on the eve of both of their book releases: Josh Korda's Unsubscribe and Stephen Dansiger (with Jamie Marich) with EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Teleseminar w/ Drs. Jamie Marich & Stephen Dansiger

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My colleague and co-author Jamie Marich does a monthly free teleconference where she interviews those who might be helpful to others in the field. In November, it will be Jamie and I talking about our very soon to be released book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care. I always look forward to this and other opportunities to tag team with Jamie on the project of transforming suffering for those that we can with EMDR therapy, Mindfulness, and in moving from trauma informed to trauma focused care.

The teleconference is free... For more information and to RSVP, click here

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Presentation at Annual Conference of the the California Association of Anger Management Providers on EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness

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I will present from 11am until Noon at this all day conference on the effectiveness of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness strategies in the treatment of trauma related anger, both from the PTSD perspective and trauma related dilemmas below the threshold of PTSD.

Friday, October 20, 2017 at the California Endowment Center at 1000 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012. There will be a continental breakfast from 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Conference is from 9am - 5pm

For more information and to register, click here.

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

MET(T)A Method Day Long Debut at San Francisco - South Bay EMDR Regional Network

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I have been presenting on the "MET(T)A Method: Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions" in a shorter format for the past year, and am now starting to present a Day Long version of the workshop.  It will debut through the San Francisco-South Bay EMDR Regional Network on Saturday, September 23rd... this workshop comes with 6 APA CEs and 6 EMDRIA credits if you choose that option. This training is open only for EMDR trained therapists, however, I will be opening it up to non trained therapists in future locations!  Since it is through the EMDRIA Regional Network, the price for the training is discounted... and there are Early Bird Discounts until July 28th!

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Sep
23
12:01 AM00:01

The Kiloby Center's Radical Recovery Summit

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The Kiloby Center is hosting an online summit entitled Radical Recovery featuring thought leaders including Gabor Mate, Rick Hanson and others. I had the opportunity to provide an hour long interview going over elements of Clinical Dharma, Refuge Recovery and the MET(T)A Method as ways of changing the delivery of addiction treatment.

Sign up and participation in the summit is all online and provided here.

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care - Claremont, CA

StartAgain & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness present:

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness:
Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care

Presented by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT
EMDR Clinician, Author, & Trainer
Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant

Friday, September 8th, 2017 - 9am to 5:00pm
Claremont UCC:
233 Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Cost of Training: Special Discounted Pricing!
(normally $105 for this training)
$90 - Licensed Therapists
$75 - Pre-Licensed Therapists
$50 - Students

** A small number of partial scholarships are available. Inquire for details.

Includes: 6 EMDRIA Credits + 6 APA CEs. APA CEs are approved by the BBS for California MFTs and Social Workers. All others encouraged to check with regulatory boards regarding APA credits. Optional lunch-time yoga class included. Wear comfortable clothing if you plan on taking the yoga class. Lunch is on your own.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For the past 2600 years, Buddhist mindfulness and the therapies and practices connected to this system of healing have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people.

More recently, our own understanding of the brain and nervous system has brought scientific and therapeutic underpinning to those old understandings of human well being, with Francine Shapiro’s development of EMDR therapy and the AIP model representing a particular highlight.

In Dr. Dansiger's first east coast workshops, both trained EMDR therapists and non-EMDR therapists will be challenged to consider how fusing two systems of healing - mindfulness-informed interventions and trauma-focused care guided by the EMDR approach to psychotherapy - can revolutionize the helping professions' delivery of trauma responsive services.

Dr Dansiger, author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers, has finished EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, co-authored with Jamie Marich and due out with Springer Publishing in November 2017. This is the first major book in the EMDR canon to directly address the integration of EMDR therapy and principles of mindfulness in clinical work.

This workshop is aimed at therapists both experienced and not-yet trained in EMDR, offering an advanced insight into how mindfulness can enhance the power of EMDR , and also offering colleagues trained in other therapeutic approaches an introduction to how EMDR works.

The centerpiece of the workshop will be a clinical demonstration in EMDR therapy, following a discussion in which those who are trained and those who are considering training often learn a great deal from each other through exchanging observations and insights.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

(a) to define mindfulness in a classic sense and explain the meaning of mindfulness-informed interventions as a modern clinical term

(b) to apply no fewer than five mindfulness-informed interventions in clinical situations, making appropriate adaptations in the spirit of trauma focused care

(c)  to modify classical mindfulness practices for receptivity by clients based on clinical needs for safety and flexibility

(d) to define trauma with respect to the adaptive information processing (AIP) model of EMDR therapy and explain clinical relevance for trauma focused care

(e) to summarize the history of how EMDR therapy was developed, taking special care to emphasize the mind-body elements reflecting mindfulness principles and attitudes in the development of EMDR therapy

(f)  to critically analyze a demonstration in EMDR therapy (8-phase protocol) as an extension of mindfulness-informed practice

(g) to discuss how fusing mindfulness-informed interventions and EMDR therapy offers a new solution for delivering trauma focused care in mental health and addiction services

(h) to evaluate professional needs to enhanced training in either mindfulness-based interventions and/or EMDR therapy and to explain how such further training/formation can benefit clinical practice

COURSE CONTENTS:

Definitions, Basic Practices & Clinical Applications for Trauma Focused Application, and Review of Practices within Mindfulness Involving Bilateral Stimulation.

Trauma & EMDR Therapy Foundations: Review of Trauma, EMDR Therapy, & The AIP Model: Exploring Dr. Shapiro’s Roots in Mind-Body Approaches to Healing/Mindfulness, Neurobiology of Trauma and Mindfulness

Redefining the Paradigm: EMDR Therapy Demonstration & Discussion on Elements of Vipassana/Mindfulness Meditation Within the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol

Wrap Up & Fusion: Clinical Needs Assessment, Movement-Based Mindfulness Skills Inspired by Bilateral Stimulation/ Dual Attention Stimulus, The Relevance of Mindful Values and Approaches in EMDR Therapy and in Trauma Focused Care as a Practice; Evaluation of Further Needs in Training and Formation.

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**Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  APA is an approved provider of the California BBS of CA for MFTs and Social Workers. Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact information: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 1377 Springwood Trace SE, Warren, OH 44484 info@mindfulohio.com (330-881-2944); This program is approved for 6.0 credits by the EMDR International Association (#1002).

** Claremont UCC is an ADA-Compliant facility. Please email us at events@drdansiger.com if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

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Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care - New Haven, CT

StartAgain & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness present:

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness:
Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care

Presented by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT
EMDR Clinician, Author, & Trainer
Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant

Tuesday, June 27 - 9am to 4:30pm
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Avenue | Hamden, CT 06517

Cost of Training: $105.00
Includes: 6 EMDRIA Credits and 6 APA CEs, which are accepted for CT Psychologists, Social Workers and Marital and Family Therapists. Lunch is on your own.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For the past 2600 years, Buddhist mindfulness and the therapies and practices connected to this system of healing have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people.

More recently, our own understanding of the brain and nervous system has brought scientific and therapeutic underpinning to those old understandings of human well being, with Francine Shapiro’s development of EMDR therapy and the AIP model representing a particular highlight.

In Dr. Dansiger's first east coast workshops, both trained EMDR therapists and non-EMDR therapists will be challenged to consider how fusing two systems of healing - mindfulness-informed interventions and trauma-focused care guided by the EMDR approach to psychotherapy - can revolutionize the helping professions' delivery of trauma responsive services.

Dr Dansiger, author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers, has finished EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, co-authored with Jamie Marich and due out with Springer Publishing in November 2017. This is the first major book in the EMDR canon to directly address the integration of EMDR therapy and principles of mindfulness in clinical work.

This workshop is aimed at therapists both experienced and not-yet trained in EMDR, offering an advanced insight into how mindfulness can enhance the power of EMDR , and also offering colleagues trained in other therapeutic approaches an introduction to how EMDR works.

The centerpiece of the workshop will be a clinical demonstration in EMDR therapy, following a discussion in which those who are trained and those who are considering training often learn a great deal from each other through exchanging observations and insights.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

(a) to define mindfulness in a classic sense and explain the meaning of mindfulness-informed interventions as a modern clinical term

(b) to apply no fewer than five mindfulness-informed interventions in clinical situations, making appropriate adaptations in the spirit of trauma focused care

(c)  to modify classical mindfulness practices for receptivity by clients based on clinical needs for safety and flexibility

(d) to define trauma with respect to the adaptive information processing (AIP) model of EMDR therapy and explain clinical relevance for trauma focused care

(e) to summarize the history of how EMDR therapy was developed, taking special care to emphasize the mind-body elements reflecting mindfulness principles and attitudes in the development of EMDR therapy

(f)  to critically analyze a demonstration in EMDR therapy (8-phase protocol) as an extension of mindfulness-informed practice

(g) to discuss how fusing mindfulness-informed interventions and EMDR therapy offers a new solution for delivering trauma focused care in mental health and addiction services

(h) to evaluate professional needs to enhanced training in either mindfulness-based interventions and/or EMDR therapy and to explain how such further training/formation can benefit clinical practice

COURSE CONTENTS:

Definitions, Basic Practices & Clinical Applications for Trauma Focused Application, and Review of Practices within Mindfulness Involving Bilateral Stimulation.

Trauma & EMDR Therapy Foundations: Review of Trauma, EMDR Therapy, & The AIP Model: Exploring Dr. Shapiro’s Roots in Mind-Body Approaches to Healing/Mindfulness, Neurobiology of Trauma and Mindfulness

Redefining the Paradigm: EMDR Therapy Demonstration & Discussion on Elements of Vipassana/Mindfulness Meditation Within the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol

Wrap Up & Fusion: Clinical Needs Assessment, Movement-Based Mindfulness Skills Inspired by Bilateral Stimulation/ Dual Attention Stimulus, The Relevance of Mindful Values and Approaches in EMDR Therapy and in Trauma Focused Care as a Practice; Evaluation of Further Needs in Training and Formation.

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** Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact Information: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 1377 Springwood Trace SE, Warren, OH 44484 info@mindfulohio.com (330-881-2944); This program is approved for 6.0 credits by the EMDR International Association (#1002-16).

** Whitneyville Cultural Commons is an ADA-Compliant facility. Please email us at events@drdansiger.com if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care - NYC

StartAgain & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness present:

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness:
Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care

Presented by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT
EMDR Clinician, Author, & Trainer
Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant

Thursday, June 22 - 10am to 5:30pm
SUNY Empire State College
325 Hudson Street, New York, New York  10013

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Cost of Training: $105.00
Includes: 6 EMDRIA Credits, 6 APA CEs, and 6 CEs for New York State Social Workers. All others encouraged to check with regulatory boards regarding APA credits.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For the past 2600 years, Buddhist mindfulness and the therapies and practices connected to this system of healing have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people.

More recently, our own understanding of the brain and nervous system has brought scientific and therapeutic underpinning to those old understandings of human well being, with Francine Shapiro’s development of EMDR therapy and the AIP model representing a particular highlight.

In Dr. Dansiger's first east coast workshops, both trained EMDR therapists and non-EMDR therapists will be challenged to consider how fusing two systems of healing - mindfulness-informed interventions and trauma-focused care guided by the EMDR approach to psychotherapy - can revolutionize the helping professions' delivery of trauma responsive services.

Dr Dansiger, author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers, has finished EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, co-authored with Jamie Marich and due out with Springer Publishing in November 2017. This is the first major book in the EMDR canon to directly address the integration of EMDR therapy and principles of mindfulness in clinical work.

This workshop is aimed at therapists both experienced and not-yet trained in EMDR, offering an advanced insight into how mindfulness can enhance the power of EMDR , and also offering colleagues trained in other therapeutic approaches an introduction to how EMDR works.

The centerpiece of the workshop will be a clinical demonstration in EMDR therapy, following a discussion in which those who are trained and those who are considering training often learn a great deal from each other through exchanging observations and insights.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

(a) to define mindfulness in a classic sense and explain the meaning of mindfulness-informed interventions as a modern clinical term

(b) to apply no fewer than five mindfulness-informed interventions in clinical situations, making appropriate adaptations in the spirit of trauma focused care

(c)  to modify classical mindfulness practices for receptivity by clients based on clinical needs for safety and flexibility

(d) to define trauma with respect to the adaptive information processing (AIP) model of EMDR therapy and explain clinical relevance for trauma focused care

(e) to summarize the history of how EMDR therapy was developed, taking special care to emphasize the mind-body elements reflecting mindfulness principles and attitudes in the development of EMDR therapy

(f)  to critically analyze a demonstration in EMDR therapy (8-phase protocol) as an extension of mindfulness-informed practice

(g) to discuss how fusing mindfulness-informed interventions and EMDR therapy offers a new solution for delivering trauma focused care in mental health and addiction services

(h) to evaluate professional needs to enhanced training in either mindfulness-based interventions and/or EMDR therapy and to explain how such further training/formation can benefit clinical practice

COURSE CONTENTS:

Definitions, Basic Practices & Clinical Applications for Trauma Focused Application, and Review of Practices within Mindfulness Involving Bilateral Stimulation.

Trauma & EMDR Therapy Foundations: Review of Trauma, EMDR Therapy, & The AIP Model: Exploring Dr. Shapiro’s Roots in Mind-Body Approaches to Healing/Mindfulness, Neurobiology of Trauma and Mindfulness

Redefining the Paradigm: EMDR Therapy Demonstration & Discussion on Elements of Vipassana/Mindfulness Meditation Within the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol

Wrap Up & Fusion: Clinical Needs Assessment, Movement-Based Mindfulness Skills Inspired by Bilateral Stimulation/ Dual Attention Stimulus, The Relevance of Mindful Values and Approaches in EMDR Therapy and in Trauma Focused Care as a Practice; Evaluation of Further Needs in Training and Formation

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**Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact information: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 1377 Springwood Trace SE, Warren, OH 44484 info@mindfulohio.com (330-881-2944); This program is approved for 6.0 credits by the EMDR International Association (#1002).

** Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness' Co-Sponsor, CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060

** SUNY Empire State College is an ADA-Compliant facility. Please email us at events@drdansiger.com if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

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Apr
21
to Apr 23

EMDR Canada: Updating Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy for Addictions

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I have had two wonderful opportunities thus far at the conference level (EMDRIA 2016 and The Evolution of Addiction Conference 2017) to present the MET(T)A Method, the integration of Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR into an addiction treatment setting. My next conference appearance currently scheduled will be EMDR Canada, taking place this year in Banff. I will present on the final afternoon, Sunday, April 23 at 130pm. I am so excited for this opportunity to continue to share that which has become my passion, utilizing the 8 Phase Protocol and the Adaptive Information Processing Model of EMDR therapy as a design for addiction agency treatment. As I continue to train more therapists in the model, and as those therapists (and I) work on case studies and other qualitative research, my hope and excitement grows for the possibility of trauma resolution for those that suffer from addiction. In the same spirit of reflection and action that I applied in preparation for EMDRIA 2016 back in August, I will be blogging regarding my thinking about this work, the growing anecdotal reports and case study evidence, the progress on generating quantitative research, and any other thoughts and actions that grow from considering this upcoming presentation...

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Aug
27
11:30 AM11:30

Presenting at the 2016 EMDRIA International Conference

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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 - 11:00AM
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN
www.emdriaconference.com

 

My vision was a new template for addictions treatment centers that honors the current wisdom and growing evidence that unprocessed trauma plays a major role in relapse. That vision is unfolding at Refuge Recovery Centers, a Buddhist mindfulness based treatment center, where as Clinical Director I am training all clinicians and trainees in EMDR therapy and running the agency activity through the 8 phase protocol.

Grounded in the 8 Phase Protocol of Dr. Shapiro, my presentation will cover the history of addictions treatment, the basis for mindfulness as a central aspect of treatment, and the already developed foundations and strategies related to EMDR therapy for addictions. I will address the theory, practice and initial research into how mindfulness and EMDR therapy as a theoretical orientation can guide successful agency based treatment of addictions, and perhaps other disorders as well.

If you cannot get to Minneapolis for the conference, you can attend online, with one of the available live stream presentations being my talk on Mindfulness and the 8 Phase Protocol (of EMDR) as a Template for Addictions Treatment.  You can use this link to sign up for the online conference. If you are not available to watch it when I am being live-streamed, you will have 3-weeks to view the workshop and any other workshops you miss the day of the conference.

My presentation at this conference addresses a number of issues and contains several levels that I continue to think about and work through... I am writing blog posts to break down the presentation into its component parts and to bring to the surface the issues and thinking that brought me to this place... Please feel free to visit the series by clicking here or on the individual links below:

PART ONE: My Presence At The EMDRIA Conference and... Addiction
PART TWO: My Presence At The EMDRIA Conference and... Treatment Centers
PART THREE: My Presentation at the EMDRIA Conference and... Mindfulness and EMDR
PART FOUR: My Presentation at the EMDRIA Conference and... The Implementation of the Model at Refuge Recovery Centers
PART FIVE: My Presentation at the EMDRIA Conference and... The Road Forward
PART SIX: My Presentation at the EMDRIA Conference and... A New Framework for Treatment and Treatment Centers


For my abstract summary and full abstract of my presentation, please feel free to download:
Dr.StephenDansiger-2016-EMDRIA-Conference-Talk-Abstract.pdf

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