EMDR

Center of Canada

Janina Fisher

Minding the Body: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Workshop

12.0 EMDRIA Credits – Program Approval #19022-DL06


(50-question exam required with a passing grade of 70%).

The course content and exam will be available for 90 days

**Please note EMDRIA requires all participants who wish to obtain ECs to provide the EMDR Center of Canada Inc. with a copy of their certificate of completion in an EMDRIA approved basic training in EMDR Therapy.***

(Please upload certificate in your Membership profile)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify signs of fragmentation observed in clients during EMDR processing
 
  • Articulate the relationship between “parts” and brain function
 
  • Describe 3 differences between the standard protocol and the fragmented selves
    protocol

 

  • Identify key signs of successful processing with the parts protocol

Program Overview

Trauma-related fragmentation presents challenges for the EMDR therapist when the client’s dissociative responses complicate or disrupt trauma processing. Traumatized clients present with one body and one mind but may also have many parts holding different trauma responses to the same event or to the traumatic environment. The processing with fragmented clients often may appear to be going smoothly but, despite apparent success in sessions, it doesn’t always result in resolution and completion for the client. Or the client may seem to be doing well and then suddenly becomes flooded and de-stabilized during processing or in the following hours and days.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to an EMDR protocol designed for
working with fragmented or dissociative disorder clients that not only enables effective processing of the trauma but also facilitates increased self-compassion.


EMDR with Dissociative Clients

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Workshop

6.5 EMDRIA Credits – Program Approval #19022-DL05


(35-question exam required with a passing grade of 70%).

The course content and exam will be available for 90 days

**Please note EMDRIA requires all participants who wish to obtain ECs to provide the EMDR Center of Canada Inc. with a copy of their certificate of completion in an EMDRIA approved basic training in EMDR Therapy.***

(Please upload certificate in your Membership profile)

Learning Objectives:

  • ·         Identify dysregulation-related blocks to effective EMDR treatment

    ·         Describe body-centered interventions that regulate autonomic arousal

    ·         Integrate body-centered strategies into EMDR trauma processing

    ·         Utilize body-centered strategies as cognitive interweaves

    ·         Increase effectiveness of resource development strategies in preparation for EMDR trauma  
    processing 

Program Overview

Most clients respond to EMDR treatments with ease and surprising success, while others are inexplicably resistant or become flooded, numb, sleepy, or blocked.  Still others have symptoms that contraindicate the use of EMDR trauma processing, such as active addiction, recent sobriety, or self-destructive behavior. Faced with the EMDR patient who cannot tolerate affect, who becomes overwhelmed by traumatic targets, who cannot stay grounded, manage self-destructive impulses, differentiate past and present experience, or create a Safe Place inside—is there any way that EMDR can be helpful?

The answer is, “Yes.”   The intrusive sensations, numbing, and overwhelming affects are all driven by autonomic dysregulation, the legacy of all the Post-traumatic Stress Disorders.  Fortunately, the use of simple body-centered interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that modulate autonomic arousal and address somatically-driven trauma responses can often make EMDR treatments accessible even for blocked, de-stabilized and dissociative clients.

This advanced workshop will introduce a conceptual model for understanding how and when EMDR treatments can be effective even with dysregulated clients and offer a “crash course” in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy developed specifically to treat post-traumatic symptoms.  Participants will be taught simple, body-centered interventions that can be woven into both trauma processing and Resource Development protocols.  Using lecture, videotape, session demonstration and actual practice, participants will have an opportunity to integrate these simple but effective techniques into their EMDR practice.

Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute.

Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches. She is the author of several books, including Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists, and Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation.

Minding the Body: Somatic Interventions for Enhancing EMDR Effectiveness

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

$360 CDN 

(to obtain student/non-profit discount code please refer to instructions below)

EMDR with Dissociative Clients

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

$185 CDN 

(to obtain student/non-profit discount code please refer to instructions below)

 

If you are a student, please include a letter from the registrar confirming your full time student status. If you are employed at a Non-Profit Agency, please submit a letter from your employer on the Agency’s Letterhead confirming your employment. Please email the required letter to admin@emdrcenterofcanada.com in order to receive the discount code before purchasing on-demand course.

*Tuition in USD is dependent on current currency exchange rate

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