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

  • SUNY Empire State College 325 Hudson Street New York, New York 10013 (map)

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.


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.


(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


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


**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 (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 if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.